The KJB Collective

The KJB Collective

The KJB Collective is a team of writers, editors, artists, and MFA students who support and manage the Kaylie Jones Books imprint. What you won’t see here are the members of the KJB Collective who volunteer to read the submissions KJB receives throughout the year.

To those who read for KJB, we salute you!

KAYLIE JONES

FOUNDER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

KAYLIE JONES

KAYLIE JONES has published seven books, including a memoir, Lies My Mother Never Told Me, and her most recent novel, The Anger Meridian. Her novel A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries was adapted as a Merchant Ivory film in 1998. Jones has been teaching for more than twenty-five years, and is a faculty member in the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing & Literature program and in Wilkes University’s MFA in Creative Writing program. She is the author of Speak Now and the editor of Long Island Noir. Her newest endeavor is her publishing imprint with Akashic Books, Kaylie Jones Books.

PATTY BOWEN

MANAGING EDITOR

PATTY BOWEN

Patty Bowen is currently the Managing Editor of Kaylie Jones books. Additionally, she is a writer of fiction and pursuing her MFA through the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing. She is a 27-year veteran educator teaching English, Film, and Communications in Pennsylvania. Her mission is to empower her students to go after their dreams.

KRISTIN IVEY

PRODUCTION EDITOR

KRISTIN IVEY

Kristin Ivey is a fiction writer, a poet, and a freelance editor. She is currently serving as the production editor for Kaylie Jones Books, while she earns her MFA through the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing. Her work has been published in Hippocampus Magazine, Spark Anthology IV, the Pennsylvania Bards Review, and through Poetry in Transit. She has spent 21 years teaching writing to middle and high school students in Pennsylvania. When she isn’t working, you can find her playing in the woods with her two boxer dogs and their dog-agility training pals.

DANIE WATSON-GOETZ

Marketing Director

DANIE WATSON-GOETZ

Danie Watson-Goetz is a freelance writer and social media manager nestled into the Pocono Mountains. Originally from Erie, PA, Watson-Goetz gave up the lake life for hiking, camping, and reading in the woods. When she’s not among the trees, Danie is clacking away in front of the fireplace or writing in the sun. Her book review, “Unmasking the Hermit,” was featured in the Fall 2017 edition of Tailor Made Magazine.
She completed her MFA in Fiction from Wilkes University.
APRIL BOGLE

PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR

APRIL BOGLE

April Bogle is a mother, writer, and corporate communications consultant based in Atlanta, Georgia. She is serving as Public Relations Director for Kaylie Jones books as she completes her MFA through Wilkes University’s Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing. She has published several works of non-fiction, including a commemorative book and book chapter on law and religion studies, and feature articles ranging from home décor to meeting actor Richard Gere. When she’s not sitting at her computer, April is doing yoga, walking her rescue dog, or longing for the beach.

KAITLIN MARTIN

JACKET DESIGNER

KAITLIN MARTIN

Kaitlin Martin is a Chicago-based illustrator and animator. Her work deals with the act of haunting, nature, and the imagery and tropes of gothic fiction. Past works have been featured in Onion City Film Festival,  Chicago Underground Film Festival, Sideshow Gallery, and Grimoire Magazine. Her work can be found here.

RENETTE ZIMMERLY

RENETTE ZIMMERLY - JACKET DESIGNER

RENETTE ZIMMERLY

Renette Zimmerly is an award-winning art director and graphic designer. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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