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16 Jul
2019

Tom Moore Newfoundland Book Tour 2019

Tom Moore will be doing a tour of the Island part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador on July 25 to August 1. He will be reading from and signing copies of his new book, The Sign on My Father's House.

No registration is required at each venue. Please drop by, say hi and pick up a copy. Resfreshments will be served at various readings only.

The schedule for the tour is as follows:

Thursday, July 25 - Clarenville

Signing: Clarenville Co-op Store ( 238 Memorial Dr. ) - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Reading: Clarenville Public Library ( 98 Manitoba Dr. ) - 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Monday, July 29 - Grand Falls Windsor

Signing: Shoppers Drug Mart ( 30 Bond St. ) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Reading: Harmsworth Public Library ( 1 Cromer Ave ) 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, July 30 - Corner Brook

Signing: Island Treasures ( Corner Brook Plaza ) 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Signing: Coles Bookstore ( Corner Brook Plaza) 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Reading: Corner Brook Public Library ( 4 West St. ) 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Wednesday, July 31 - Stephenville

Signing: Arlims Store ( 107 Main St. ) 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Reading: Kindale Public Library ( 45 Carolina Ave. ) 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Thursday, August 1 - Gander

Signing: Gander Co-op ( 72 Elizabeth Dr. ) 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Reading: Gander Public Library ( 6 Bell Pl. ) 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

 

05 Jul
2019

One Brave Boy and His Cat Signings in St. John's

As part of the official launch of, One Brave Boy and His Cat, written by Dr. Andrew Peacock and illustrated by Angie Green, please join us for a cluster of signings on July 5 & 6 in St. John's.

The book will be available for purchase and the author & illustrator will be available for signings.

The locations for the signings are as follows:

Friday, July 5

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm, Coles, Village Shopping Centre

Saturday, July 6

3:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Coles, Avalon Mall

17 Jun
2019

One Brave Boy and His Cat Book Launch in Carbonear

Please join us for the launch of, One Brave Boy and His Cat, written by Dr. Andrew Peacock and illustrated by Angie Green, in Carbonear at Studio Coffee (195 Water Street) on Friday, July 12, at 7:00 pm.

The book will be available for purchase and the author & illustrator will be available to sign copies of their book. Dr. Peacock will be doing a reading. There will be light refreshments and entertainment.

14 Jun
2019

Flanker Press 25th Anniversary Celebration Launch

Turning pages since 1994, Flanker Press is celebrating 25 years of publishing quality Newfoundland and Labrador authors and their stories.

To begin our year of celebrations, we are hosting an author reading and signing event at Chapters, St. John's, Saturday, June 22, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Our bestselling authors, Helen C. Escott, Tom Moore, Dawn Baker, and Ida Linehan Young, will present readings from their books and sign copies. A reception will follow with light refreshments and special guest attendees.

Please join us as we begin an exciting year for Flanker Press, our titles and our authors!

11 Jun
2019

Operation Vanish Book Launch

Please join us for the official launch of, Operation Vanished, by Helen C. Escott in St. John's at Chapters on Wednesday, August 14, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

The book will be available for purchase and the author will be doing a reading. Helen will also be available to sign copies of her book. There will be light refreshments.

For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709 739 4477 ext. 24 ( toll free 1 866 739 4420 ext 24 ).

24 May
2019

Unveiled Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of, Unveiled by Carolyn Morgan, Tuesday, May 28, at 7:00 pm at Chapters (70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s). The book will be available for purchase and the author will  be available to sign copies. Carolyn will also be doing a reading from the book.

There will be light refreshments.

For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420) ext. 24.

24 May
2019

The Sign on My Father's House Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of, The Sign on My Father's House by Tom Moore, Wednesday, June 5, at 7:00 pm at Chapters (70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s). The book will be available for purchase and the author will  be available to sign copies. Tom will also be doing a reading from the book.

There will be light refreshments.

For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420) ext. 24.

