Welcome to Jon Vreeland’s personal page where you can read selected publications, old and new, and receive updates on upcoming publications and events. Vreeland’s memoir “The Taste of Cigarettes” has recently been published by Vines Leaves Press on May 22, 2018. 

“And this is the world we live in, the unlit world of the heroin junkie.” –J. V.


Between my poems, stories and essays and my first book/memoir, The Taste of Cigarettes: A Memoir of a Heroin Addict, I think you can get an idea. I was born in Long Beach, raised in Huntington Beach. I am a recovering drug addict and alcoholic who writes about the days when my family did nothing but worry. My book explains what goes through an addicts head and heart when we are lost in our own hometown.