Essay in The Rumpus

I am delighted to share this essay, which appears today in The Rumpus. For my memoir writing students, who struggle mightily with exposing their most hidden truths — this one was very hard for me, especially because I did not want to expose my  family to public scrutiny. But writers must write, and that’s all there […]

Kaylie Jones Publishes First Novel in Ten Years

Akashic Books published Kaylie Jones’ fifth novel Speak Now in 2003. Later that year they reissued A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries, her third novel originally published in 1990 by Bantam Books, which was adapted as a Merchant Ivory film in 1998. She is the editor of Akashic’s Long Island Noir. Akashic is now the host publisher for Kaylie’s newest endeavor, Kaylie Jones Books, […]

It’s a New Dawn

Yesterday I drove to Sag Harbor. As I turned onto the sun-drenched blue stretch of Long Beach, I could see a corner of my friend Janine Veto’s old street and I started thinking about the days when I used to drive out to teach at Southampton College with Baby Eyrna in back, in her tiny […]

Uncensored GAME OF THRONES Battle Royale

After having a great intellectual and stimulating time at the Akashic party for LONG ISLAND NOIR at Mysterious Book Shop, Kevin and I came home and watched the Season 2 finale of GAME OF THRONES on HBO. Here is my private, uncensored conversation on Facebook: Kaylie Jones: Why I do not like GAME OF THRONES: […]

Mothers on the Writing Life

ARE YOU MY MOTHER? Mothers on the Writing Life Thursday, May 10 7:00 – 9:00pm THE STRAND BOOKSTORE 828 Broadway, New York City Join us for an evening of readings, discussion, book signings … and a champagne toast for Mothers Day! The Strand Bookstore has partnered with six talented authors for an honest look and […]

POE ON POETRY By Eyrna Heisler

[I am thrilled with Eyrna’s 9th grade English teacher at Stuyvesant. He allows her to think outside the box and use her creative abilities in her papers. It is so hard for students to appreciate classic literature, with all the other media available to them, and the speed at which entertainment is offered these days. […]