31 Jan
2019

Grandpa Pike's Number Two Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of Grandpa Pike's Number Two by Grandpa Pike at a cluster of book signings taking place February 8 - 10 in St. John's. The weekend will consist of author signings at the following locations: Friday, February 8 Costco - 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Coles, Avalon Mall - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday, February 9 Costco - 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm Chapters - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday, February 10 Coles - Village Shopping Centre - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm This book will be available for purchase at each location. For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext 24 ( toll free 1-866-739-4420 ext 24 ) or visit www.flankerpress.com

28 Jan
2019

The Forbidden Dreams of Betsy Elliott Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of, The Forbidden Dreams of Betsy Elliott by Carolyn R. Parsons, on Wednesday, February 27, at 7:00 pm at Chapters in St. John's The book will be available for purchase. The author will read at the beginning of the event and will be available to sign copies. There will be light refreshments. For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420 - ext. 24 ).

11 Oct
2018

The Most Perfect Gift Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of The Most Perfect Gift on Friday, October 26, at 7:00 pm at the Elks Lodge in St. John's (19 Carpasian Rd, St. John's, NL). The book will be available for purchase. The author will read at the beginning of the event and be available to sign copies. There will be light refreshments. For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420 - ext. 24 ). The Most Perfect Gift From the Bestselling Author of As the Old Folks Would SayIn Newfoundland and Labrador, Christmas is a special time of year. It is a time to gather around a festive table with family, to visit and enjoy the company of old friends who haven’t been seen in a long time, to enjoy the aura of peace and goodwill which emanates from brightly coloured lights and decorations which are everywhere to be seen, to laugh and sing as if yesterday never happened.

26 Sep
2018

The Flanker Dictionary of Newfoundland English Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of The Flanker Dictionary of Newfoundland English on Wednesday, October 3, at 7:00 pm at Chapters (70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s). The book will be available for purchase. The author will also be available to sign copies and there will be light refreshments. For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420) ext. 24. The Flanker Dictionary of Newfoundland English A book for those who come from away and for us livyers. This work brings together words from indigenous cultures and words spoken and recorded in English from the time of the European discovery of the New Founde Lande in 1497. The dominant European language became English, imported from the West Country of England and enriched by settlers from Scotland, Wales, Ireland, the Channel Islands, and France. Because settlements were separated from the Mother Country and from each other, in its written and spoken forms the language became a time capsule of unique expressions drawn from everyday life.  

13 Sep
2018

The Murder of Minnie Callan Book Launch

Please join us for the official launch of The Murder of Minnie Callan by Tom Gruchy on Wednesday, September 26, at 7:00 pm at Chapters (70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s).The book will be available for purchase. The author will also be available to sign copies and there will be light refreshments.For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420) ext. 24.The Murder of Minnie CallanThe Murder of Minnie Callan is the dramatic memoir of retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer Thomas Gruchy. It tells the story of a criminal investigation that changed the lives of many, including the author, forever.Sixty-year-old Minnie Callan, wife, mother, and grandmother, was an innocent bystander when an attempted crime was aborted nearby in her hometown of Norman’s Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador, on March 13, 1986. The intended victim escaped unharmed, but sadly, Minnie Callan lost her life during the encounter. When Thomas Gruchy, one of nine RCMP officers stationed at the nearby Whitbourne Detachment, received the call, he had no idea how shocking a discovery he would find in the sleepy town of Norman’s Cove, nor how much of a toll the investigation would take on him and his fellow police officers.

10 Sep
2018

Soldier Boy Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of Soldier Boy by Glen Carter on Wednesday, September 19, at 7:30 pm at Chapters (70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s).The book will be available for purchase. The author will be reading from the book and will also be available to sign copies. There will be light refreshments.For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420) ext. 24.Soldier BoyLightning splits a savage night, and in the arms of a priest, a mysterious woman dies while giving birth. The infant survives and as a boy is haunted by visions of soldiers and war and blood-soaked betrayal. As a man, even with his strange talent for beating the slots, he chooses to dwell among the legions of mole people beneath the Las Vegas Strip. A bizarre confrontation sets him on a journey to discover who he once was and what was robbed from him.

