Featured Authors

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Author Bio: Hugely talented children’s author Necie says her love of Newfoundland and Labrador comes from her wonderful memories of being raised in the outport community of St. Bernard’s Fortune Bay. She spent her entire childhood in this small community, growing up as part of a large and extended family. She is passionate about this province’s culture and hopes to bring the stories and traditions of the past alive, and to inspire children to lve and embrace its unique heritage through her book. Visit her personal website at www.overtheclothesline.com

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Earl B. Pilgrim

Author Bio: Earl B. Pilgrim was born in Roddickton on Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula in 1939 and still lives there with his wife, Beatrice. The couple have four grown children. Earl started his working career in the Canadian Army where he got involved in the sport of boxing and went on to become Canadian Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion. Following his stint in the Army, he worked as a Forest Ranger with the Newfoundland and Labrador Forestry Department. He later worked as a Wildlife Protection Officer with the Newfoundland Wildlife Division. Earl has won many awards for his work, including the Queen Elizabeth 11 Golden Jubilee Medal; the Safari International Award; the Gunther Behr Award, and the Achievement Beyond the Call of Duty Award.  Earl and his son, Norman, have a wilderness lodge in the mountains of the Cloud River near Roddickton. They offer big game hunting for moose, caribou and black bear in the fall, snowmobiling in the winter, salmon and trout fishing in summer.  The lodge is located in one of the most successful areas on the island of Newfoundland for all of these endeavors.

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Pat Collins

Author Bio: Patrick Collins is a retired educator who taught in various communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. He finished his teaching career as a Curriculum Program Specialist, working in School Districts on the Avalon Peninsula. Patrick also worked as Sales and Marketing representative with Lifetouch Canada until June of 2011. Recently, Pat has been working as an instructor for the Canadian Training Institute, Bay Roberts, NL. Born and raised in Riverhead, Harbour Grace, he continues to enjoy teaching, researching and writing. He may be reached at his email address: pjcollins@eastlink.ca

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Gary Browne

Author Bio: Gary Browne is a St. John’s native who retired from the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary as the Deputy Chief of Police-Support Services in 2003 after more than thirty years of service. Gary served as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (Regular)-Royal Canadian Artillery from 1966 to 1969. In 2006, Gary and Darrin McGrath co-authored the book Soldier Priest in the Killing Fields of Europe-Padre Thomas Nangle WW1. Since then, Gary has continued to write. His recent work includes To Serve and Protect, the Newfoundland Constabulary on the Home Front World War Two, and Forget-Me-Not: Fallen Boy Soldiers, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment WW1. Gary is a very committed community-minded volunteer who serves on numerous committees.

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Freeman Cull

Author Bio: Freeman Cull was born in Englee, on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula, where he completed his high school education. He taught school for 18 months, after which he studied navigation for six months. In 1969, he secured employment with Canada Post in Englee and served as postmaster there until his retirement in 2004. Writer/friend Earl Pilgrim’s keen perception of Freeman’s writing ability was what sparked this facet of his life. Freeman and his wife, Glenda, are the parents of four children, and reside in Englee.

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Darrin McGrath

Author Bio: Darrin McGrath is an avid hunter who has written for outdoor magazines such as Outdoor Canada, Canadian Wildlife and Canadian Geographic. Darrin is a St. John’s native.

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Tom Badcock

Author Bio: Tom Badcock was born in Carbonear. He is a retired Canadian Air Force Officer who is currently employed as the executive director of the Physically Disabled Service Centre Inc. (The HUB) in St. John’s.

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Hector Earle

Author Bio: Hector Earle is a retired teacher who was born in Roddickton, On Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula.  He and his wife, Marilyn, have three daughtersHector is the author of  Death of a Race and The Caw of the Raven, and added to author Gordon Lore’s copy in the book entitled The Earles of Newfoundland and Labrador. Hector’s wrote The Earles of Northern Newfoundland (Come Read Our Stories).

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