Tara Fleming is a freelance illustrator and a graphic designer who works primarily in the film and television industry. She was born in Portsmouth, England, and now resides in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. She obtained her bachelor of fine arts at NSCAD University in Nova Scotia in 2005 and completed a graduate certificate in illustration a year later at Sheridan College in Ontario. Tara has loved reading and drawing from a very young age, and she continues to be captivated by the stories of talented authors brought to life through illustration. In 2009, Tara created illustrations for Fish for Dinner, a collection of stories by Paul O’Neill. Smokeroom on the Kyle by Ted Russell is the first children’s book that she has illustrated, and A Toot in the Tub is her second.
About Flanker Press Turning pages since 1994
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.