10 Sep
2018

Joseph Kearney and the Hunt for Rommel Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of Joseph Kearney and the Hunt for Rommel by Frank Galgay and Donna Kearney Adams on Wednesday, October 10, at 7:00 pm at Chapters (70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s).The book will be available for purchase. The authors will also be available to sign copies and there will be light refreshments.For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420) ext. 24.Joseph Kearney and the Hunt for RommelThis is the fascinating story of a young Newfoundlander’s journey to hunt the infamous General Erwin Rommel, the “Desert Fox,” at his headquarters in the Libyan Desert in North Africa. Included are excerpts from numerous letters to his parents back home, which give great insight into his life as a soldier and prisoner of war.

 

31 Aug
2018

The Man in the Arena Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of The Man in the Arena by Roger Simmons on Wednesday, September 12, at 7:00 pm at Chapters (70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s).The book will be available for purchase. The author will be reading from the book and will also be available to sign copies. There will be light refreshments.For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420) ext. 24.The Man In the ArenaThe Honourable Roger Simmons, PC, is a public policy consultant in Canada. Born at sea, on the Atlantic Ocean near Lewisporte, Newfoundland and Labrador, he spent his childhood years in the bustling railway town of Bishop’s Falls. His early career as an educator and clergyman took him to coastal towns in his beloved rural Newfoundland. As a politician, provincially and federally, he was the voice of the island’s south coast for twenty-five years.

30 Jul
2018

Cops In Kabul Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of Cops in Kabul by William C. Malone on Wednesday, August 22, at 7:00 pm at Chapters (70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s).The book will be available for purchase and the author will also be available to sign copies. There will be light refreshments.For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420) ext. 24.Cops in KabulCops in Kabul is the thrilling personal account of retired RCMP Superintendent William C. Malone, who was the deputy Canadian police commander in Kabul, Afghanistan, from May 2011 to May 2012. His serious and at times hilarious story of working with military personnel, diplomats, and civil society organizations highlights the challenges of trying to bring about security and the rule of law in a theatre of war.

27 Jul
2018

Operation Wormwood Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of Operation Wormwood by Helen C. Escott on Wednesday, August 15, at 7:00 pm at Chapters (70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s).The book will be available for purchase and the author will be doing a reading at the beginning of the event. Helen will also be available to sign copies. There will be light refreshments.For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420) ext. 24.Operation WormwoodAn elderly man is carried into the emergency department of the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, the first of many victims suffering from symptoms that leave doctors mystified. Dr. Luke Gillespie and Nurse Agatha Catania investigate their symptoms but are unable to diagnose them.Dr. Gillespie and Sgt. Nicholas Myra, an investigator with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, join forces to solve this twisted mystery. But the story takes a critical turn when Sister Pius, a nun from Mercy Convent, informs them about Wormwood: a disease she believes is created by God to kill perpetrators of the most heinous crimes.Is God truly punishing these criminals or is a serial killer targeting them?Helen C. Escott is the author of the widely read humour blog-turned-book: I am Funny Like That. In her first crime novel, Operation Wormwood, she taps into her darker side and takes readers on a thrill ride through the historic city of St. John’s.

27 Jun
2018

A Toot in the Tub Book Launch Signings in St. John's

As part of our official launch of A Toot in the Tub, please join us for the following cluster weekend of signings in St. John's:Friday, July 131:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Coles, Avalon MallSaturday, July 141:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Coles, Village Shopping Centre3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - ChaptersThe book will be available for purchase and Tara Fleming, Illustrator, will be available to sign copies.For further information, please call Flanker Press at (709) 739-4477 ext # 22 (1-866-739-4420) or visit the Flanker Press website at www.flankerpress.com

25 Jun
2018

Sail the Wild Seas Book Launch

As part of our official launch of Sail the Wild Seas, please join author, Robert C. Parsons, for the following cluster weekend of signings in St. John's:Friday, July 2012:00 noon - 2:00 pm - Costco5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - ChaptersSaturday, July 2112:00 noon - 2:00 pm - Costco3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Coles, Village Shopping CentreSunday, July 2212:30 pm - 2:00 pm - Coles, Avalon MallThe book will be available for purchase and Robert will be available to sign copies.Robert C. Parsons has been called one of the most popular and prolific writers on the subject of Atlantic Canada’s ships and ship disasters. He is the author of more than thirty books. His work has also appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines such as Downhome, the Telegramthe Newfoundland Quarterly, and Newfoundland Lifestyles.For further information, please call Flanker Press at (709) 739-4477 ext # 22 (1-866-739-4420) or visit the Flanker Press website at www.flankerpress.com

