Kaylie Jones Books is a New York-based imprint that creates a cooperative of dedicated emerging and established writers who play an integral part in the publishing process, from reading manuscripts, editing, and offering advice, to marketing upcoming publications.
The list of brilliant novels unable to find homes within the mainstream is growing every day. It is our hope to publish books that bravely address serious issues—historical or contemporary—relevant to society today. Just because a book addresses serious topics and may include tragic events does not mean that the narrative cannot be amusing, fast-paced, plot-driven, and lyrical all at once.
by Theasa Tuohy
Forthcoming: May 1, 2018
People are doing all sorts of screwy things in 1929. It is a time of hope, boundless optimism, and prosperity. “Blue Skies” is the song on everyone’s lips. The tabloids are full of flagpole sitters, flappers, and marathon dancers. Ever since Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic solo, the entire world has gone nuts over flying. But everyone agrees that the stunt pilots take the cake. (more…)
THE DEVIL’S SONG
by Lauren Stahl
Released: January 2, 2018
Up-and-coming Mission County, Pennsylvania, prosecutor Kate Magda has been given the assignment of a lifetime: lead counsel on a string of murders rocking the community. As the privileged daughter of a powerful local judge, Kate views the case as her chance to show her boss, her family, and the public that she is more than just “the judge’s daughter.” (more…)
ANGEL OF THE UNDERGROUND
by David Andreas
Released: January 2, 2018
When three children in a Catholic group home are brutally murdered, the survivors are hurried into separate foster homes across Long Island. Robin Hills, a fifteen-year-old who has spent the past several years under religious care, is thrust into a new, dysfunctional family with no spiritual beliefs. No longer protected by the religion and the nun she had come to love, Robin is completely alone and enveloped in fear. (more…)
What is Tuesday Tunes? Tuesday Tunes is Kaylie Jones Books’ latest series and explores the connection between music and writing. Each month, we’ll invite one person from… Read more “Tuesday Tunes with Lauren Sharkey”
Jenny Flynn defies the odds and conventions in her pursuit of the sky. She attracts the attention of Laura Bailey, a brash reporter crashing through her own… Read more “Inside Look: FLYING JENNY”
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Lauren Stahl and I weren’t even halfway through a cup of coffee when she started talking about Kate. “People can’t believe…
When DAVID ANDREAS’ eyes fell upon FANGORIA #82 during the spring of 1989, he became addicted to all things horror. The highlight of his life (so far) is having interned for FANGORIA during the summer of 1999. While amassing several thousand movie reviews for his own website, David received a Master of Fine Arts degree from LIU Southampton. (more…)
JASON CARNEY, a poet, writer, and educator from Dallas, is a four-time National Poetry Slam finalist and was honored as a Legend of the Slam in 2007. Carney has performed and lectured at many colleges and universities as well as high schools and juvenile detention centers from California to Maine. Starve the Vulture: One Man’s Mythology is his memoir. (more…)
MCKENZIE CASSIDY is a writer, higher education marketer, and professor living in southwest Florida. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Wilkes University and Here Lies a Father is his first novel.
JUSTIN KASSAB spends his time writing and working, with a little bit of water polo mixed in just for sanity. After a brief hiatus to work on a few other writing projects, he looks forward to continuing work on the third novel in The Primal Age Chronicles. He is the author of Foamers and Strays. (more…)
As veteran journalist of nearly two decades, BILL LANDAUER has covered the upper echelons of the federal government in Washington, DC, and towns of less than 200 people. He’s flown in military helicopters and rubbed elbows with murderers, lawyers, and Christian Scientists. (more…)
STACEY LENDER started her career as a roadie and rose through the ranks from luggage schlepper to marketing executive for entertainment brands including Radio City Music Hall, USA Network, Madison Square Garden, Sesame Street Live, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center. She grew up in the suburbs of New York City with a god-awful perm and later graduated from Cornell University. (more…)
LAURIE LOEWENSTEIN’s Unmentionables was selected as the flagship publication of Kaylie Jones Books. The novel, published in 2014, received a starred review from the Library Journal and praise from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Publishers Weekly and the New York Journal of Books. She is currently writing a mystery novel set in the 1930s Dustbowl. (more…)
MATTHEW McGEVNA was born and raised in Mastic Beach, Long Island. Born of Irish descent, he attended fiction and poetry workshops in Galway, Ireland, through the University of Arkansas Writing Program. He received his MFA in creative writing from Long Island University’s Southampton College in 2002. (more…)
J. PATRICK REDMOND
J. PATRICK REDMOND was born and raised in southern Indiana and recently returned to his home state after sixteen years of living in South Florida and teaching for the Miami-Dade County Public School System. He holds a BA in English from Florida International University in Miami and an MFA in creative writing and literature from Stony Brook University in Southampton, New York. (more…)
PATRICIA A. SMITH
PATRICIA A. SMITH’s nonfiction has appeared in several anthologies, including One Teacher in Ten: Gay and Lesbian Educators Tell Their Stories and One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium: LGBT Educators Speak Out About What’s Gotten Better . . . and What Hasn’t. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such places as Salon, Broad Street, Prime Number, and Gris-Gris. The Year of Needy Girls is her first novel. (more…)
NINA SOLOMON’s first novel, Single Wife, was a Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Guild, and Quality Paperback Book Club selection and was optioned by Warner Bros. The Love Book was inspired by her own search for a soul mate, who, she is happy to report, only took twenty-seven days and thirty years to find his way to her. She was born and raised in New York City and has lived in the same zip code since she was five.
LAUREN STAHL began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney prosecuting felonies with a focus in SVU crimes. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law and received her M.F.A. from Wilkes University. Lauren resides in Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, and giant (but sweet) mastiff, Myra Ellen. The Devil’s Song is her debut novel.
BARBARA J. TAYLOR
BARBARA J. TAYLOR lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania, home of the second-largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country. She has an MFA in creative writing from Wilkes University and teaches English in the Pocono Mountain School District. She is the author of Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night and All Waiting Is Long. (more…)
THEASA TUOHY—novelist, journalist, and playwright—has worked for five daily newspapers and the Associated Press. She is the author of two novels featuring reporters, The Five O’clock Follies, set in Vietnam during the war, and the forthcoming, Flying Jenny, set in 1929 about a debutante stunt pilot and a tabloid journalist. (more…)
Oddities Kaylie Jones Books is our e-first/print-on-demand line that focuses on unconventional, edgy, risk-taking novels that boldly defy the traditional forms and conventions of the literary novel, with a focus on YA, Horror, and Mystery. While our primary emphasis is fiction, we will make space for exceptional memoirs with non-traditional elements and themes.