Heather Stemp was born Heather Ross in 1945. Her father was Billy Ross, from Heather's book Amelia and Me, and her mother was Peggy Waddell, a war bride from Greenock, Scotland. Peggy and Billy met in Scotland during the Second World War.
Heather currently lives in North Bay, Ontario, with her husband, Don. She has two sons, four grandchildren, and one grand-dog. After thirty years of teaching, Heather retired and wrote Amelia and Me so her grandchildren would know their roots. She also wanted to share the rich history of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland. She is currently working on a second book about Ginny Ross's life and adventures.
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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. Unit #1 1243 Kenmount Road, Paradise, NL A1L 0V8 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.