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Capstone Names Patricia Stockland as Publisher


MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – January 15, 2018 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, has named Patricia Stockland as Capstone Publisher. Stockland brings 20 years of experience in publishing and a background in product development and management, and will lead the product development group at Capstone.

Stockland rejoins Capstone after an 11-year hiatus, most recently serving as Publisher with Cantata Learning, a publisher of high-interest educational books and music. Previously, Stockland worked as Vice President, Editor in Chief at Lerner Publishing Group and before that as Editorial Director at Red Line Editorial, Inc. She began her career in children’s publishing as an Editor with the Capstone imprint Compass Point Books, and worked in editorial and marketing for many years.  

“We’re thrilled to welcome Patricia back to Capstone! We feel very fortunate to have someone of her caliber lead our creative, product development, and product management teams. She’s a seasoned professional whose extensive background in publishing will provide Capstone with tremendous expertise as we continue to grow our print and digital products,” said Tom Ahern, Capstone CEO.

Stockland holds an M.A. in Literature from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a B.A. in English from South Dakota State University as well as minors in Spanish and European Studies and a mini-MBA in Marketing from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis. In addition to numerous poems, scholarly articles, and marketing pieces, she has written more than 70 books for children and young adults, garnering national and regional awards, including a nomination as a MAGS scholar. She has volunteered in schools both through The Junior League and as a library reader for under-served youth, in addition to serving as a board member for Mid-List Press.

“It’s truly an exciting time to be rejoining Capstone. The company’s aim of improving the world through literacy speaks both to my professional and personal beliefs, and I’m honored to be working with some of the most creative people in our field,” said Stockland.


About Capstone

Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading. For more information, visit