Known affectionately as “Flanker the Third” by his grandmother, Margo Cranford, a.k.a. Mrs. Flanker, Nick Cranford was born and grew up in St. John’s, Newfoundland. From crawling on his father’s keyboard while he was working to helping Flanker Press reach the next level, Nick has been involved in every facet of the family publishing business.
When Snowmageddon 2020 struck Newfoundland, Nick created a Facebook group as a way to help his home province stay connected and make lasting memories. “NL Snowmageddon 2020 Warriors’’ grew to over 100,000 members in just four days.
Nick is currently completing a business administration program at the College of the North Atlantic. His favourite pastimes include shooting, reading, and having a time with his friends.
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.