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Author who writes for a living and lives for writing. // WOMB: a novel in utero (Merge Publishing 2017) // TRACKS: A Novel in Stories (Atticus Books 2011) // FLIGHTLESS GOOSE, a storybook for children (Writers Lair Books 2008) // www.EricDGoodman.com

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tracks … Will End Up On My Best Of The Year List

Savvy Verse and Wit is a blog dedicated to all literary and poetic works: critiques, reviews, editorial hints, and insights.

Earlier this year, Savvy Verse and Wit gave Tracks a glowing review. You can read it, and the conversation that resulted, at the following link.

http://savvyverseandwit.com/2012/01/tracks-by-eric-d-goodman.html


More recently, the literary blog interviewed me about my writing process, and all things literary. Some of the interesting questions involve my choice of Baltimore and the train itself as “characters” in the book, how long it took from opening line to final project, and whether some of the characters surprised me. I also talk about some of the writers who inspire me (and who had kind things to say about my writing), and some other great novels in stories I enjoyed.

Find out how Franklin, the conductor, gave me an unexpected turn by reading the interview at the link below.


http://savvyverseandwit.com/2012/02/interview-with-eric-d-goodman-author-of-tracks.html

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Tanner on Technology, Tonight at Ukazoo


Technology, and its unending demand for our attention, may seem a black hole that threatens to suck up all of our time and energy. But technology can be an ally in our efforts to reach readers and other writers. What should a writer know about technology?

Ron Tanner, who knew nothing about technology 7 years ago and now runs his own online media company (
wordrocketmedia.com), will share his insights and experience as a writer who struggled to learn and adapt to the demands of technology in the 21st century.

Ron Tanner's awards for writing include a Faulkner Society gold medal, a Pushcart Prize, a New Letters Award, a Best of the Web Award, and many others. He has won fellowships from the Copernicus Society, Sewanee Writers Conference, and the National Park Service, to name a few, and his stories and essays have appeared in dozens of literary magazines, including The Iowa Review, West Branch, and the Massachusetts Review. He is the author of A Bed of Nails (stories), Kiss Me Stranger (illustrated novel), and From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story (memoir). He teaches writing at Loyola University, and directs the
Marshall Islands Story Project (mistories.org).

Directions to
Ukazoo Books: To reach Ukazoo Books by car, take I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) toward Towson. Take exit 27A for Dulaney Valley Rd/MD-146 S toward Towson. Dulaney Plaza will be on your right after approximately half a mile.

The event is free for Maryland Writers Association members or first time attendees, or $5 for the general public.

Learn more at
www.MarylandWriters.org.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Atticus Authors in The Ivy

Just what will two Atticus authors be doing in the ivy this Saturday afternoon? Reading from their novels, of course!

The Ivy Bookshop, voted the best bookstore in Baltimore, will host Alex Kudera and me for a reading and book signing on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Alex will read from his debut novel, Fight For Your Long Day. I will read from Tracks: A Novel in Stories. Below is more information about the event.

March 24, 2012 - Baltimore, MD: Atticus Authors in the Ivy, 1 p.m., a reading with Atticus authors Alex Kudera and Eric D. Goodman at The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ivy-Bookshop/156584747738128?sk=wall

The event is free and open to the public. Hope to see you there!


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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Live from Philadelphia, It’s Wednesday Night!


I’m reading with fellow authors Kim Gek Lin Short, Alex Kudera, and writers from The Rag tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in Philadelphia. Here are the details:

March 21, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Literary Reading, 7 to 10 p.m., a reading with authors Kim Gek Lin Short, Alex Kudera, Eric D. Goodman, and The Rag at Robin's Books and Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. Note that this event will stream live online!
http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org/2012/03/21/?ec3_listing=events

The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served, books will be signed, and fun will be had.

Join us for a fun evening of live literature. Can’t be a part of the live studio audience? Good news: Moonstone will stream the event live at this link!
http://www.moonstonelive.org

Tune in Wednesday night at 7 p.m.!

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Sale on Atticus Books!


Atticus Books enjoyed their success at this year’s AWP conference so much, they decided to run a sale on all Atticus Books!

Through the end of the weekend, you can get your copy of Tracks: A Novel in Stories or any other Atticus title for only $12!

Prefer to download your fiction? Also through the weekend, you can get any Atticus ebook for only $7.99

These low prices include shipping and handling.

