My name is Christina Engela and I’m a writer from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I have over 40 published works to my name so far, but still have a long way to go to reach that “bestseller” level! In fact, I’m probably something of a best-kept secret!
I write mainly sci-fi stories, often laced with horror, suspense and satire, filled with aliens, space ships, big explosions, ghosts and vampires, and the occasional android – often in the same books and in a way that makes all of these topics fit with each other without causing a melt-down or an inter-dimensional rift! I’ve also written a number of standalone novels, short stories, and also non-fiction.
I have several series so far: Galaxii, Quantum, Panic! Horror In Space, and “Space Sucks!“, and am currently working on a new one called “Threaders“!
I’m always writing, and there are currently a number of new projects still in the pipeline for you to look forward to! View “Coming Soon” to check out pending arrivals!
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You can find out more about the books I’ve written on the Bibliography page, and more about me on my Biography page! To find out what my target market is, look here.
I was born in the sunny seaside South African city of Port Elizabeth - known for friendliness, birds flying backwards. The city's mascot is a jackass penguin - which should give you some idea!
I live in Richmond Hill, a suburb in Port Elizabeth, the city where I was born. We have a happily haunted Victorian home dating from 1901, which I share with my wife Kay, three cats and numerous visiting and resident spooks!
Oh yes! Ever since I was old enough to hold a wax crayon! My dad Theo was a well-known local writer whose short stories were broadcast on Springbok Radio in dramatized form, and my mom Yvonne was a bilingual poet. From the start I wanted to follow in my parent's footsteps!
Yes I am. I'm also a lot of other things.
Yes! I'm married to a wonderful girl called Kay. We've known each other since 2010 and we were married in 2018!
I spend time on my hobbies, doing stuff around the house, tinkering on my car - and of course, work, work work!
Quite a few actually, including writing! I include writing among my hobbies because I really enjoy it - and I feel that if you're not enjoying writing, how could anyone else enjoy reading it? Among my other hobbies, I include woodwork, metal work, painting, photography and the like.
Yes, we have three cats; a black one, a white one, and another one somewhere in the middle.
It's so nice of you to ask! I do have a hectic schedule, with the writing and work, but I do sometimes get to poke my head out! Please check the “events” section of this website to find out about any scheduled appearances, or get in touch via the Contact page!
Since I've signed up with a new publisher who is taking on all my books to reprint them in South Africa, it might be a little while before any new material is released! You can see what's coming on the "Coming Soon" page. Don't worry though, I'll keep you posted - follow my website and newsletter to receive news and updates!
Yes! I'm currently busy with the new fourth title in the series, called "Sentinel"! I'll let you know when it's done!
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