New Release: “When Day Is Done” by Yvonne Engela, edited by Christina Engela


Now available – “When Day Is Done” by Yvonne Lorraine Engela (edited by Christina Engela), a volume containing 81 poems by a previously unknown South African poet.

Christina Engela is proud to present an unknown and talented new South African poet to the world – her mother – Yvonne Lorraine Engela. More

Nuwe Vrystelling – “Op Vreemde Weë” deur Yvonne Engela, geredegeer deur Christina Engela


Nou beskikbaar – “Op Vreemde Weë” deur Yvonne Lorraine Engela, geredegeer deur Christina Engela – ‘n bundel van 97 gedigte wat deur ‘n talentvolle Afrikaanse skrywer gekomponeer is.

Christina Engela is trots om 97 gedigte deur ‘n onbekkende en talentvolle nuwe Suid Afrkikaanse digteres aan die wêreld bekend te maak – haar ma – Yvonne Lorraine Engela. More

Another Round @ The Crow Bar #16 – April 2018


Hello friends and fans!

Welcome to my 16th newsletter: April 2018! Coming up in this edition of Another Round @ The Crow Bar:

Regular updates, new releases, and a monthly spotlight on one of my books, this time “Panic! Horror In Space #3“, book 3 in the Panic! Horror In Space Series!

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New Release: A Way Of Life by Theo Engela


As some of you might know, I’ve been keeping a promise I made to my Dad many years ago – that I would one day publish his three novels. I have been working hard to keep that promise, and have taken off the last few months from my own writing to do so – his collection of short stories “African Assignment“, and his third and last novel “Shakandazu Valley” have already been published, and today it’s my privilege to announce the release of his very first novel, “A Way Of Life” by Theo Engela.

Written in 1965, this novel was never published. It was his first novel, and it focuses on alcoholism and the struggle of the main character with it. The story is brilliantly written, and describes this way of life with dramatic and upsetting realism, for the alcoholic and those who love them.

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New Release: African Assignment by Theo Engela


Another re-release – a collection of short stories by my father, Theo Engela, edited by me. Previously published by myself (2007), then by J. Ellington Ashton (2015), and later by LightBearer Publishing (2016), the fifth edition is now available via Lulu.com.

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“Theo Engela’s short stories were written during the 1950’s and 60’s, and set in the South African bushveld and society of the day, providing a fresh look at a world now long vanished. Using imagery and place names unfamiliar to folk living in the 21st century, the author shows us a simpler, less complicated world filled with wonder and mystery, where crime could still be perfect and the world lived fearfully under the ever-present threat of the Cold War. Mesmerizing African folklore and almost-vanished cultures stand side by side. Rounded off in his own unique style, he displays a biting sense of humor and irony in his work, which would probably not seem out of place in a Hitchcock serial or even in the Twilight Zone.” More

New Release: Shakandazu Valley by Theo Engela


I finally finished editing and formatting my dad’s last novel! This is the very first time this story has ever been published, so it’s quite a significant day in that respect for me. I truly enjoyed reading and editing this story, and if you’re interested in a little fictional, philosophical look at life in this setting, with oodles of symbolism and hidden meanings, I can happily recommend this book.

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Shakandazu Valley, a typical small rural town in the Ciskei, ruled over by the Inkosi from the grand mansion called The Residence, attention is diverted from the boredom of daily life and the pressure of the severe drought by various pursuits: movies, parties, socializing, drinking – and speculating about one of the Valley’s newest and most mysterious residents – Roger Hall.

The man had simply turned up one day three years before, bought the old bungalow at the end of Buku Road – paid for it in cash, and then kept to himself. The only times he seemed to venture into town was to buy copious amounts of alcohol from the liquor store every few weeks. Sometimes he briefly showed his face at happenings hosted by curious locals. He never spoke about his past.

Who was he? Where did he come from? How did he come to have so much money readily on hand? Why did he never want to talk about his past – not even to the Doctor, or Mr. Gaika, his closest friends in town?

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New Release: Don’t Get Left In The Dark


Finally, after more than a year, this book is available! Originally released as a shorter pdf entitled “How I Built My Home UPS (& How You Can Too)!”, this item was enlarged and added to, updated, and repackaged as an EPUB file.

The title was changed because the publishing software had issues with the title, or the capitalization thereof – the mind boggles!

All that aside, here it is! 🙂 Enjoy!

Order: E-Book

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Published: March 16, 2018
Pages: 70
Ebook only

Back Cover:

“This booklet will explain how I built my own UPS system at home – and how you can too – to become more self-sufficient – at least to the point where you can have lights and basic appliances during those hours when ‘ASSKOM’ (or your power company) goes on strike!” More

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