"We all have a pool of inner talent from which we draw our successes in life. Alys Yablon Wylen's talent is insightful and sensitive writing. She is a collaborator with a deep sense of author and audience, a clean and clear writing style, and the ability to naturally adapt that writing to a wide range of subject matter. Professional and prompt, reliable and always easy to work with, Alys is sure to produce more than a shelf-full of literary treasures in her career."
- Deepak Chopra
Raised outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she attended private Jewish day school (The Silver Academy) and college preparatory high school (The Harrisburg Academy), Alys attended McGill University in Montreal, where she graduated with distinct honors in English Literature in 1997. In 1998, she earned her MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, New York City.
Following an internship at Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Alys began her publishing career at the Free Press of Simon and Schuster, NYC, in 1998. At the Free Press, Alys acquired and published several of her own titles. Two of her books--The Modern Jewish Canon by Ruth R. Wisse and A Letter in the Scroll by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the chief rabbi of England--won National Jewish Book Awards in 2000.
Alys collaborated on Ask the Kabala Oracle Cards with Dr. Deepak Chopra (Hay House, 2006). Her book, Field Guide To Luck was published by Quirk Books in 2008. Internet Warrior, a collaboration with Michael "Zappy" Zapolin, was published in 2009.
Alys is available for freelance book projects worldwide. While she specializes in Jewish Studies and Spirituality titles, she is also interested in memoir, fiction, and general non-fiction of any sort.