Coming June 2021, Engen Books is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of outdoorsman Gord Follett’s memoir as part of its recently announced non-fiction imprint.
Serving as editor of the Newfoundland Sportsman hunting and fishing magazine for the past thirty years, Follett is an avid outdoor enthusiast who has used his platform in both print and television media to promote conservation. His memoir will cover everything from growing up in downtown St. John’s to his long career in local media.
“Neither dream nor aspiration about writing a book did I ever have, until family encouragement (read - persistence) and a pandemic afforded me the opportunity - at 62 years of age, no less - to give the idea serious thought,” said Follett. “And here I am. Although still somewhat nervous about the prospect of putting something together which I hope people will enjoy reading, there is a level of excitement as well that I’ve never experienced before.”
Follett’s memoir will be Engen Books’ second non-fiction title since announcing its non-fiction imprint in November 2020. It marks an effort on the publisher’s part to support local stories.
“Follett is an icon of modern Newfoundland culture,” said Matthew LeDrew, founder of Engen Books. “He’s kind, passionate about the outdoors and conservation, and rugged. We are ecstatic to have him on board to help launch our non-fiction imprint. Anyone who has met the man knows he has many stories to tell, and we’re happy to bring those experiences to the printed page.”