Crossfield Publishing is based in St. Marys, Ontario, Canada. Formerly located in Okotoks, Alberta (2000-2013), we are members of the Ontario Book Publishers Organization, an Ontario-based Canadian-owned group of 48 members.
Our first book Quin Kola: Tom Payne’s Search for Gold by Alice V. Payne, was published in 2000. The author was nominated for the Grant McEwen prize for non-fiction and Crossfield Publishing was nominated for Emerging Publisher of the Year. Since relocating to Ontario, we have published 6 titles. By the close of 2019, that number will have doubled.
Ernestine Crossfield, owner, is author of one full-length book, 2 academic theses, and numerous articles and chapters in other publications. She attended publishing classes at Concordia University in Montreal, and was a member of the Alberta Book Publishers Association and the Tri-Province Publishing Forum. Her academic background is diverse.
Crossfield Publishing’s goal is to produce 5 new titles per year. Our genres are open to discussion, and we strive to stay current and forward-thinking. We publish both fiction and non-fiction, and adhere to our mission of creating well-written, authentic, and truthful books. We are not an academic press; however, our books must contribute to our greater knowledge of a subject and appeal to a wide audience.
A page turning debut
I half expected a benefit dance at the Legion to help out a young family displaced by fire, but this is not your warm and fuzzy Eastern Townships. This is a place of secrets and long histories, an off-island Wild West. The seventies setting is the perfect era for this smokey, leaded gas, ink-stained tale, and it establishes a compelling atmosphere of both nostalgia and dread in which the vivid action and characters take place. I think Maurice has successfully created a new genre: Townships noir.
It is within the theme of the place of women in science that Ellen’s life touches that of the author, for this is not only a hymn of praise to a great scientist and educator, but also a reflection on women’s choices when they feel the call to which Ellen Gleditsch obviously responded.
A collection of stories, remembrances and artworks, and the final blog that was written during her illness and subsequent passing. It is our hope that this book will inspire others to complete their own biographies and to stay open to new challenges and experiences.
I have direct experience as a family member of people who live with mental illness, and have personal experience with mental illness. This book was a valuable resource from all these perspectives.
The author employs great frankness and admirable honesty as she expresses her family's frustration, fear, and grief. The book also discusses the current research on BPD, as well as various treatments in use.
A witty, fun-filled adventure for young and old. Riddled with imaginative technical detail and excitement from start to finish, this book keeps you hooked. If you are a Sci-fi fan be prepared to be impressed, if you're not, don't worry, this book is as much entertainment as futuristic drama.
It was hard to stop reading this at one sitting, since I was drawn into the mother’s pain and wondered how I myself would have handled such a difficult relationship. A great book.
I was immediately captivated by the characters and the fascinating world and concepts presented, by the middle of the book I was not able to put it down. The ending was particularly riveting and left me with a great sense of optimism toward the future...
This is a remarkable work of non-fiction that carries a powerful tale!
A well-crafted, great read with true Eastern Townships flavour. This author is a natural storyteller.