Crossfield Publishing was based in Okotoks, Alberta from 1996 until 2013, at which point it moved to St. Marys, Ontario.
This small press began with desktop contracts, such as letterheads and biz cards for corporate clients. By 1998, it evolved into more satisfying work, such as editing, design and illustration. At that time, there were two employees and numerous volunteers who enjoyed proof-reading and editing.
Crossfield Publishing’s 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. Crossfield Publishing was also nominated for Emerging Publisher of the Year and was a runner-up.
Ernestine Crossfield, owner, is author of one full-length book, 2 theses, and numerous articles and chapters in other authors’ books. She attended publishing classes at Concordia University in Montreal, and was a member of the Tri-province publishing forum while in Alberta. She is now a member of the Ontario Book Publishers Organization located in Toronto. Her academic background is diverse.
Crossfield Publishing usually does two to three books per year. They have to fit the “almost scholarly” mandate. In other words, fiction or non-fiction, well-written, honest and truthful, peer reviewed (and/or referenced), and contributes to our greater knowledge of a subject.
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.