Two September Readings: Bay View and Green Bay

Two September Readings: Bay View and Green Bay

Hi friends!

On Wednesday, September 24th, I will be reading at The Studio Lounge in downtown Bay View, Wisconsin. Fellow writers Tom Biel (Badlands), Ken Walker (Mercer) and Doug Rose (Bolt) are also reading. Tom, Doug and I will be celebrating our first year in circulation (Addicts & Basements is mine). Ken’s novel, Mercer, is forth-coming, so this is his debut. The Studio Lounge is located at…

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Family, Friends and Writing

Family, Friends and Writing

Today is August 18th. That’s a big deal because 21 years ago, after more than 24 laborious hours, my first nephew, Robert Jarvis, was born. And today, he is now officially “legal,” and therefore has all sorts of new options open to him. I love you, Rob, and am very proud of the man you’ve become, and are becoming:

Heidi and baby Rob Christmas Hiram Lake, 1993

Also, today is my dearest friend Andrea’s birthday. It is not polite to mention a…

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statusbooks:

Welcome to Status Books, a new publishing endeavor from Michael J Seidlinger and Cameron Pierce.

Status Books specializes in releasing products based in modern digital culture. We want Twitter collections, image macros, Facebook novels, Tumblrs, coffee table books, booze (it’s not digital, but it’s awesome), esoteric guidebooks, pop culture detritus, and more. Our first title will be POCKET MONSTERS: POEMS, an anthology comprised of 151 poems written by 151 authors based on the original 151 Pokemon. 

Questions and Answers:

Q: Is Status Books an imprint of Civil Coping Mechanisms or Lazy Fascist Press?

A: No. Status Books is more like an independent side project.

Q: When will you open to submissions?

A: Starting right now, you can pitch book concepts to Status at statusbks@gmail.com. Please keep in mind that if it’s a potential fit for CCM or LF, it’s probably not right for Status. 

Q: What if I have another question or want more information?

A: Feel welcome to write to Michael and Cameron at statusbks@gmail.com.

We can’t wait to show you more. For now, “like” our Facebook page and keep your eyes glued to the status bar.

My music playlist at LargeHearted Boy

My music playlist at LargeHearted Boy

David Gutkowski, the editor at LargeHearted Boy wrote this about Addicts & Basements:

“Robert Vaughan’s collection brilliantly straddles the line between prose poetry and flash fiction, defying categorization while impressing with its unlikable characters that repeatedly earn the compassion of readers.”

Thanks, David! Also a nod to John Madera at Rhizomatic Publishing: LARGEHEARTED BOY Publishes…

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Room with a View: The Clearing, part 2

Room with a View: The Clearing, part 2

Hi friends!

I returned yesterday from a week in paradise, my first visit to Door County! From July 20- 26, I taught a new course that I designed to try out at The Clearing called Mixing Genres. Upon my arrival at the campus, I accidentally went to the Jens Jenson Center, which is where they house wonderful gifts, the bookstore, handmade cards, etc. I was greeted by lovely volunteers, told that I…

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The Clearing

Hi friends!

I’m leaving tomorrow for Door County, one of Wisconsin’s favorite playgrounds. I’ve lived in this state for the past decade, and never made it that far north. So, you can imagine how excited I am. Also, I have been working away, preparing a new course to teach at The Clearing called Mixing Genres: The Clearing Folk School::Classes. This idea came to me over the past few publications…

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The Clearing

Hi friends!

I’m leaving tomorrow for Door County, one of Wisconsin’s favorite playgrounds. I’ve lived in this state for the past decade, and never made it that far north. So, you can imagine how excited I am. Also, I have been working away, preparing a new course to teach at The Clearing called Mixing Genres: The Clearing Folk School::Classes. This idea came to me over the past few publications…

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Holidays

Happy July 4th everyone!

It’s been quite a week…Hard to decide whether to watch Wimbledon or the World Cup. Oddly, the lack of Americans in the entire second week of Wimbledon, and the elimination of the USA team to the hardy Belgium team in the knockout round of the World Cup brought up an interesting point: does it make a sport that enjoy more or less intriguing to watch if an American player…

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Two for Tuesday

As the saying goes, “when it rains, it pours,” and the summer storms have been no let-down this summer thus far. I’m stocked with candles (our power has already gone out twice) and plenty of pantry items! Who knows… perhaps the basement might be a refuge after all? Nah!

Some great news regarding my new book, Addicts & Basements:

Many of you already know about AWP (Association of Writers & Writing…

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Addicts & Basements is the Eckleberg Book Club choice of the day!