Although Harbour of my Tomorrows is Valerie Wiseman’s first novel, she is not new to writing, having expressed her thoughts in poetry, music, and live theatre. When she first saw the photograph of John Gavin (her husband’s great-grandfather), Valerie was intrigued. Soon she became captivated. His story had to be told and she gladly accepted the task. Before long, it had become a labour of love.
Valerie is a member of the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador (WANL) and of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). She resides in Fortune Harbour, Newfoundland, with her husband, Joe, and their Newfoundland dog, Tara.
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.