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J. PATRICK REDMOND was born and raised in southern Indiana and recently returned to his home state after sixteen years of living in South Florida and teaching for the Miami-Dade County Public School System. Presently he teaches English Composition at the University of Southern Indiana. Patrick holds a BA in English from Florida International University in Miami and an MFA in creative writing and literature from Stony Brook University in Southampton, New York. He is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post, and his writing has appeared in the NOH8 Campaign blog, the Southampton Review, and in the Barnes & Noble Review’s Grin & Tonic. He is also the 2012 recipient of the Deborah Hecht Memorial Prize in Fiction. Some Go Hungry is his first novel, and when asked about it, Patrick says, “It’s about God, guns, gays, and green beans.” Additional information is available at jpatrickredmond.com.

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I am reading my thesis advisee J Patrick Redmond’s Stony Brook MFA thesis, a novel called FEEDING THE CHRISTIANS. The novel is set in Indiana, right across the river from where my dad grew up in southern Illinois. I am editing as I go, because I am going to publish this book. All it needs is a little reordering, a little more time spent on parts that Patrick rushed in order to get the thesis finished.

I keep thinking how proud and thrilled my dad would be that writers of this caliber are flourishing in his part of the world. A part of the world, I might add, that is not particularly fond of facing the truth, or emotion, or the darker side of humanity. I think this book is going to blow the socks off the neighbors.

Patrick has committed to donating a percentage of the proceeds to foundations that help high school kids deal with bullying, and ostracism due to their sexual preference, or simply being labeled as “different”.

I think I’m finally doing what I was always meant to do. My new imprint will help emerging writers realize their dreams. Thank you, Akashic Books, for this amazing opportunity.

Kaylie Jones
New York, NY

Check out KAYLIE JONES BOOKS here! 

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