Official Launch: Never Been to Mars by Larry Gent
November 19, 2013
Halifax gave Perth native Larry Gent a warm welcome during the Hal-Con weekend when he launched his debut novel Never Been to Mars, and promptly sold out of it.
Never Been to Mars is the first novel in a series by Gent, titled The Benedict Forecasts, which began in April 2012 with the short story "You Have the Touch" showcased in the Engen anthology light|dark.
Gent joined Matthew LeDrew and Ellen Curtis as a regular feature of the Engen table during the weekend, and was there to greet readers and sign novels for his already blossoming fanbase. ... Read More.
New Engen Author: Valérie Gent
November 15, 2013
Valérie Gent began writing as a way to put all of the anime fanfiction ideas her and her friends developed in Junior High School on paper.
She has since then branched out into original fiction, but still greatly enjoys writing fan stories of her Dungeons and Dragon games.
She was born on a little island in the middle of the Saint-Laurent called the Madeleine Island and has lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia for most of her life and currently still resides there with her husband. The self proclaimed “Man in the hat” Larry Gent, acts as her editor, soundboard and all around motivator to get her writing finished. ... Read More.
The Most Dysfunctional Podcast Ever Season One comes to a close!
November 14, 2013
The epic web series that has been the first season of The Most Dysfunctional Writing Podcast EVER came to a close on Saturday November 9th, live at Hal-Con 2013!
The panel featured not only podcast mainstrays Matthew LeDrew and Steve Lake, but also special guests Ellen Curtis and Larry Gent as they answered over 90 minutes of questions live from the packed house at Hal-Con 2013.
"The panels at Hal-Con have always been amazing," said LeDrew. "Trying to capture the magic of them is part of the reason we started to do the podcast to begin with. So it just felt natural to do the season finale live when we could all be there. There was a great turn out, the return of our ongoing "Shut Up Matt" meme." ... Read More.
New Engen Author: Alison House
November 13, 2013
Alison House is a compulsive writer, traveler, and reader. She is also a fan of the Oxford comma. A native Newfoundlander, Alison 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 theatres. Ali wrote the shorts The Gemini Project and Second Life, both of which were printed in Bluenose Paradox, released November 8th at Hal-Con 2013. ... Read More.