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Cover Tease: Chillers from the Rock!

Engen Books is proud to announce that the Newfoundland artist working with us this year for our From the Rock cover in none other than Kit Sora of Kit Sora Photography!

The cover this year is a practical shot, taken in the eerie overhanging forests that surround St. Johns. A team comprised of Kit Sora, Drew Power, Matthew LeDrew, and Ellen Curtis made it out to a particularly creepy passage of the woods in late January armed with smoke bombs and blood that Kit swears was fake.

“Fog is such a natural part of like in Newfoundland that works so well with the Chillers theme, it seemed silly not to incorporate it,” said LeDrew.

Power braved the minus-degree temperatures (and got much of the fake blood frozen to him) in order to achieve the shot.


Chillers from the Rock launches March 28 and includes the work of Dale Jarvis, Kelley Power, Teresita E. Dziadura, Paul Carberry, Anastacia Hopkins, Jon Dobbin, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter Foote, Chelsea Bee, Sam Bauer, Ali House, Shannon Green, Michelle Churchill, Jeff Slade, Chantal Boudreau, Matthew Daniels, Maggie Carroll, Lynn Reicker, Eryn Heidel & Matthew LeDrew! Stay tuned for more details!


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Award-Winning Author Kelley Power announced as final ‘Chillers from the Rock’ author!

DJZ3NuwW4AAJaFY.jpg largeEngen Books is proud to announce the last author to be selected for the 2018 Chillers from the Rock collection as non other than award-winning author Kelley Power!

A native Newfoundlander, Power’s work has won the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters competition (Digital Multi-media) and the 48-Hour Novel Writing Marathon (Engen Books). She is currently working on the manuscript of her first novel, for which she recently received a project grant from ArtsNL. She currently serves the betterment of Newfoundland culture as the vice president of the Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.

In February 2018, Power was nominated for a YWCA St. John’s Women of Distinction Award.

In early 2018 her short story “F*%$ Jesus” is set to appear in What’s Written in the Ladies, an anthology collection edited by Bridget Canning.

Power is a member of the Naked Parade Writing Collective; and likes to recharge her creative batteries taking pictures of rocks, collecting rocks, and making my dog hang out with her while she does it.

Power has two short stories, “Sifting” and “Treatment” set to appear in Chillers from the Rock.


Chillers from the Rock launches March 28 and includes the work of Kelly Power, Dale Jarvis, Teresita E. Dziadura, Paul Carberry, Anastacia Hopkins, Jon Dobbin, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter Foote, Chelsea Bee, Sam Bauer, Ali House, Shannon Green, Michelle Churchill, Jeff Slade, Chantal Boudreau, Matthew Daniels, Maggie Carroll, Lynn Reicker, Eryn Heidel & Matthew LeDrew! Stay tuned for more details!


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Matthew LeDrew announced as a ‘Chillers from the Rock’ author!

FaithEngen Books is happy to announce that one of the established authors joining the 2018 From the Rock team will be none other than Engen Books’ founder, Matthew LeDrew!

A native Newfoundlander, LeDrew holds an Honours Degree in English from the Memorial University of Newfoundland with a minor in Anthropology and studied Journalism at College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville, Newfoundland. He has worked with Transcontinental Publishing as well as student-youth magazine The Troubadour.

He has written over a dozen books in the ‘Chillers’ genre, including the bestselling Black Womb series of ten books, Reptilia, and the ever-popular The Tourniquet Reprisal. Continue reading Matthew LeDrew announced as a ‘Chillers from the Rock’ author!

The Six Lights | Engen Books

In late December we launched a new ad for the company as a whole on our website and Youtube, to celebrate the completion of our ten-year anniversary year. A lot of people liked it, and we thank them for their likes and comments, but we wanted to take a second to point out one of the features of the video that had special meaning to us: The Six Lights of Engen.

Despite being started by one person and having a three-person board, Engen Books has always been a company based around a hub of collaboration and creatively. We wanted to express in the video that it was all these great, talented people coming together that made Engen what it is… so we had the Six Lights start separate and then come together as one, exploding into Engen Books.

Who are the Six Light?

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Returning Rocker: Matthew Daniels revealed as next ‘Chillers from the Rock’ author!

Engen Books is proud to announce the triumphant return of author Matthew Daniels to this year’s From the Rock collection, Chillers from the Rock.

Daniels has been in every From the Rock book thus far, performing a ‘hat trick.’ His story ‘Healer’s Hoards’ appeared in 2016’s Sci-Fi from the Rock and ‘Living and Learning’ in 2017’s Fantasy from the Rock. Daniels 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 Daniels steadily grown in his authorial abilities. His newest story in titled Grow Gold Together.’


Five other authors will be joining Dale Jarvis, Teresita E. Dziadura, Paul Carberry, Anastacia Hopkins, Jon Dobbin, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter Foote, Chelsea Bee, Sam Bauer, Ali House, Shannon Green, Michelle Churchill, Jeff Slade, Chantal Boudreau, and Matthew Daniels for the 2018 Chillers on the Rock collection, to be launched March 28 2018! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


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Michelle Churchill announced as a ‘Chillers 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 2018’s Chillers from the Rock collection: Michelle Churchill!

A Newfoundlander who was raised in Nova Scotia but returned, Michelle is the mother of two incredible children. Churchill makes her publishing debut in Chillers from the Rock with her chilling tale: Leopold’s Cherubs Princes.


Eight other authors will be joining Dale Jarvis, Teresita E. Dziadura, Paul Carberry, Anastacia Hopkins, Jon Dobbin, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter Foote, Chelsea Bee, Sam Bauer, Ali House, Shannon Green and Michelle Churchill for the 2018 Chillers on the Rock collection, to be launched March 28 2018! Who will join them? Stay tuned and Never Look Back!


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Ali House, author of The Six Elemental, to write for ‘Chillers from the Rock’

The Six Elemental, cover, Ali HouseAli House, whose first novel The Six Elemental started Engen’s spectacular tenth year anniversary in October 2016, is returning to the From the Rock collection series in Chillers from the Rock with two all-new short stories, “The Taste of Copper” and “The Deal.”

Ali’s 2016 collection entry, “Twenty-One” was heralded as one of the gems of the collection and led to a novel based on the concept and characters later that same year.

Her 2017 book of short fiction, Unexpected Stories (coauthored with Amanda Labonté), is available for free with signup to the Fantasy Files newsletter.

“Some good Young Adult fiction is set up here, with something that pulls at my personal heartstrings. [The Six Elemental] is another book I must pick up when it comes out.” — Sam Bauer, author of ‘The Locket.’

A native Newfoundlander, Ali is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College (MUN), and past recipient of the Golden Crescent Wrench Award. She is the author of The Six Elemental, and has had short stories published in Sci-Fi From the RockFantasy from the Rock and Bluenose Paradox. 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.

Six Elemental Ali House


Ten other authors will be joining Dale Jarvis, Teresita E. Dziadura, Paul Carberry, Anastacia Hopkins, Jon Dobbin, Bronwynn Erskine, Peter Foote, Chelsea Bee, Sam Bauer, and Ali House for the 2018 Chillers on the Rock collection, to be launched March 28 2018! 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.