Kenneth G. Pieroway was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, and grew up in the rural outports of Colinet and Harricott. He obtained his B.S.W. from Memorial University of Newfoundland and retired from a full and rewarding career with Veterans Affairs Canada. His passion for trains and all things rail-related was inspired by his father at a very young age. Whenever possible, he still rides and photographs them at every opportunity, having travelled by rail across Canada twice on the legendary Canadian, as well as across the US and Europe numerous times. Always wanting to be a writer, he authored the national award–winning Rails Across the Rock in 2013, which was quickly followed up by its sequel, Rails Around the Rock, a year later. In 2019, as an homage to his mom, Kenneth released Streetcars of St. John’s, published by Flanker Press. Trains of Newfoundland is his fourth publication on Newfoundland’s transportation history, a tribute to his dad for giving him a lifelong fascination and hobby.
The proud father of two, Kenneth now resides in Conception Bay South with his wife and international rail travelling companion of thirty-three years, Michelle.
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. Unit #1 1243 Kenmount Road, Paradise, NL A1L 0V8 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.