Star Crossed Press

Jeff Szpirglas


Jeff has written numerous non-fiction books, including the 2013 Red Maple Award nominated You Just Can’t Help It!,  as well as This Book, and Gross Universe. He’s published comics, early chapter books, articles, and reviews. He has also written for CBC radio, television, and was the kids’ page editor at Chirp, chickaDEE, and OWL magazines, where he got paid to conduct crazy science experiments and edit the Dr. Zed page.

Jeff hails from Hamilton, Ontario, but now makes his home in Toronto. He enjoys loud music, terrifying movies…especially terrifying movies that include loud music. He has one wife, two cats, and several plants that are still not dead. By day, he teaches at an elementary school. By night, he will haunt your dreams.

Jeff has two hilarious and terrifying novels for young people, Evil Eye, and his most recent opus, Sheldon Unger vs. The Dentures of Doom.

Elwy Yost 

For over thirty years Elwy Yost was a familiar face on the televisions of film lovers as he hosted his popular programs, Saturday Night at the Movies and Magic Shadows. The author of four books, including Secret of the Lost Empire, and Billy and the Bubbleship (later retitled, The Mad Queen of Mordra), Yost was a warm man whose enthusiasm for good storytelling was infectious.  Born in Weston Ontario, Yost spent most of his professional career in Ontario before moving to Vancouver. Yost passed away in 2011 and all of us here at Star Crossed Press honour his legacy.