Saturday, May 6, 2017

Rockford Pages Outsider Poet Thomas L. Vaultonburg Writes Second Children's Book

Outsider poet Thomas L. Vaultonburg, jammer for the Rockford Pages outsider poetry slam team, has finished his second children's book, Atrocious Poems A To Z, to be released June 9th.

This morning he's up early to promote the book and get an early start on the Churchill Grove garage sales. The only thing he has in mind that he's looking for is a mid century orange wave chair and cassette tapes of horror movie soundtracks. 

Another one of my squad goals today is to sell a copy of my latest book to someone. Anyone. 

Atrocious Poems A To Z is a book about all the things that kids love to hate. 

My brain isn't awake enough to do a competent sales pitch today. Three years ago the people down the street put out a bunch of VHS tapes for a quarter each. I found one with Lana Turner and a killer cat. This morning I really don't have anything in mind I'm looking for except vinyl and cassettes, VHS, Hot Wheels, books, and old typewriters. I've never found a redline Hot Wheel anywhere but on Ebay. One time at the Pec Thing I found a Beach Bomb that was in acceptable condition, but I wanted a copper one, and eventually bought one on Ebay.

Here come the lurkers. We usually do a garage sale this day, too, so I never get to go out. But Jenny didn't want to do it this year because we're already way overscheduled with the art show and the book and a million other things so I'm up and ready. I've never gotten a crack at all the stuff before it's been picked over.

Now everyone in the house is awake and people are starting to line up all down the street to get the good stuff first. I've learned not to panic about it too much because I buy almost everything I'm interested in on Ebay now. It's just so much easier to find a really nice one from a reputable seller who has a track record.

Like Zombie Logic Press has a track record with books. Atrocious Poems A To Z is the fourth book in the Rock River Literary Series, and it's printed right here in the United States in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

You don't have to wait for people to open their garage doors, you can order yours now. 

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