Writer extraordinaire Kyler James


Dennis Cooper, award-winning author of THE SLUTS and I WISHED





Kyler James takes on time, madness, religion, incest, art and Freud in this allegorical novel with a mystery at its center so compelling, youll read it straight through. Nothing is what it seems and only the Red Truck has the secret! This is not like any book youve ever read or will ever likely read.

 Trebor Healey, award-winning author of A HORSE NAMED SORROW


THE SECRET OF THE RED TRUCK is a one-way trip beyond the limits of reality. In this really great novel, where everything is alive, Kyler James weaves a unique grasp of love and trauma through crystal-sharp prose, to shatter everyday illusions and caress the damage into a new way of experiencing the world.

Paul Curran, author of LEFT HAND


THE SECRET OF THE RED TRUCK is built like a hall of mirrors, filled with constantly shifting identities, tales that change in the telling, and dreams that seem to be dreaming themselves. The novel is stripped of distractions and narrative niceties so that readers will be helpless to do anything but plunge headlong into its intoxicating mysteries.

 Jeff Jackson, author of MIRA CORPORA and DESTROY ALL MONSTERS


Sanity and truth are relative terms, and in this compellingly bizarre debut novel, Kyler James lures us inside the dark caverns of one mans twisted mind and makes it all seem real.

 James Gavin, author of IS THAT ALL THERE IS?: The Strange Life of Peggy Lee



My novel is out now at Rebel Satori Press. The books release was celebrated on Dennis Coopers blog (one of Coopers favorite books of 2014) and a chapter was published in Chelsea Station Magazine. Check out lit agent Betsy Lerners blog and eleven 5-star reviews on Amazon. In NYC, sold out at McNally Jackson, NYU Bookstore, Three Lives, and Bookbook. One left at The Strand and Spoonbill & Sugartownand still available at the New York Public Library (Staff Pick).






MERCURYS CHOICE: A Fable of New York City


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Kyler James reveals his metropolitan world with an intimacy and power few of us would otherwise be privileged to share. This sensitively written and fast-paced tale will lure you in for an exciting ride.

 Andy Behrman, author of ELECTROBOY


Bravo! Kyler James has a real talent as a writer. Hes a great storyteller and the world needs great storytellers. MERCURYS CHOICE is very unique. It reconciled me with reading.

 Nicole Renaud, singer/composer


To live for art or for love that is the imperative question the subject of this tantalizing book. In this mind-bending story, the characters

meander in and out of their obsessions as if trapped by Theseuss Labyrinth, where even the telephone becomes a poetic force. Kyler James

has written another compelling novel. I just loved it.

Xavier Villanova, playwright/director/actor


My new novel is out now at Rebel Satori Press! About the relationship between a genius of a painter and a wealthy autograph dealer.

A chapter can be seen in the Scroll of Thoth (Vol 1, Num 2). The books release was celebrated on lit agent Betsy Lerners blog. Available on the Rebel Satori site, Amazon (eleven 5-star reviews), Barnes and Noble, New York Public Library (staff pick), and McNally Jackson in NYC. A good review at The Bookreporter and a very good reaction on Goodreads. One of Dennis Coopers favorites of the year!






Short Story: The Loneliest Man on Earth


He has a unique voice. Ive never read anything even close to this character. Bravo!

Andy Behrman, author of ELECTROBOY


I enjoyed the story a lot. Its very sharp, and that sharpness has a lot going on in it, and yet its all very clear, and the poetry inside isnt weeded out by the sharpness. Kudos, man.

Dennis Cooper, author of THE SLUTS and I WISHED


Well done. Crisp dialogue. The story has a rhythm, a lilt, that carries it along. Its a fizzy blend of danger and hope, just like life in New York.

 Ivan Webster, author of THE CARES OF THE DAY


This story was published in Ash Journal. Once I heard from a depressed young man, alone on Thanksgiving, who Googled the loneliest man on earth because thats how he felt. He found my story and said it saved his life. You can buy it here.