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Former Northwest author Michael J. Vaughn returns for local readings

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on Aug. 25, 2009 at 11:06 am |
August 25, 2009 11:06 am

Writer Michael J. Vaughn has lived in a lot of places in his time: Maine, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, and California, where he now lives. But he spent a few years around Tacoma, and one of his seven novels is, in fact, called “Painting Tacoma.” His most recent novel “Outro” (iUniverse.com) is also set locally, and Vaughn is returning to the South Sound this weekend to read and sign it.

Set in a karaoke bar in Gig Harbor, “Outro” includes scenes in the Stadium District, the Museum of Glass, Sumner, the Carr Inlet and Olympia. Vaughn, who also writes for Writer’s Digest and as a theater critic in San Jose, will appear at 1 p.m. on Aug. 29 at Gig Harbor’s Mostly Books (3126 Harborview Dr., Gig Harbor, 253-851-3219) and 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 at the Anna Lemon Wheelock Library in Tacoma’s Proctor District (3722 N. 26th St., Tacoma, 253-591-5666) presented by the UW-Tacoma Bookstore.

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