2018 was a banner year for Engen Books, but 2019 has all the potential to surpass it: in spades! Those looking for a sneak peak into just some of our upcoming projects are in the right place! From returning entries in favorite series, remastered bestsellers, and brand new talent breaking for the first time: Engen Books is the thing to follow in 2019!
For months we’ve kept it a secret, slowly amassing the best short fiction from the best authors working in the field, via industry contacts and the Kit Sora Flash Fiction Contest. Now it’s all coming together in Kit Sora: The Artobiography, a 100-page hardcover anthology celebrating one of the greatest photographic artists of our time and the authors she inspired.
This stunning collection will be available from Engen Books in Fall 2018, and features over eighty high-concept images photographed and selected by Sora herself for this collection.
Along with Kit Sora’s tremendous artwork, the collection features accompanying short fiction from some of Canada’s bestselling, award-winning authors. Some include Kate Robbins (Bound to the Highlander), Carolyn R. Parsons (Charley Through Canada), Chelsea Bee (London Calling), Jon Dobbin (The Starving), Candace Osmond (Love & Magic), Michelle Churchill (The Last Tree), Ali House (The Six Elemental), Brad Dunne (After Dark Vapours), Ellen Curtis (Infinity), Matthew LeDrew (Jacobi Street), Kate Sparkes (At Any Cost), JJ King (My Brother’s Keeper), Amanda Labonté (Drawn to the Tides), and USA Today Bestselling author Victoria Barbour (Hard as Ice).
The collection will also feature numerous prize-winning stories, including Frigid by Catherine Rector, Starling by Cristina Ozon, Sweet Sixteen by Nicole Little, Tarnished by Jennifer Combden, Bubbly by Sara Burke, Running by Georgia Atkin, Extinguished by Jeff Slade, and Sea Monkeys by Peter Foote.
The collection will be available in both hardcover print and eBook formats.
Image copyright © 2018 Kit Sora Photography, used with permission. Logo and distinctive ‘oval spike’ design copyright © 2007 Engen Books.
Your favorite authors and publishers will be touring the Newfoundland library circuit this fall with LENL (Literary Events Newfoundland & Labrador) 2018! See below for a list of dates / times that Engen authors will be appearing at!
Chelsea Bee (London Calling) and Amanda Labonté (Drawn to the Tides)
Lewisporte Public Library – Oct. 12th 2pm-4:45pm
Matthew LeDrew (Coral Beach Casefiles) and Amanda Labonté (Drawn to the Tides)
Corner Brook Public Library – Sept. 29th 2pm-4:45pm
Gander Public Library – Oct. 27th 2pm-4:45pm
Carbonear Public Library – Nov. 10th 1pm-3:45pm
St. John’s All Day Grand Finale A.C. Hunter Public Library – Nov. 17th 10:30am – closing
Engen Books is proud to have been invited to take part in the Word on the Street Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia from 10-3 on September 15, 2018 at the Halifax Central Library.
Engen founder Matthew LeDrew and Bestselling author Amanda Labonté will be in attendance. Labonté will take part in a ‘Writing Teen Fiction’ Creative Lab at 2pm. Our newest titles will be available.
Come buy books, get them signed, chat with authors, and pitch the publisher on stories you have that you think need to be told!
Details can be found at the Facebook event, here.
Drawn to the Tides by Amanda Labonté
With the start of senior year approaching, Alex and Lia struggle to find their place in an ever-changing reality. As Lia develops a new appreciation for human culture and norms, Alex learns more about what it means to be a human in the merrow colony. But integrating into a new world is not without its pitfalls. In his search to understand his place, Alex will come face to face with hidden truths about his past that could drastically affect his future.
Dive deeper into the mysterious, enigmatic world of magic and intrigue as Alex struggles to uncover what it means to be the blood of the sea.
|Release Date:||June 2018|
|Price (CAD):||Print: $25 / EBook: $2.99|
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With submissions pouring in for our upcoming Dystopia from the Rock anthology, we thought it would be a great time to ask our existing stable of novelists: what are your favorite Dystopian novels?
Ellen Curtis, author of Infinity and From the Rock editor: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, because it showcases how society struggles against willful ignorance and vice when those are presented as the easy options. Other recommended content: A Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood for one of the most chilling pieces of dystopian writing, and Stepford Wives, because f**k man, striving for utopia in tiny doses is still terrifying. Continue reading What are your favorite Dystopian stories? | Ask the Authors
Supernatural Causes: The Complete First Season by Amanda Labonté
College freshmen Liesel Andrews spends her days studying pre-med and her nights stitching up werewolf bites. As a human who has the rare capacity to see the vampires, werewolves and witches who live in the shadows, Liesel pays her tuition by moonlighting as a medical intern at St. Benedict’s Hospital for the Underworld.