Kaylie Jones Books to present at Miami Book Fair

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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 the important role indie presses like Akashic play in the increasingly commercialized world of fiction.

Our panel happens in Room 8201 (Building 8, Second Floor) at Miami Dade College. Find out more and add our event to your Miami Book Fair schedule here.

It’s free to attend our panel. At the Miami Book Fair home page, you’ll see the whole schedule, which includes appearances by Colson Whitehead, Geraldine Brooks, Alan Cumming, James Carville, Susan Faludi, Rita Dove and Robert Pinsky. There are program tracks for graphic novels, ReadCaribbean, LGBTQ writers, and young readers, plus a Street Fair with book vendors (including Akashic Books) and food vendors.

J. Patrick Redmond’s Some Go Hungry is a fictional account drawn from the author’s own experiences working in his family’s provincial Indiana restaurant—and wrestling with his sexual orientation—in a town that was rocked by the scandalous murder of his gay high school classmate in the 1980s. Barbara Taylor’s All Waiting Is Long is set in Scranton, Pennsylvania, against the backdrop of the sweeping eugenics movement and rogue coal mine strikes, where the Morgan sisters must choose between duty and desire.



Union Station Magazine teases readers with a sample of STARVE THE VULTURE


With copies of Jason Carney’s STARVE THE VULTURE lining bookshelves across the country, Union Station Magazine decided to give its readers a taste of Carney’s enthralling memoir.

Two excerpts from the book, “Show Tunes and Hate Crimes: 1997,” and “Faith without works: 2005” are now available on the magazine’s website, which describes itself as having a distinct urban aesthetic with a mission to be inclusive and reconcile multiple narratives, images, and voices that are defining the changing landscape.

Order your copy of Jason Carney’s STARVE THE VULTURE. 


Author J. Michael Lennon interviewed Jason Carney about writing STARVE THE VULTURE


Akashic Books posted an interview with Jason Carney about his memoir STARVE THE VULTURE, now available on Amazon.

Wilkes University Professor J. Michael Lennon, the late Norman Mailer’s archivist and authorized biographer, interviewed Jason about why he decided to write a memoir, how having a background in poetry factored into the writing of prose, and whether it was hard documenting his life on the page.

Read the full interview here.

LitReactor Review: Enthralling passages make STARVE THE VULTURE a real page turner


LitReactor, a website dedicated to serving as a destination for writers and readers, published a review of Jason Carney’s memoir, STARVE THE VULTURE.

Keith Rawson presented an interesting twist to the traditional book review in his “Bookshots” column, speculating on an alternate title for the memoir, saying what movie star should play the main character, and even listing his favorite sentence from the book.

He said that “thanks to Carney’s long career as a poet, there are some truly beautiful, enthralling passages that make the book a real page turner. So, before you inwardly moan about not being interested in reading a book about the adventures of yet another addict, really rethink your attitude and give STARVE THE VULTURE a try.”

Order your copy of STARVE THE VULTURE today!


Nina Solomon’s THE LOVE BOOK named a must-read in the New York Post


The New York Post published a list of five “must-read” books for the week of January 3 and included Nina Solomon’s THE LOVE BOOK, the next novel to be released by Kaylie Jones Books on January 6.

After describing THE LOVE BOOK as required reading for anyone who picks up a copy of the Post, the reviewer Billy Heller also wrote:

“Although a quartet of friends who first meet on a Flaubert-themed bike trip in France are an unlikely group, in Solomon’s second novel they bond over ‘The Love Book,’ a how-to guide the romantic but naive one, Cathy, finds. Also in the gang are Manhattan writer Emily, personal trainer Max and independent 69-year-old Beatrice. A heartwarming tale of friendship and love and a nice way to welcome a new year.”

Get your copy on Amazon.

The Christian Manifesto names SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT as Top Fiction Pick of 2014

Barbara J. Taylor’s SING IN THE MORNING, CRY AT NIGHT was named a Top Fiction Pick of 2014 by The Christian Manifesto. Fiction Editor Amy Drown wrote about the novel:

“This debut novel still haunts me. I originally picked it up because it was a story set in a small working town in the early 1900′s—exactly the type of setting I write in my own novels—so I was looking for a comparable title, nothing more. What I discovered instead was an absolute gem of a book filled with beautiful characters and classical writing techniques rarely seen in modern literature. I was completely captivated, and am very eager to see what more this talented author has in store for us!”


THE LOVE BOOK chosen as Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week


THE LOVE BOOK by Nina Solomon, a new novel from Kaylie Jones Books scheduled for official release on January 6, has been chosen as a Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week!

Publishers Weekly wrote: “Solomon’s follow-up to her 2003 debut SINGLE WIFE revolves around four unlikely friends who first meet during a disastrous Flaubert-themed bike trip in France. There, one of them comes across the titular book about attracting a mate. While the premise of four disparate personalities meeting cute may seem trite at first, Solomon’s effort eventually blossoms into a compelling mix of story lines. Back in Manhattan, Emily, a freelance writer with an impressionable 10-year-old son, catches the eye of Duncan, a charming author with a mean streak that rivals Emily’s ex-husband’s. Fellow New Yorker Max, a tough tomboy who guards her heart fiercely and worries about having fallen for too-good-to-be-true Garrett, works as a personal trainer. Superstitious Cathy, who found the Love Book and keeps trying to get the four together to follow its exercises, lives with her elderly father after having lost her home in a fire. She’s dying to find her soul mate, unlike fiery Beatrice, who is fiercely independent at 69 and determined not to let any man tie her down, even her married paramour Freddy, who wants to marry her, or his brother Malcolm, who is clearly the guy for her.”

Find THE LOVE BOOK on Amazon.com or in the Kaylie Jones Books Catalog.