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Diane Lynn McGyver announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce Diane Lynn McGyver, author of the novels Shadows in the Stone and Scattered Stones as one of the authors in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection!

This first book in Diane Lynn McGyver’s Castle Keepers series is very well done and will keep you turning pages right to the end. What I particularly enjoyed in this solidly mainstream fantasy is its fresh focus on established themes. It’s like an award-winning movie director telling the person behind the camera to lower or raise the picture in the viewfinder for a new angle. — Amazon.com Review of Shadows in the Stone.

Diane says she fell in love with the fantasy genre when an awesome dungeon master introduced her to Dungeons & Dragons at the age of 13. From there, she landed into the world created by Terry Brooks and then the ones created by Mercedes Lackey. By the age of 19, she knew she was truly lost to the other realm.


Ten other authors will be joining Diane Lynn McGyver, David Wright, Erin Vance, Jon Dobbin, Elizabeth Whitten, Peter Foote, Chantal Boudreau, Ellen Curtis, Finnan Beaton, Christopher Walsh, Lisa Daly, Jeff Slade, Michelle Churchill, Ryan Belbin, Nicole Little, Brad Dunne, David Rimmington, Heather Nolan, Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning and prolific authors in the genre to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!

For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.

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David Wright announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce the inclusion of prolific short story and novel author David Wright in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection!

Born in Vancouver, Wright is the author of over 70 stories published since 2004. His career spans publications in the United States, Australia, & the United Kingdom. He is currently the author of seven novels: Flight of the Cosmonaut, Codename Vengeance, Elf Lord, A Travel Guide to Murder, A Travel Guide to Murder: Hawaii, and, A Travel Guide to Murder: Caribbean. Continue reading David Wright announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Erin Vance returns as editor for ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

Erin Vance returns as one of the editors of 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock!

Erin Vance is an editor and a graduate of the Memorial University of Newfoundland English Honors Program.

Erin won the Arts and Letters competition when she was just 14 years old in 2007 with her short story, “Something White.” She is featured in the Nelson Literacy 7 Homegrown (Newfoundland Edition) with her poem “Rough Draft.” Continue reading Erin Vance returns as editor for ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

Award-Winning Author Jon Dobbin announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to announce one of the authors that will be returning in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Jon Dobbin!

A native to the St. John’s metro region, Dobbin tied for first place in the 2017 48-Hour Writing Marathon, sponsored by THE Creative Learning, Thrive, and Engen Books. He placed second during the WANL Nightmare on Water Street event in October 2018. He describes himself as “the father of three, the husband to an amazing wife, an educator, and a tattoo and beard enthusiast.” Continue reading Award-Winning Author Jon Dobbin announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Elizabeth Whitten announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to introduce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be making their debut in 2019’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Elizabeth Whitten! She brings with her her short story, ‘Unsettled.’

A native of St. John’s, Whitten is an editor and freelance journalist. At the 37th IRMA Conference, she was awarded the History Feature-Merit for “A Force to be Reckoned with,” which ran in Downhome Magazine, January 2016, p. 128-131.

‘Unsettled’ will be her first published piece of short fiction, and deals with issues of rising oceans.


Fourteen other authors will be joining Elizabeth Whitten, Peter Foote, Chantal Boudreau, Ellen Curtis, Finnan Beaton, Christopher Walsh, Lisa Daly, Jeff Slade, Michelle Churchill, Ryan Belbin, Nicole Little, Brad Dunne, David Rimmington, Heather Nolan, Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning and prolific authors in the genre to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.

Returning Rocker: Prize-Winning author Peter J. Foote announced as returning for ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

Engen Books is proud to announce the triumphant return of author Peter J. Foote to this year’s From the Rock collection, Dystopia from the Rock.

Peter J. Foote is a bestselling speculative fiction writer from Nova Scotia. Outside of writing, he runs a used bookstore specializing in fantasy & sci-fi, cosplays, and alternates between red wine and coffee as the mood demands.

His short stories can be found in both print and in ebook form, with his story “Sea Monkeys” winning the inaugural “Engen Books/Kit Sora, Flash Fiction/Flash Photography” contest in March of 2018. As the founder of the group “Genre Writers of Atlantic Canada”, Peter believes that the writing community is stronger when it works together.

You can visit him at www.facebook.com/peterjfooteauthor/, and @PeterJFoote1 on Twitter.

Foote’s submissions have gained entry into each of the four modern From the Rock volumes. His story ‘The Silence Between Moons’ appeared in 2016’s Sci-Fi from the Rock, ‘A Troll by Any Other Name…’ in 2017’s Fantasy from the Rock, and ‘A Friend in Shadow’ in 2018’s Chillers from the Rock. Foote has proven himself to be a renaissance man of genre fiction, capable of rising to the occasion of any challenge thrown his way. As competition over placement in the From the Rock series has improved, so has Foote steadily grown in his authorial abilities. His newest story in titled ‘Final Edict.’ Continue reading Returning Rocker: Prize-Winning author Peter J. Foote announced as returning for ‘Dystopia from the Rock’!

Chantal Boudreau announced as a ‘Dystopia from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to announce one of the exciting new talents in genre fiction that will be appearing in 2018’s Dystopia from the Rock collection: Chantal Boudreau!

A Toronto native currently living in Sambro, Nova Scotia; Boudreau is an avid and prolific author with over fifty credits to her name. She is the author of the Fervor series of novels, as well as the Masters & Renegades series and The Snowy Barrens Trilogy.

Boudreau is likely best known for her work in short fiction, and the anthologies she has appeared in have been shortlisted for both the Bram Stoker award and the Aurora award.

Her extensive short-fiction bibliography includes fantasy, dark fantasy, and horror.


Sixteen other authors will be joining Chantal Boudreau, Ellen Curtis, Finnan Beaton, Christopher Walsh, Lisa Daly, Jeff Slade, Michelle Churchill, Ryan Belbin, Nicole Little, Brad Dunne, David Rimmington, Heather Nolan, Gareth Mitton, Shannon Green and Ali House for the 2019 Dystopia on the Rock collection! We still have award-winning and prolific authors in the genre to announce! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


For exclusive content and FREE books, be sure and check out the Engen Books Patreon.