“The First Few Steps” is written from a mother’s point of view as he watches her only child start school for the first time. She has to navigate the uncertain nature of her husband’s addiction and her mother’s judgmental prying. Written by Matthew McGevna. First appeared in Hofstra University’s Windmill. Full text here.
There’s a killer on the loose in Mission County, Pennsylvania . . . whose next victim might be the prosecuting attorney. We are pleased to announce that Lauren Stahl’s debut novel, The Devil’s Song, is forthcoming on January 2, 2018. Description A debut novel in Akashic’s Kaylie Jones Books imprint. Kate Magda, an up-and-coming prosecutor and the privileged […]
KJB author Barbara J. Taylor will appear at Scranton’s Lackawanna Historical Society on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m! Come pick up your signed copies, meet the author, and tour the beautiful Catlin House at 232 Monroe St., one of Scranton’s architectural treasures. Both of Taylor’s books are set in Scranton: SING IN THE MORNING, […]
For the first time, our imprint will present at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs’ annual conference, held this year from Feb. 8 to Feb. 11 at the Washington, D.C., Convention Center. The Kaylie Jones Books panel takes place Thursday, Feb. 9, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in Room 207A of the Convention Center. […]
Our winter tour continues Dec. 10 at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School’s annual Writers Fest in Petersburg, Va. Patricia Smith, author of the forthcoming Kaylie Jones Books title The Year of Needy Girls, teaches literature and creative writing at ARGS, a magnet school of the arts and technology. We are delighted to meet writers of […]
Kaylie Jones and two authors from her eponymous imprint will talk about the importance of indie publishing — and the role fiction plays in social change — at the Miami Book Fair, Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m. at Miami Dade College. She’s joined by Barbara J. Taylor, author of All Waiting Is Long and Sing […]
For the first time ever, we’ve been invited to give a presentation at the prestigious Miami Book Fair, which takes place Nov. 13-20 on the campus of Miami Dade College. Florida friends, come say hello! On Saturday, Nov. 19 at 12:30 p.m., Kaylie will moderate a panel with Barb Taylor and J. Patrick Redmond, on […]
Our successful Kaylie Jones Books summer book tour took us all over the country. We traveled from Wisconsin to Florida, Vincennes to Scranton, and South Carolina all the way to Provincetown, at the very tip of Cape Cod. The three of us — Kaylie and authors Barbara J. Taylor (ALL WAITING IS LONG) and J. Patrick Redmond […]