Born in Ladle Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, Beaton Tulk resides in Musgravetown with his wife, Dora. He graduated from Memorial University with bachelor of arts, bachelor of education, and master’s of educational administration degrees. He also later obtained a Canadian securities investment diploma. Beaton was a supervising principal for the Carmanville school system from 1974 to 1979. He was first elected to the Newfoundland House of Assembly in 1979 as the Liberal Party member for Fogo and was re-elected in 1982 and 1985. While in provincial politics, he served as deputy minister of Children and Youth Services, and later minister of both Forest Resources and Agrifoods and the Department of Development and Rural Renewal. In 2000, he became the seventh premier of Newfoundland and Labrador when his predecessor, Brian Tobin, left provincial politics to run federally.
Flanker Press is a bright spark in the Newfoundland and Labrador publishing scene. As the province’s most active publisher of trade books, the company now averages twenty new titles per year, with a heavy emphasis on regional non-fiction and historical fiction.
The mission of Flanker Press is to provide a quality publishing service to the local and regional writing community and to actively promote its authors and their books in Canada and abroad.
Now located in Paradise, Flanker Press has grown from a part-time venture in 1994 to a business with eight full-time employees. In the fall of 2004, Flanker Press launched a new imprint, Pennywell Books. This imprint includes literary fiction, short stories, young adult fiction, and children’s books.
Flanker Press Ltd. PO Box 2522, Station C St. John's, NL A1C 6K1 Canada
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation for our publishing activities.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.