The sea is a dangerous, unknowable entity, with depths that man has yet to explore and creatures that we may never encounter. The seas that surround the coasts of Newfoundland and Labrador are particularly vicious, with freezing waves, terrible winds, and strong undertows.
This collection features fifteen tales designed to highlight the strange beauty and wonderful thrill of the sea. Delve into stories from genius authors such as Lisa M Daly (Navigating Stories) and Brad Dunne (The Merchant’s Mansion).
Edited by Erin Vance and Ellen Curtis, the tales in this collection will leave you captivated by the waves.
Sea Stories from the Rock
Ellen Curtis was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Her aptitude for the written word began at a young age, when she began filling paper with stories and other scribbles. Those scribbles eventually began to make more sense, and in 2008 she published her first collection of short stories. Since then, she has gone on to co-author the Infinity series with Matthew LeDrew, among her other literary endeavors.
Ellen earned her Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2015, and was under the illusion that completing her studies would mean she would have more free time. In reality, it simply means she does more reading, albeit for work. When she actually does find a spare moment, she enjoys spending time near the ocean nursing an espresso and daydreaming about the day she can fill her home with the happy bleating of Pygmy goats.
Erin Vance is an editor and a graduate of the Memorial University of Newfoundland English Honors Program.
Erin won the Arts and Letters competition when she was just 14 years old in 2007 with her short story, “Something White.” She is featured in the Nelson Literacy 7 Homegrown (Newfoundland Edition) with her poem “Rough Draft.”
Erin wrote her Honors thesis paper, Song of the Mockingjay on exploring the nature of Katniss Everdeen’s agency in Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series. She is creative, spiritual, and loves reading, writing, and anything to do with words.
Erin is the co-editor of the From the Rock anthology series, which highlights Newfoundland talent in genre writing.
Erin is the editor-in-chief for Engen Books.