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Winner: “Huntress of the Woods” by Melissa Bishop | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the October 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Melissa Bishop with the story, Huntress of the Woods!

Melissa Bishop lives in St. John’s but spends a lot of time at her cabin in Georgetown, where inspiration is often discovered on woodland walks. She likes finding the magic in everyday, mostly through reading, writing, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

We had two judges for this collection: Continue reading Winner: “Huntress of the Woods” by Melissa Bishop | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Head in the Clouds | Kit Sora’s Storytime

This weeks was slightly rushed, as I had to make / shoot it on Saturday evening because Sunday was a heckin busy day! I think I actually sketched it earlier that day too!

So this was sort of a mash between ‘head in the clouds’, ‘look to the stars’, ‘light on the other side’ etc. I needed something I could create relatively fast, and with stuff already in the house. I found a sheet of cardboard (large), and literally plopped my face onto the cardboard in my living room to trace my face (both Drew and Tim were napping at this point). Once traced, I just cut out my face hole, and then glued down both lights and fluff. In the end, the lights didn’t work out quite how I had envisioned, but they’re cute enough for the one shot with Mulan Continue reading Head in the Clouds | Kit Sora’s Storytime

Announcing: Terror Nova, a new anthology of chilling Newfoundland tales!

Engen Books is proud to announce to addition of Terror Nova, an anthology of Newfoundland thriller fiction, to its Fall 2020 lineup of titles!

The title will be helmed by Newfoundland’s preeminent horror showman Mike Hickey (Filmmaker, Designer, Host of Fright Hype) and horror master Matthew LeDrew. It will feature new stories by Newfoundland’s most promising talent, curated specifically for the task of bringing Newfoundland’s terrifying mythology to life!

Stay tuned to Engen Books social media for announcements on the writers selected for this incredible project, and look for Terror Nova during Halloween 2020!

Announcing: ‘The Lightbulb Forest’ collection of short fiction!

Ali House Lightbulb ForestEngen Books is proud to announce the next book in its bestselling From the Rock series to be the first of a new spin-off series, From the Rock Presents, which will focus on recurring authors who have had their work featured in multiple collections. The first of these will premiere in early 2020: The Lightbulb Forest, the collected short fiction of Ali House.

The Lightbulb Forest will feature forty short stories collecting House’s long and storied career as one of Atlantic Canada’s most prominent genre fiction writers, including her work to date and many stories seeing print for the first time. It will feature multiple categories of short fiction, including fantasy, thrillers, drama, humor, and science-fiction.

The Lightbulb Forest will also include links to House’s ongoing series The Segment Delta Achieves.

Ali House has had a long and fruitful career, but with novels and short fiction. To date her fiction has appeared in every open-call Engen anthology, including Bluenose Paradox, Unexpected Stories, Dystopia from the Rock, Fantasy from the Rock, Chillers from the Rock, Sci-Fi from the Rock and Flights from the Rock. She has also been featured in Gathering Storm Magazine.

Be sure to mark your calendars and check out this wonderful literary event when it hits shelves!

Duplicity | Kit Sora’s Storytime

For week 8 I was determined to get outside to shoot- I’d been going a little stock crazy, and if I’m unable to shoot outside for prolonged periods of time, no one has a good time! I also find it refreshing, and somewhat inspiring. Everything somehow looks and feels more magical when outside. I’m sure there are still a million other concepts I could come up with to shoot inside, but my heart was pulling for something outside!

I had originally planned on doing some form of giant key concept last year, however things went askew and it eventually fell onto the back burner. So, it was the perfect idea to pick up for this week! I decided Friday night that the Key was my prop, and created the base with bits found around the gallery! The tube once held canvas, and the blades are scraps from a frame! My dear coworker Chad was kind enough to trim them down for me to the perfect lengths! Continue reading Duplicity | Kit Sora’s Storytime

Engen Books acquires eBook and Audiobook rights to the work of Bestselling Author Helen C. Escott

i am funny helen escottEngen Books is proud to announce that they have brokered a deal with Helen C. Escott for the digital media rights to her catalogue of bestselling titles, including I Am Funny Like That, Operation: Wormwood, and Operation: Vanished.

Since August 2018, Escott has risen to be the most popular, most sold, and most read author in Atlantic Canada. In that same month, Escott’s Operation: Wormwood was listed as the top selling book from Indigo’s Newfoundland locations by Atlantic Books Today.

“We’re immensely proud to have Helen C. Escott’s work on our digital media platform,” said Engen founder Matthew LeDrew. “Escott is an amazingly talented writer with a gift for the thrilling and the funny in equal measures. It’s rare that an author can swing for both those extremes and knock both out of the park so completely.”

In addition to its commercial success, Operation: Wormwood was shortlisted for the 2019 Arthur Ellis Best First Crime Novel Award.

Helen describes herself as an International Woman of Mystery and Crime Writer. She is on a one-woman crime spree in the literary world. Look for more from Engen Books and Helen C. Escott in the coming weeks and months.

“Very excited to announce that Engen Books will now be taking over the worldwide distributing of the Ebook & audiobooks for Operation Vanished, Operation Wormwood & I am Funny Like That,” said Escott. “Flanker Press Ltd. will be be the publisher of all my print books. These two amazing publishing companies have joined forces to ensure that as an author, I get a place on the literary world stage. Thank you Garry Cranford Jerry Cranford & Matthew LeDrew.”

Reviews for Helen C. Escott’s work:

“What an absolutely fantastic book! Such a clever and original idea, with thoroughly likable (and some definitely hate-able!) characters; easy to read, completely engaging – a page turner without a doubt. If I could give it 10/10 I would. I look forward to reading further work by Ms. Escott and eagerly await the release of Operation Vanished.”
— Nicole Little, contributor to Flights from the Rock and Kit Sora: The Artobiography

Operation: Wormwood is one heck of a thriller” — The Telegram

Winner: “Black Gold” by Ryan Hunt | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

After much deliberation, Engen Books is proud to announce the winner of the August 2019 Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest: Ryan Hunt with the story, Black Gold!

Ryan Hunt is an engineer from Nottingham, England who writes in his spare time. He is currently working on his debut novel, The Final Carnivore, a story about horrible people given absolute power, and those who rise to stop them. You can follow him on Twitter  @RJHuntWrites.

We had three judges for this collection: Continue reading Winner: “Black Gold” by Ryan Hunt | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest