So Many Freebies…

I was just settling back to enjoy a restful Saturday afternoon, and I thought I’d let you know about all the wonderful FREE short stories, previews and “about” material you could download FREE and enjoy this weekend! 🙂 More

What Was The Inspiration For The I.S.S. Mordrake?

Those of you who have read my book “Demonspawn” might have paused just a moment perhaps, to wonder why I named the starship which most of the story centers around, “the Mordrake”… and so here it is – the actual inspiration for the name!


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Another Round At The Crow Bar #32 August 2019

Hello friends and fans!

Welcome to my 32nd newsletter!


New Release: “The Pitfalls of South African Self-publishing”

“The Pitfalls of South African Self-publishing – a guide to becoming an indie author in spite of being South African” by Christina Engela

Buy now as an eBook

So you wrote a book. Be it a novel, a collection of short stories, a how-to-braid-your-own-hair-without-a-mirror-and-a-third-hand guide, or an academic research paper about the fascinating night life of hump-backed snails – whatever it is, you need to get it out there where it will be read, appreciated and praised for the work of genius it really is!

The only trouble is, you don’t know what to do next – and who could blame you? After all, you live in South Africa, where almost everything is stacked against you from the start! Besides, you’ve never done this before! Writing is your game – not cover design, working with images and associated software, marketing – and as for the internet, don’t even go there! It’s way too complicated! Right? More

Fantastic Review For “The Time Saving Agency”!

The Time Saving Agency” just got an amazing 4 star review!

A highly enjoyable time travel caper…

“Only two months previous were the citizens of Deanna dealing with the threat of an alien attack, but now another threat of perhaps greater proportions emerges from the fabric of time, quite literally.

Christina Engela has created a story that follows not only a similar concept of the previous entry in the Quantum series, but one that fuses those ideas with something completely different and original. Written in a way that sometimes tributes Terry Pratchett, yet again readers will find this story quirky and clever with a style that confides in the reader. More

“What the FAQ?” – Engage With Christina Engela #1

I thought it might be nice to post my FAQ (frequently asked questions) as articles (or posts) on my website, so here goes: the first in this series looks at the question “What are some of your pet hates?


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