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Living the Past: Historical Fiction for Storytellers



Wed, Sep 19th, 2018


1:15 pm


Calling all writers! New Arcadia Publishing invites you to attend an entertaining and dynamic creative writing workshop by award-winning historical novelist, BC's own Carol M. Cram, at Kelowna Public Library on September 19 at 1:15 PM.

This lively, interactive 90-minute session is designed to jump start inspiration. Although tailored to writers and lovers of historical fiction, the tips and techniques Carol shares are relevant to storytellers of all genres and levels of experience. Carol also welcomes questions about the world of publishing. Admission is free.

Carol's latest novel, The Muse of Fire (2018, New Arcadia Publishing/Kindle Press), was recently awarded the Bronze Medal for Historical Fiction at the 2018 Independent Publishers Book Awards. Her first two novels have also received numerous accolades:

The Towers of Tuscany (2014, Lake Union Publishing)

- Editor's Choice, UK Historical Novel Society

- First in Category, Chaucer and Goethe Awards

- Grand Prize, Chaucer Award for Best Historical Novel, pre-1750

A Woman of Note (2015, Lake Union Publishing)

- Editor's Choice, UK Historical Novel Society

- First in Category, Chaucer and Goethe Awards

Some endorsements of Carol’s presentation style:

Lynne Moran, Facilitator,

North Shore ElderCollege Society:

Carol Cram has presented to our group on two occasions, to rave reviews. You can tell Carol was a highly skilled university instructor as her presentations are clear, concise, full of humour and so engaging. I look forward to her next novel and hope she will present to our group again.

Sheila McClelland, Authors in Our Community Program,

West Vancouver Memorial Library:

It was my pleasure to work with Carol when she presented her novel The Towers of Tuscany. Carol is delightful to work with and gave me any information I needed on a timely basis. I attended the presentation she gave and was very impressed. She presented her book very well and gave lots of information for new or aspiring authors.

Cathy Scrimshaw, Past President/Past Library Liaison,

North Shore Writers’ Association:

Carol prepared and presented a 90-minute workshop on The Hero’s Journey to approximately 80 participants. Carol’s workshop was professional and polished, and the reviews were excellent. She also participated in a Local Authors Evening at the North Vancouver City Library, in which she and other local authors read from their works. Again, her reading was very well received. I consider her to be a polished, professional presenter who approaches her work with enthusiasm and expertise.


Okanagan Regional Library - Kelowna Branch

1380 Ellis Street, , Kelowna


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