Barry Porter worked as a lighthouse keeper on the northeast coast of Newfoundland with the Canadian Coast Guard for twenty-three years. He was born in the small farming community of Porterville. Barry attended a one-room school (no electricity or plumbing) with ten students from kindergarten to grade five. Later, he was bused to Lewisporte for school and attended vocational school there.
Over the years, he worked in several professions, as a welder, a photographer, a lightkeeper, and later the curator/manager of the By the Bay Museum in Lewisporte. He obtained a certificate in basic museum studies while working at the museum. Barry lived in Western Canada for two years and has travelled throughout North America and Europe but never lost his pride in his home province, his hometown, and their rich history. He volunteered on many local committees, including heritage and economic development, and served ten years on the board of the Lewisporte Memorial Public Library.
An avid outdoorsman, Barry enjoys boating, kayaking, snowmobiling, motorcycling, swimming, and quiet walks in the fresh air. Barry is a proud father of two children and resides in beautiful downtown Porterville with his wife, Alice, and his sweet beagle, Lucy.
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.LEARN MORE Flanker Press Ltd.
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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.