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.

KRISTIN IVEY

MANAGING EDITOR

KRISTIN IVEY

Kristin Ivey (’21 MFA) is a fiction writer, a poet, and a freelance editor. She is currently serving as the managing editor for Kaylie Jones Books. Her work has been published in Hippocampus Magazine, Spark Anthology IV, the Pennsylvania Bards Review, and through Poetry in Transit. She has spent 23 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 boxer dog and his 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.
JAKE CANNINGTON

PUBLICIST, PRODUCTION EDITOR

JAKE CANNINGTON

Jake Cannington is a writer, editor, and singer/songwriter from Baltimore, MD. He has an M.A. in Creative Writing: Fiction from Wilkes University. He is the former managing editor of River and South Review. He is currently serving as a publicist and production editor at Kaylie Jones Books. When he isn’t reading or writing, you can find him hiking with his dog Daisy or performing at various open mics in the Baltimore area.

MICHELLE POLIZZI

SOCIAL MEDIA PUBLICIST

MICHELLE POLIZZI

Michelle Polizzi is a freelance writer, content creator, and Graduate Assistant at Kaylie Jones Books. Her writing has appeared in publications like Bitch, Health, Business Insider, The Daily Beast, and more. She’s also a yoga teacher, world traveler and outdoor lover who’s passionate about living life beyond the limits of societal expectations. Michelle loves memoirs, literary fiction, and true crime podcasts, and she’s currently a student in the MFA program at Wilkes University where she’s working on her first book.

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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