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N. W. Sheppard

Nath W. Sheppard was born, raised and educated on Bell Island. After attending Memorial University of Newfoundland, he began his teaching career at Jackson Memorial on the island. After leaving Bell Island, Nath served as department head in social studies at several junior high schools in St. John’s and Mount Pearl. Throughout his 30 years, Mr. Sheppard was actively involved with the Social Studies Council of the Newfoundland & Labrador Teachers Association for which he was awarded the prestigious Barnes Award for his work in the professional development of fellow teachers. During his career, he wrote several curriculum units for teaching the history of the province. While living on Bell Island, Nath was actively involved in many area of community life. He became President of the Wabana Boys and Girls Club; President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Council, and member of the National Board of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. For the past several years, he has served on the executive of the Alumni Association of Memorial University. Since retiring, Mr. Sheppard has worked part-time in the tourist industry; developed curriculum for national and international organizations in the education field; curled in the winter time, and done some travelling. He is married to Maureen (Deveraux) Sheppard, formerly of Logy Bay.

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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.

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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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