Heather Scott Partington interviewed me for The Rumpus

Heather Scott Partington interviewed me re: THE STRANGEST, CCM, my forthcoming YA/NA title, FALTER KINGDOM, and more for The Rumpus.

Rumpus: What’s next for Michael Seidlinger, the man who has his finger in every literary pie?

Seidlinger: Well, I can’t really say anything specific but CCM (Civil Coping Mechanisms), the indie press I operate, will have a few new developments in the new year. In fall 2016, I’ve got a new book, Falter Kingdom, which just so happens to be a Young Adult/New Adult title, forthcoming with Unnamed Press, an exciting new powerhouse publishing house out of Los Angeles. I’m currently writing a memoir and just completed a novel influenced by my battles with alcoholism and depression. When I’m not doing all that, I’m dreaming of sleeping in and waking up whenever I feel like it. That hasn’t happened yet but, maybe, just maybe, it will. Someday…

 

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Tobias Carroll interviewed me about “The Strangest” for Volume 1 Brooklyn

Tobias Carroll interviewed me about Albert Camus, multi-tasking, THE STRANGEST, identity as a literary theme, and more for Volume 1 Brooklyn.

It’s true. I’m fascinated with identity. It’s one of the most important aspects of an individual in the face of a society that quickly judges and forms assumptions upon the nature of the individual’s identity. There are a number of basic questions that open up what I feel to be seemingly endless curiosities: How much of an individual’s identity is manufactured by their upbringing? How much of it is under direct control of the individual, capable of sculpting and/or designing a persona? What kind of effects does society inflict upon the ideal identity? Are we able to evolve our identities by choice as we navigate through society’s various pressures, responsibilities, and hurdles, or are we essentially steeling, dispelling/redesigning in order to slip past? Why is it so difficult to abide by a more honest and open identity than one that is layered so as to be (seemingly) more complex, enigmatic, and impossible to fully comprehend?

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Unnamed Press to publish FALTER KINGDOM in Fall 2016

I wrote a YA book about friendship and demonic possession called FALTER KINGDOM and it’ll be out in 2016. S/o to Olivia Taylor Smith and Unnamed Press for spearheading the book’s publication and being the kind of enthusiastic supporter a jaded author like myself (I am my own worst enemy) can often be about his children (every book I write).

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