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- Name: Eric D. Goodman
- Location: Baltimore-DC Area
Author // Represented by The Doris S. Michaels Literary Agency, Inc. // TRACKS: A Novel in Stories (Atticus Books 2011) & Flightless Goose, a storybook for children (Writers Lair Books 2008) available now. Learn more at www.EricDGoodman.com
Friday, December 09, 2016
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Support This Indie Book Store
Monday, November 28, 2016
Holiday Book Bazaar, Tree Lighting, York First Friday
The Holiday Book Bazaar takes place at 30 South Beaver Street from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Fall Fiction Spectacular at Reston Readings This Sunday
Thursday, October 27, 2016
The Bell May Toll for You
My short story, “The Bell,” follows a young artist at an artist colony. Everything at the colony seems perfect … but is it? Find out by reading “The Bell” in Futures Trading.
Want more? You can read “Small Talk” in a flash. “Small Talk,” about a road trip that goes bad for one of a pair, was published in a recent issue of Crack the Spine.
Finally, there’s “Zombie is the New Vampire,” published in The Potomac back in Spring of 2011. The Potomac is a journal of poetry, politics, and prose based along the banks of the Potomac river.
Happy Halloween reading!
Sunday, October 16, 2016
Womb to Arrive Spring 2017
What makes Womb most unique is its unusual narrator. Set in the city and suburbs of Baltimore, the novel is narrated from the point of view of a child still in utero. He describes his own reality inside the womb, his connection to the collective consciousness, and narrates (through his own perspective) the drama of his mother’s life as she deals with her pregnancy, friends, family, and work. The unique narration in Womb has been compared to that in the novels Room by Emma Donoghue and The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.
Friday, October 14, 2016
Longing for Lisbon?
All this and next week, I'm recounting our recent adventure in Lisbon and the area on Facebook and Twitter.
Let's travel together. Your choice of vehicle:
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Lit and Art Honors Wayne Countryman
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Find Words and Wine at the Library
The second half of the program will be a tribute to the late Wayne Countryman with readings about him and of his work.
Music by Limestone Connection, art by Manzar, and free refreshments. Join us on Sunday, October 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Watermark Gallery, 100 South Charles Street, second floor of the Bank of America Building right across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
York First Fridays Harvest Festivities at the Historic York Inn
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Get Cracking with Crack the Spine
"Small Talk" is one of the stories I wrote during my morning ritual at the Ox-Bow artist colony. On that writing retreat, I was revising Womb: a novel in utero.
Each morning, I would warm up by sitting on the couch in my studio and reading an entry in John Steinbeck's Journal of a Novel. Then, I'd sit at my desk and write a few pages of flash fiction. Some of those exercises resulted in throwaways. A few, like "America Land," "The Bell," and "Girl 2, 5, or 7" made their way to publication.
So it is with "Small Talk."
Be sure to leave a comment about the story in the issue's comments section to boost the chances of seeing "The Bell" ring in Crack the Spine's next print anthology!