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ArchieArchie D’Cruz D’Cruz, Publisher

Archie has been involved in the publishing business for more than 20 years. He started his career as a newspaper journalist, rising rapidly to become one of the youngest news editors of a mainstream daily newspaper. Since then, he has edited or published numerous books and magazines, and currently runs his own custom print and web publishing studio, A Type of Magic.

Archie is presently Editor of two magazines – Vaughan, Ontario-based Whatever (readership 200,000+ and leading inspirational publication Confidence Bound. He also edits and co-publishes the best-selling travel book series, The Visitor’s Complete Guide.

Cheryl Antao-Xavier, Literary EditorCheryl Antao-Xavier
Cheryl has had many careers that have led her down a winding path towards living her dream – writing and publishing her own work and that of others.

Her first book Dance of the Peacock: A Collection of Poems was released in May 2008 and she has a series of multicultural children’s storybooks simmering nicely on a back burner in her creative mind. Bubbling away on the front burners are book projects of amazing playwrights, poets and artists that will be ready for the bookshelves from November 2008 onwards. These will be published by her company In Our Words, in collaboration with A Type of Magic.

Cheryl believes: when you do what you love, with good intent, nothing else matters.

Frederick Rocque, Editor-At-LargeFred Rocque
Fred is a features writer, editor, newspaper journalist, columnist and critic. He has designed, edited, written and produced international publications, including news and feature magazines.

A volunteer copy editor and member of the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC), Fred is a regular contributor to various publications. He enjoys digital photography and is a keen web-design enthusiast. Fred volunteers as a web developer / content advisor. He also hosts and manages several web sites.

Maria Pia Marchelletta, Contests & Submissions EditorMaria Pia Marchelletta

Maria Pia Marchelletta is a teacher, poet, artist, writer, editor, translator, and cultural event organizer. Her first collection of poems On the Wings of Dawn was released in 2009 and her Italian-English poetry collection Sentieri dell’Anima/Journey of the Soul in 2010.

She is currently working on her third collection of poems Banacle of Enchantment. She obtained a Creative Writing Certificate from the University of Toronto, and was awarded second prize for a short story in the 2009 Ottawa Literary Festival. She is the vice-president of the Writers & Editors Network, and is founder and chair of the Canadian Federation of Poets’ Toronto Bayview Chapter and Italo-Canadian Chapter.

Hector Arcadian, Honorary Youth Editor

Hector Arcadian has done some theatre work in the past, notably with Theatre in Exile’s Last Train from Ellenville. He has performed as musician and actor in different projects. Hector released a collection of poetry entitled From the Honey Pot in 2006 and is currently working on a second collection.