Upon A Star Books Inc.

Moving mountains, one page at a time®™

CEO & Founder
Jessica Alex, B.A., Certificate in Marketing
Jessica Alex founded Upon A Star Books when she decided to publish her own children’s book, What If the World Had No Colour? From there, Upon A Star Books quickly grew into a company that offers publishing and marketing services for authors. Jessica took the “concierge” approach; as an author herself she knows the stresses of trying to publish and market one’s book. She takes a customized and hands-on approach with each client that she works with, and constantly finds ways to think outside the box!

Kerri-Ann Haye-Donawa, B.A., M.T.S.
Kerri-Ann Haye-Donawa is an award-winning writer and editor who is passionate about the art of clear communication. In September 2011, she launched her own writing and editing services company called Conclusio. To date she has worked with an extensive list of authors, ministers, non-profit organizations, business owners, and various publications in Canada, the United States, China, Africa, and the Caribbean.

Allister Thompson
Allister Thompson has been editing books, both fiction and nonfiction, for nearly two decades. He worked in-house for two publishers as a senior editor before striking out on his own in 2013 as a freelancer and consultant. He numbers several publishers as well as individuals and businesses among his clients. More information can be found at allisterthompson.com.

Jennifer D. Foster

Jennifer D. Foster is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor, and her company is Planet Word. Jennifer’s clients are from the book and custom publishing, magazine, and marketing and communications fields and include Quill & Quire, Firefly Books, Writer’s Digest Books, Canadian Children's Book News, Art Gallery of Ontario, Dundurn Press, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, D. F. Plett Historical Research Foundation, and The Globe and Mail. When she’s not busy spilling ink for her YA novel, reading, or walking her family’s greyhound, Aquaman, Jennifer enjoys mentoring novice editors and writers, travelling, antiquing, yoga, and gardening. She’s also chair of Editors Toronto and administrative director of the Rowers Reading Series. Find Jennifer online at lifeonplanetword.wordpress.com.

We also have a list of illustrators that we work with!