Elizabeth Miller was born in St. John’s in 1939, the second of five children of Ted and Dora Russell. She spent her entire career as an educator, first as a high school teacher and principal (at Joe Batt’s Arm), followed by over thirty years on faculty with the English Department at Memorial University. During the 1970s and 1980s, Elizabeth edited numerous collections of the stories of Uncle Mose and published two full-length biographies (on Ted Russell and Norman Duncan). In the early 1990s, her scholarly pursuits took an unusual turn. Elizabeth was internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s foremost Dracula scholars, having published six books on the subject along with dozens of articles. Her expertise was sought for TV documentaries and magazine articles around the world. She has been the recipient of several accolades: Graduate Studies Award for Thesis Excellence (1988); President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching (1991); Baroness of the House of Dracula (Romania, 1995); Daughter of Aref (Romania, 2000); and Professor Emerita, Memorial University (2005). Elizabeth has one son (Dennis) and since her retirement in 2002 resided in Toronto.
Elizabeth Miller passed away on January 2, 2022.
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.