Markus ‘Star’ Harwood-Jones is an author, visual artist, and academic based in Toronto.

He is the author of YA novels including In a Heartbeat (2021), Confessions of a Teenage Drag King (2020) and We Three (2019). He has also produced several zine series and the documentary film Mosaic. View his full creative publication portfolio online.

Markus also works as a public speaker and workshop facilitator, specializing on the topics of gender, sexuality, creative writing, community research, zine-making, and collective storytelling.

Markus holds a BA in Sociology from X University, an MA in Gender Studies from Queen’s University. He is currently undertaking a Ph.D. at Queen’s as well.

Original art and associated merchandise are available at the Starkiss Creations storefront.