Based on beautiful Bowen Island, BC, New Arcadia Publishing has recently launched with the help of a dedicated team of publishing professionals.
Carol M. Cram brings decades of experience as both a fiction and a non-fiction author to her new labor of love – New Arcadia Publishing. Her first novel, The Towers of Tuscany (Lake Union Publishing, 2014) and her second novel, A Woman of Note (Lake Union Publishing, 2015) were both designated Editor’s Choice by the Historical Novel Society in the UK, and both won First in Category for the Chaucer and Goethe awards (Chanticleer Book Awards), with The Towers of Tuscany also winning the Grand Prize Chaucer Award for best historical novel pre-1750. The Muse of Fire, Carol’s third novel, will be published in December, 2017 by Kindle Press (e-book) and New Arcadia Publishing (paperback).
Carol is also the author of over fifty best-selling college textbooks in computer applications and communications for a major US publisher (Cengage Learning) and was on faculty at Capilano University in North Vancouver for over two decades. In addition, she was Vice President of Clear Communications Consultants and facilitated numerous communications workshops for corporate and government clients. Carol holds an MA in Drama from the University of Toronto and an MBA from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh. She lives with her husband, painter Gregg Simpson, on beautiful Bowen Island near Vancouver, BC, where she teaches Nia dance and volunteers for the local arts council after serving as its president for 10 years.
A Vancouver native, Stephanie has taken charge of Marketing at New Arcadia Publishing after having recently moved back to the west coast after a long and fulfilling career in television production in Toronto. Most notable on her lengthy list of professional credits is her 11-season stint as Supervising Producer of the multi-award-winning television series Degrassi. In this capacity, Stephanie was a four-time Primetime Emmy nominee, with five Canadian Screen Award wins to her credit and an additional four nominations.
Stephanie brings a love of reading and a passion for creativity to her role at New Arcadia Publishing, and is committed to helping its authors reach, engage and build relationships with a wide audience of readers.
A Digital Designer, John Dowler helps people and organizations hone their message, and create an engaging presence on the web, in print and in the real world. He creates websites, graphic design and print collateral, user interface design, video and photography, interactive maps and social media planning. He also expands social media into public engagement campaigns and helps clients sort what they want from what they need, and and which technologies will most help them. He can also assist in thinking about the needs of the people they want to engage, and look at what colleagues and competitors might be doing well that can be instructive.
A prolific and critically recognized artist and musician, Gregg Simpson has exhibited his paintings, drawings, and mixed media works around the world. His work is included in several academic studies, art history books and journals published in Canada, Europe, and Australia and has been exhibited in several historical surveys on surrealism. His studio is on Bowen Island, BC, near Vancouver. Gregg brings his passion for art and lifelong experience as an artist to help New Arcadia Publishing develop its editorial direction and assist with production.