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Flights from the Rock launch: a huge success!

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Flights from the Rock launched on July 14 2019 to huge success from The Admiralty House Annex in Mount Pearl. Authors and fans from across the province gathered in The Annex to celebrate the launch with cake, lemonade, readings and games.

Readings included Nicole Little reading from her story ‘Far Out’ about people exploring a distant planet in a space-faring plane, to Jeff Slade’s partial reading of his story ‘The Flight of the Puffin,’ revolving around the work of a very special aircraft.

“The space was beautiful and the people wonderful,” said Engen founder Matthew LeDrew. “We’re blessed to have such wonderful fans of our work, and Admiralty House has all our gratitude for allowing us to use the space and the Field to Flight exhibit.” Continue reading Flights from the Rock launch: a huge success!

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‘Flights from the Rock’ becomes Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories!

Flights from the Rock, the fifth volume in the modern From the Rock series, hit #1 Bestseller on June 12, 2019 at 5:19 PM Newfoundland Standard Time: a full month before its release. It reached #1 in the categories of ‘Military Historical Fiction,’ and ‘War Fiction.’ As of this writing it has reached #127 on the overall paid Amazon ca charts, #1 in Military Historical Fiction, #1 in War Fiction, #1 in Hot New Releases in Historical Fiction, #38 in Historical Fiction overall, and #70 across all Genre Fiction.

Bestseller in War Fiction

Flights from the Rock features twenty-seven short stories celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the first Trans-Atlantic Flight! Stories by wonderful bestselling authors as well as new talent, and edited by Erin Vance, Lisa Daly, and Ellen Curtis! This collection features the thrilling, creatively charged, astonishing fiction that showcases the talent, imagination, and prestige that Canada — both in the Atlantic region and beyond — has to offer. Continue reading ‘Flights from the Rock’ becomes Amazon Bestseller in multiple categories!

Winner: “Duplicity” by Ashley Greening | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Ashley Greening Kit Sora: The ArtobiographyAfter much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the April 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Ashley Greening with her story, Duplicity!

Ashley currently residing in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her first published fiction was ‘Flurries’ in Kit Sora: The Artobiography. Continue reading Winner: “Duplicity” by Ashley Greening | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

The last Flights from the Rock author announced: Ali House!

Engen Books is proud to reveal the final author to appear in the Flights from the Rock anthology: the amazing Ali House!

A native Newfoundlander, House 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.

House is an avid traveler and foodie, and uses her adventures for her inspiration when she writes. Continue reading The last Flights from the Rock author announced: Ali House!

Bestselling author Paul Carberry writes for Flights from the Rock!

Engen Books is proud to present one of the authors to grace the pages of 2019’s Flights from the Rock, the Bestselling Author of the Zombies on the Rock series, Paul Carberry!

Paul Carberry works for the Canadian Armed Forces and is a proud member the Royal Newfoundland Regiment. He is a huge proponent of the horror genre and its place in literature. He has two children, daughter Dana and son Rick, with his wife Leah. Continue reading Bestselling author Paul Carberry writes for Flights from the Rock!

Heather Reilly returns to write for Flights from the Rock!

Engen Books is proud to announce the return of superstar author Heather Reilly to the From the Rock series in Flights from the Rock!

Heather Reilly is an author, musician, poet, and teacher currently living in Newfoundland with her husband and three children. She is the author of several publications, including the five-book YA series Binding of the Almatraek, along with many children’s books and songs.

Reilly was a contributing author to Fantasy from the Rock, bringing with her her award-winning tale ‘In the Moonlight.’ In Flights from the Rock she brings with her her short piece, ‘The Fifth Leg.’


Ten other authors will be joining Heather Reilly, Peter Gillet, Amanda Labonté, Paul Moffett, Jennifer Combden, Jeff Slade, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter J. Foote, Lindsay Kitson, Stacey Oakley, Teresita Dziadura, Nicole Little, Carolyn R Parsons, Lisa Daly, Ellen Curtis, & Erin Vance for the 2019 Flights on the Rock collection! They include pilots, award-winning talent, and bestselling novelists! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


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The Starving book launch announced

Starving smallSave the date for 7pm Thursday May 16 at the newly-established Geeks Public House located at 288 Duckworth Street in historic St. John’s, Newfoundland. That’s where we’ll be having the book launch for The Starving, the newest gem in the crown of excellent Newfoundland-written literature by fresh new author Jon Dobbin.

The Starving tells the western-horror fusion story of Bill Weston, a man from and of the old west, on the hunt for a man named Faraway Sue. That plan changes in Colorado, where Weston comes up against an evil that he can’t explain away by men being the way men are. In Colorado he finds something stranger, something from myth and legend, that if he doesn’t watch out will change him completely. Continue reading The Starving book launch announced