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“Top 10” Stories from The Lightbulb Forest | House Blog

I’d like to start off by saying that as an author I love all my stories equally, and that there’s really no such thing as a “Top 10”, just as there would be no “Bottom 10”. After all, if I didn’t care about some of these stories I wouldn’t have wanted them in this anthology.

That being said, here are 10 of those stories that I’m really excited to share with you. Continue reading “Top 10” Stories from The Lightbulb Forest | House Blog

Call for Mythology Submissions!

Over the last five years, the From the Rock series has become one of the preeminent anthology series’ in Atlantic Canada. We have been home to some amazing established talent and helped some new authors break through that have gone on to dominate their fields, becoming genre bestsellers in their own right. From the Rock is a title readers consistently ask for, review well, and is a great way for avid readers to get introduced to indie talent they might find interesting. In 2018 the series’ third entry, Chillers from the Rock, went Bestseller on pre-orders alone!

We are currently accepting submissions for the seventh entry in this series: Mythology from the Rock, to be available in Winter of 2021. Continue reading Call for Mythology Submissions!

Winner: “Bubble” by N. Phoenix Bowman | 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: N. Phoenix Bowman with the story, Bubble!

N. Phoenix Bowman was born of the rich red earth in a rural Nova Scotia fishing village during the 1980s. She is the author of the Outer Worlders series. These days, when not writing, she create tattoos for clients in a New Minas, Nova Scotia, tattoo shop.

We had two judges for this collection: Continue reading Winner: “Bubble” by N. Phoenix Bowman | Kit Sora Flash Fiction Photography Contest

Looking Ahead: Engen 2020

2019 was an amazing year with a plethora of new titles from Newfoundland’s fastest growing publisher, culminating in the release of our first Young Readers book, The Last Tree. It’s been an incredible year, but we’re here to let you know: 2020 is going to be even crazier.

We have a metric ton of titles coming out, a great deal of which we can’t even tell you about yet. But there are 15 that we can tell you about, and they’re gonna be nuts.

For the Love of Summer
Author: Sarah Thompson
Genre: LGBTQ+ Romance
Our first book of 2020 is a bold new romance from Sarah Thompson, following Summer and her journey through young adulthood to find herself, and realize that the person she’s been searching for has been her best friend all along. Check it out in January 2020! Continue reading Looking Ahead: Engen 2020

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 September 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!