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Launch Day For New Novel by Brian Kiley — Maybe Kevin

April 1, 2019

It’s the official launch day for the newest novel MAYBE KEVIN from Emmy winner, stand up comic and all around talented guy Brian Kiley.  A master storyteller, Kiley takes the reader on a roller coaster of emotions which run the gamut from out loud laughter to flowing tears . His plot twists and characters keep readers firmly planted in their seats.

Brian Bio:  Brian Kiley has been a staff writer for Conan O’Brien for 23 years.  He’s been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards (He won in 2007). He’s appeared 7 times on the David Letterman show, 12 times on Late Night with Conan and 4 times on the Tonight Show and he has his own Comedy Central half-hour special. His jokes have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Prevention Magazine, GQ and the New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle.

Description:  Tom returns from World War II to discover his father and brother have turned their backs on him. Julie hopes to find a father for her beloved Kevin. Plot twists, sacrifice and raw emotion greet the reader when the lives of the two protagonists intersect as they each try and preserve what’s left of their family.


If a novel is a map to emotions, Maybe Kevin (part Faulkner, part How I Met Your Mother) takes you on a compelling trip, teasing you with the truth, all while excavating the layered reality of a family.  It left me sobbing. But the good kind of sobbing, where you also feel relieved.  I sat down to read a chapter but instead read the whole thing and cried like a baby. Surgically constructed art with words, Maybe Kevin is a masterpiece.

Whether a joke or a novel, Brian Kiley is my favorite writer. I’ll read all the words he puts together. – Wendy Liebman, Comedian 


Kiley’s poignant, multifaceted characters share their sorrows and cliff-hanging secrets–chapter after chapter. — Arlene Schindler, author of The Last Place She’d Look and Stand-Up & Heartbreak


Read this book, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, Kiley serves up one ‘holy crap, I didn’t see that coming’ twist and turn after another, and, as an added bonus, you’ll never again think your family and friends are the most screwed up.  So, stop reading this and start reading ‘Maybe Kevin.’ In fact, why are you still listening to me? Go read this book. Now! – Paul Lander, award-winning columnist/humorist


You can buy MAYBE KEVIN on Amazon and Follow Brian on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram 


Donna Cavanagh

Donna Cavanagh is founder of (HO) and the partner publishing company, HumorOutcasts Press which now includes the labels Shorehouse Books and Corner Office Books ( As "den mother" to the more than 100 aspiring and accomplished writers, producers, comics and authors, Cavanagh's goal is to allow creativity to flow. She is a former journalist who made an unscheduled stop into humor more than 20 years ago. Her syndicated columns helped her gain a national audience when her work landed in the pages of First Magazine and USA Today. She teaches the how-to lessons of humor and publishing at conferences and workshops throughout the country including The Philadelphia Writers' Conference and Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop. The author of four humor books, Cavanagh hopes her latest book, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans, will encourage writers not only to embrace their humor talents but show them off as well.

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