It is one thing to complete a full length book, get it published by a kickass independent publisher, feel like you have a great fit with the entire process from creation to seeing a project in form, come to life. Then the book enters another realm, where it is read, and comments begin trickling in. Recently, I chatted with a sibling, and she shared her observations (loved the cover, and the font, and the feeling of the cover grew on her, eventually liking it as much as the entire book). But when she mentioned how, with the longer book, she could sense the “Bobby” moments (my childhood name), I was holding back tears.
Then, there are reviews. And they are beginning to arrive, this first one, by fellow writer, Peter Tieryas-Angela Xu, whose new book, Bald New World, is also receiving its own due. The incredible process in creating any writing, or work to be examined, is often the reviewer sees or experiences your book in such a way it astounds, even baffles you. Peter starts here:
‘Robert Vaughan explores addictions and the dark crannies of basements in his collection,Addicts & Basements, which assembles a variety of his works from flash fiction to poetry.’
And he continues with his review, for which I am deeply grateful: Addicts & Basements by Robert Vaughan | ENTROPY
Needless to say, I am indebted to this man.
I have some plans for interviews that will be forthcoming at Entropy. Stay tuned!