Lloyd Hollett was born in Harbour Buffett, Placentia Bay, and at the age of two moved to the community of Little Harbour East. He attended high school in the nearby town of Arnold’s Cove. After graduating from college with a diploma in Forest Resources Technology in 1977, he started working in St. John’s with the provincial Department of Forestry as a protection technician. In 1984 when the provincial forestry department was relocated to Corner Brook, he moved with his family to Pasadena in western Newfoundland.
In 1998 Lloyd co-founded the Newfoundland Insectarium, where he is the owner and director. In addition to operating the Insectarium, he travels extensively throughout Eastern Canada giving school presentations.
More recently, his love of Irish and folk music has prompted him to establish Front Row Promotions, organizing performances across Newfoundland for international recording artists.
He is married to the former Sandy Frampton and they have three children, Matthew, Kelly, and Adam.
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.