KAYLIE JONES

It is one of the triumphs of the human that he can know a thing and still not believe it.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
Kaylie Jones is also the founder of KAYLIE JONES BOOKS, a New York-based imprint that creates a cooperative of dedicated emerging and established writers.
BOOKS

BOOKS

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.

EVENTS

EVENTS

KAYLIE JONES maintains a robust calendar of appearances and speaking engagements within both the literary community and mental health advocacy.

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

Interested in taking a writing workshop with Kaylie Jones? Jones conducts writing workshops all over the United States.

ABOUT

Who is 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.

Contact Information

Kaylie Jones is a consummate professional who speaks with authority, knowledge and experience on the topics of depression and alcoholism. Because she is a renowned author with deep literary roots, she brings a unique lens into the deeper psychosocial layers of these issues. Moreover, she is an intuitive speaker who never fails to connect to her audience on an emotional level. Her audiences gain immeasurable insight from her presentations.
JUDY MANDEL

JUDY MANDEL

New York Times Bestselling Author, Replacement Child
Kaylie Jones is an inspiration! She is an unique individual who has learned from personal, emotional hardship. Her gifts as a writer and a speaker allow her to explain human relationships with compassion. I always feel a message of hope when I hear speak.
SHARYN ROSENBLUM

SHARYN ROSENBLUM

VP Director of Media Relations, Harper Collins
Kaylie Jones is a founding faculty member of the Wilkes University M.F.A. in creative writing program. In the past decade, she has been a vibrant voice, an inspiration, and a compassionate champion of those who are trying to find their own footing and tell their stories in a world where simply speaking one's truth may be complicated, difficult, and painful. Kaylie is treasure to us and our nearly 500 alums because she is unafraid to share and lead, even through difficult stories.
DR. BONNIE CULVER

DR. BONNIE CULVER

Director, Creative Writing at Wilkes University

CONTACT

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