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Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Ali House

promo_cover7_webWe spent most of January announcing our Fantasy from the Rock all-star lineup, but without actually reading the stories (and you can’t, not until April 27th!) it’s hard to get to know the authors that are helping make up this epic collection. With that in mind, here’s a little bit about Ali House, who first penned for Sci-Fi from the Rock and has proven herself a formidable force in the indie short fiction scene.  She returns this year with her short story: Honour and The Invisible Boy.

A native Newfoundlander, Alison is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (MUN). She currently resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she works in arts administration and spends more time than a person should in and around theaters. Continue reading Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Ali House

Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Peter J. Foote

promo_cover7_webWe spent most of January announcing our Fantasy from the Rock all-star lineup, but without actually reading the stories (and you can’t, not until April 27th!) it’s hard to get to know the authors that are helping make up this epic collection. With that in mind, here’s our interview with Peter J Foote, owner of FictionFirst Bookstore and the author of The Silence Between Moons and A Troll By Any Other Name!

1. What is your favorite word?
Peter: Tremendous. Store clerks never know if you’re sincere or sarcastic when they ask you “How are you doing today?”

2. What is your least favorite word?
Peter: Very. It’s a lazy word. Continue reading Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Peter J. Foote

Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Matthew Daniels

promo_cover7_webWe spent most of January announcing our Fantasy from the Rock all-star lineup, but without actually reading the stories (and you can’t, not until April 27th!) it’s hard to get to know the authors that are helping make up this epic collection. With that in mind, here’s a little bit about Matthew Daniels, who first penned for Sci-Fi from the Rock and has proven himself a formidable force in the indie short fiction scene.  He returns this year with his short story: Living and Learning…

1. What is your favorite word?
Matthew:
Defenestrate. I love the fact that there’s a word for throwing someone/ something out of a window.

2. What is your least favorite word?
Matthew:
All of that hogwash like “on fleek” and “fam.” Continue reading Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Matthew Daniels

Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Katie Little

promo_cover7_webWe spent most of January announcing our Fantasy from the Rock all-star lineup, but without actually reading the stories (and you can’t, not until April 27th!) it’s hard to get to know the authors that are helping make up this epic collection. With that in mind, here’s our interview with Katie Little, author of Sage and Salt!

1. What is your favorite word?
Katie: Isinglass!

2. What is your least favorite word?
Katie: Squelch.
Continue reading Meet your Fantasy from the Rock team: Katie Little

Paul Carberry announced as a “Fantasy from the Rock” author!

Zombies on the Rock, Paul Carberry

The epic author of the fantastically entertaining 2015 novel Zombies on the Rock, Paul Carberry, lends his considerable talents to the fantasy genre as one of the authors in the upcoming 2017 anthology, Fantasy from the Rock.

Paul Carberry currently works as a pharmacy assistant and will soon be enrolled in the Reserves with the Canadian Armed Forces. He has always enjoyed the whole horror genre and has always had a special interest in zombies. He is currently living in his hometown of Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, with his wife, Leah. His dream is to finish this story that he has started and to travel around the world selling his books.

Continue reading Paul Carberry announced as a “Fantasy from the Rock” author!

Nicholas Morine announced as a Fantasy from the Rock author!

kEngen Books is proud to announce that Nicholas Morine, the talented authors of Kowloon Walled City, 1984, Cavern, City in the Dark, and Punish the Wicked: a Dystopian Horror, will be the next author joining Heather Reilly, Katie Little, Sam Bauer and the rest of our all-star cast in Fantasy from the Rock!

Morine’s work is atmospheric and imaginative, taking readers to other realms of possibility within the scope of reality: he crafts his fiction by melding his intense academic study with his vast array of storytelling talents, using them in concert to build believable casts of characters, situations, and worlds.

He brings with him his short story “Seat Perilous.”

Morine has previously been published with both Problematic Press and Montag Press.


There are only two authors left to announce leading up to our April 2017 release, and one of them joins Heather Reilly as one of our all-star fantasy authors! Who could it be? Stay tuned! 🙂

Amanda Labonté pens a new ‘Call of the Sea’ story for Fantasy from the Rock!

Amanda LabonteAmanda Labonté has proven herself to be one of the driving forces behind-the-scenes of Engen’s 10-year Anniversary celebration: focused and unyielding, making sure the unique vision of her fiction stays in print and is continued. Her powerful story of intrigue and mystery, set against the backdrop of the Newfoundland coast, has gotten the attention of industry critics and readers alike as a part of a new breed of maritime YA novels — ones that perfectly mix the setting of the Atlantic provinces with the modern storytelling methods she employs, making something fresh, new, and exhilarating.

Labonté brings with her a story set in her ‘Call of the Sea’ narrative, an early tale involving twins Alex and Ben. Continue reading Amanda Labonté pens a new ‘Call of the Sea’ story for Fantasy from the Rock!

Introducing Katie Little, author for Fantasy from the Rock!

promo_cover7_webEngen Books is proud to announce an amazing new talent alongside Heather Reilly, Dave Reynolds, Ali House, and Ellen Curtis: Katie Little!

Katie Little is a writer and artist from St. John’s, Newfoundland. While her story for Fantasy from the Rock, ‘Sage and Salt,’ is her first published original work, she’s been writing for fun ever since she was old enough to hold a crayon. Katie has been a guest reader at various literary events in the area over the past several years; she also sells her artwork at local conventions and festivals as part of the art group Wormwood Tuesday.

Katie is currently focused on combining writing with visual art. Her active projects include a visual novel based on Greek mythology, an interactive fiction game about a dwarven mushroom farmer, and an illustrated zine of horoscopes for a zombie apocalypse. You can find her on Tumblr, Twitter, WordPress, Snapchat, and Instagram under the username owleesi.

“Making Family” author Jennifer White joins the Fantasy from the Rock cast!

making_familyOpportunities in Atlantic Canada bring out the best in all fields, as one of Newfoundland’s most talented new contemporary fiction authors of 2016, Jennifer White, joins genre staples such as Heather Reilly, Ali House, and Ellen Curtis!

Jennifer White has been writing since elementary school, winning many awards for her fiction. She is currently a school principal in North West River, Newfoundland.
She is married, has three children, and tries not to get too cold in the very long, Labrador winters.

Her debut novel, Making Family, is currently available through iTunes and Kobo.

She brings with her her short story Quiet Cove, which brings fantasy to a small town Newfoundland setting she writes so well.

Ellen Curtis writes for Fantasy from the Rock!

Ellen CurtisAfter co-helming two of Engen’s most successful endeavors in 2016, Sci-Fi from the Rock and Exodus of Angels, Ellen Curtis returns to her short-fiction writing roots with her new story, ‘Winter’s Loch.’

Ellen Curtis is a writer and web TV personality born and raised in St. Johns, Newfoundland; whose aptitude for the written word began at a young age, when she began writing short stories, poetry, lyrics and novellas.

She was ‘discovered’ at a Sci-Fi on the Rock II writing panel in 2008, and her first collection of stories, Compendium, was published just over a year later in October 2009. Continue reading Ellen Curtis writes for Fantasy from the Rock!