HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Taya Kyle

Speaker on Military Veterans and Families and Widow of Former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle


  • The Issues and Challenges Facing Military Veterans When They Return Home
  • The Impacts of War on Military Veterans and Their Families
  • Patriotism
  • The Responsibility that Accompanies a Concealed Hand Gun License
  • God, Country, and Family
  • Women and Leadership
  • Remembering the History and the Use of Guns in America Today


More Media
  • Video: Chris Kyle's Widow Remembers the 'Real' American Sniper.

  • Video: Taya Kyle - NRA-ILA Leadership Forum

Taya Kyle is the widow of late U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. She was played by Sienna Miller in the Academy Award winning film American Sniper directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Bradley Cooper. She is the author of New York Times bestselling book American Wife (William Morrow). With humor and vulnerability, Kyle recounts the tremendous highs and lows in her unpredictable life as the wife and now widow of an American hero.

Following the murder of her husband Chris Kyle, Kyle founded Chris Kyle Frog Foundation where she volunteers her time as Executive Director. The foundation continues Chris Kyle’s legacy serving God, country and family. Kyle has experience with service members who are suicidal when their marriage is failing or has ended. She has seen children suffer and individuals get less care when their service marriages end. At Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, Kyle's passion of changing the world by fighting for the marriages of those who fight for us, is having a dramatic impact for military and first responder couples and their children. With a team of people behind the mission, CKFF is helping these families not only survive their life of service, but thrive.

Kyle resides in Texas where she is first and foremost a woman after God’s heart and a mother of her two children. She is a public speaker inspiring others to find light in the midst of darkness in a fallen world. As she articulates the trials and tribulations of love, war, faith and renewal, Kyle helps others see they are not alone.

Kyle continues to contribute to network shows, is passionate as an author with new books coming out in 2018 and 2019, and is currently working on two other television projects.

Praise for American Gun:

"A celebration of Kyle's voice and life... It's like sitting down with him in some funky Texas roadhouse just off the interstate after a hot but fulfilling day at the range, ordering up a tableful of Lone Stars and just talking guns for a few hours."
-- USA Today

"Chris Kyle embodied what it meant to have a heart both strong and soft, and a commitment to country, family, and God. ... Kyle will continue to inspire anyone paying attention to his example."
-- Dallas Morning News

Praise for American Sniper:

"Since their creation, U.S. Navy SEALs have had an impact on war unmatched by any other fighting force. In this community of elite warriors, one man has risen above our ranks and distinguished himself as unique. Chris Kyle is that man. A master sniper, Chris has done and seen things that will be talked about for generations to come, not only by the American military, but by those who stood against us in battle and bore witness to the awesome effectiveness of the world's most lethal sniper."
-- Marcus Luttrell, former U.S. Navy SEAL, bestselling author of Lone Survivor

"The raw and unforgettable narrative of the making of our country's record-holding sniper, Chris Kyle's memoir is a powerful book, both in terms of combat action and human drama. Chief Kyle is a true American warrior down to the bone, the Carlos Hathcock of a new generation."
-- Charles W. Sasser, U.S. Army Retired Green Beret and author of One Shot, One Kill

"American Sniper is the inside story of what it's like to be in war. A brave warrior and patriot, Chris Kyle writes frankly about the missions, personal challenges, and hard choices that are part of daily life of an elite SEAL Sniper. It's a classic!! A one shot-one kill read!"
-- Richard Marcinko Former First Commanding Officer of SEAL Team Six and bestselling author of Rogue Warrior

"Jaw-droppingly detailed ... undeniably riveting."
-- Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times

"American Sniper is retired Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's gripping and dramatic account of how he became the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history."
-- Washington Times

"Becoming a Navy SEAL is a remarkable achievement, becoming a Navy SEAL sniper even more so. But being considered the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history -- that is glory. ... frank and remarkably candid ... vivid. ... poignant ... With American Sniper, Kyle gives readers an undiluted look at what it is like to be in the middle of a war zone, fighting for your country and what you believe in."
-- Las Vegas Review-Journal

"War is unimaginable to all who have never experienced it, but Chris Kyle has written an incredible memoir that gives civilian readers a chance to glimpse what goes on in the mind of one of our country's greatest warriors ... As impressive as Kyle's shooting is, what really makes his story extraordinary is the personal account of life in the U.S. military. ... Kyle's love for his country, God, family, and the men with whom he served cannot help but inspire."
-- Daily Herald

"Eloquent ... An aggressively written account of frontline combat, with plenty of action."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"Reads like a first-person thriller narrated by a sniper. The bare-bones facts are stunning. .... A first-rate military memoir."
-- Booklist