30 May
2018

Growing Up Next to The Mental Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the official launch of Growing Up Next to The Mental on Wednesday, June 13, at 7:00 pm at Chapters (70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s).The book will be available for purchase and the author will  be available to sign copies. There will be light refreshments.This is Brian's first book with Flanker Press.  Here is a brief background:We called it the Mental and thought nothing of it. No more than eeny, meeny, miney, mo and who we were supposed to catch by the toe.An unfortunate moniker, but one legitimately derived from the original name of the place—the Hospital for Mental and Nervous Diseases—when it opened in 1854. Not until 1972 would it be renamed after the river that runs by it. But in Mooney’s world, which revolved mostly in and around the asylum’s drab, depressing confines in the mid-1970s, it was colloquially the Mental, just as its largely despondent inhabitants were the mental patients.For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 24 (toll-free at 1-866-739-4420) ext. 24.

28 May
2018

Fogo: My Favourite Corner of the Earth Book Launch

Keith is a young boy living on the picturesque island of Fogo, Newfoundland. Over one special summer, he gets to know an old family friend who is in Fogo as an artist-in-residence. This friendship teaches Keith to look at his home with new eyes.Fogo: My Favourite Corner of the Earth will be officially launched with the following events:Tuesday, May 29, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm  - Fogo Island Public Library - Book signing and reading with Dawn Baker. Everyone is welcome to attend!Wednesday, May 30, - Dawn will be reading to the elementary students at Fogo Island Central Academy and signing copies of the book.Cluster Weekend of Book Signings in St. John's will be as follows:Friday, June 82:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Costco5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Coles, Avalon MallSaturday, June 910:00 am - 12:00 noon - Costco1:00 pm - 2:30 pm - Chapters3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Coles, Village Shopping CentreDawn Baker has now sold over 100,000 copies of her books! Fogo: My Favoutrite Corner of the Earth will delight children and adults the same  with this sweet story and colourful illustrations, as they learn about Fogo and the artists that visit. Dawn has included a glossary to help readers learn more about Fogo, including words and phrases that are used in this book.For further information, please call Flanker Press at (709) 739-4477 ext # 22 ( 1-866-739-4420 ) or visit the Flanker Press website at www.flankerpress.com/the-latest/events.

03 May
2018

A Man of My Word Book Launch

Readers are in for a rare treat with this memoir of Beaton Tulk, the seventh premier of Newfoundland and Labrador. A Man of My Word is a bare-all autobiography full of charm, humour, and personal tragedy. It is co-written by Laurie Blackwood Pike, the bestselling author of Grandpa Pike's Outhouse Reader.Wednesday, May 16, 20187:00 pm - 9:00 pmChapters, St. John'sSeating available and light refreshments will be provided. The book will be available for purchase and the author will be signing copies.For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext. 22 (1-866-739-4420) or www.flankerpress.com.

29 Jan
2018

The Diary of One Now Dead Book Launch

Please join us as we celebrate the launch of The Diary of One Now Dead by Tom Drodge at a series of book signings taking place February 5 - 9 in St. John's and Clarenville. The signings are as follows:Monday, February 512:00 noon - 2:00 pm, Costco, St. John'sWednesday, February 712:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Clarenville Co-op, Clarenville3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, The Book Store & More, ClarenvilleFriday, February 9th11:00 am - 12:30 pm, Coles, Avalon Mall, St. John's1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Chapters, St. John'sOn December 10, 1942, at the height of the Second World War, a crew of seven men boarded the bomber plane Time’s A Wastin’ and departed the American air base at Narsarsuaq, Greenland, on their way back to the United States via Goose Bay, Labrador.After crossing the Davis Strait between Greenland and Labrador, the B-26 Marauder ran into rough weather and crashed at Saglek, Labrador. All of the crew survived.This book will be available for purchase at each location.For more information, please contact Flanker Press at 709-739-4477 ext 22 ( toll free 1-866-739-4420 ext 22 ) or visit www.flankerpress.com

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.

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