If you’ve been waiting to get your copy of Tracks or any other Atticus book, now is the time.

Printed book:

http://atticusbooksonline.com/shop/tracks-a-novel-in-stories

ebook:

http://atticusbooksonline.com/shop/tracks-a-novel-in-stories-epub

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Novel Reading at Novel Places


You are invited to a novel reading this Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m. Spend St. Patrick’s Day with a literary reading at Novel Places in Clarksburg. After the reading, featuring a reading from Tracks and Fight For Your Long Day, join the authors for a pint at a nearby pub!

Here are the details on the reading …

March 17, 2012 - Clarksburg, MD: Novel Places, 1 p.m., a reading with Atticus authors Alex Kudera and Eric D. Goodman at Novel Places, 23341 Frederick Rd., Clarksburg, MD

http://www.novelplacesusa.com/event/author-eric-goodman-tracks


Learn more about Alex Kudera at his blog.

http://kudera.blogspot.com/2012/02/kim-gek-lin-short-eric-d-goodman-rag.html.

And check out the limited-time sale on both Tracks and Fight For Your Long Day at the Atticus Bookstore.

http://atticusbooksonline.com/shop/tracks-a-novel-in-stories

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Rollicking Ride … Witty, Confidential Style

Charles Rammelkamp is the author of The Secretkeepers, Castleman in the Academy, and is editor of The Potomac, a literary journal.

He also happens to be a fan of Tracks: A Novel in Stories. Here’s what he has to say about it.

“Get on board Eric D. Goodman’s Tracks for a rollicking ride from Baltimore to Chicago with a passenger list of colorful characters, from a sleazy traveling salesman, an adulterous sculptress and a Holocaust survivor to a couple of kids in love, a woman returning home to Cincinnati from burying her parents in Baltimore, and a poet. Told in Goodman’s witty, confidential style, these stories – this long tale – are well worth the price of the ticket!”

Learn more about Charles and his books at his website.

http://www.charlesrammelkamp.com/

And hop aboard the Tracks website!

www.TracksNovel.com

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Friday, March 09, 2012

Announcing the Kudera-Goodman Show!


For three nights only, you have the opportunity to join us for a special engagement! Atticus Authors Alex Kudera and Eric D. Goodman, are teaming up for a series of readings in Pennsylvania and Maryland.

(We’ve considered a couple of typos—a strategically placed n and accidental John instead of Eric—to help boost attendance. But we’re not certain that “an evening with John Goodman and Kundera” would necessarily draw a larger crowd.)

Three events are scheduled in this multi-city tour!


March 17, 2012 - Clarksburg, MD: Novel Places, 1 p.m., a reading with Atticus authors Alex Kudera and Eric D. Goodman at Novel Places, 23341 Frederick Rd., Clarksburg, MD
http://www.novelplacesusa.com/


March 21, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA: Philadelphia Literary Reading, 7 to 10 p.m., a reading with authors Kim Gek Lin Short, Alex Kudera, and Eric D. Goodman at Robin's Books and Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. Note that this event will stream live online!
http://www.moonstoneartscenter.org/2012/03/21/?ec3_listing=events


March 24, 2012 - Baltimore, MD: Atticus Authors in the Ivy, Time TBA, a reading with Atticus authors Alex Kudera and Eric D. Goodman at The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ivy-Bookshop/156584747738128?sk=wall

Come one, come all; come to one, come to all! Mr. K. and G. assure the public their production will be second to none.

Learn more about Kudera, Goodman, and other Atticus authors at
http://kudera.blogspot.com/2012/02/kim-gek-lin-short-eric-d-goodman-rag.html.

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Where Do You Write?

Some authors will tell you that there’s a write place and time for every novel they write. That’s the case for me, as I explained in a recent Write Place, Write Time.

Write Place, Write Time is a blog devoted to the place where authors do their work.

Although I can more or less write anywhere, when I was asked to write about the place where I do most of my writing, I realized that at least a part of every novel draft I have written has been created, in part, at the same pine desk that once belonged to my father.

In the piece, I write about the desk and some of the things we share: a Don Quixote statue from Nizhniy Novgorod, a candleholder from St. Petersburg, a pen made of wood from a desk of the mayor of the city where I was born … and lots of books.

In fact, I’m at the old pine now, making eye contact with John Steinbeck as I work on my fiction. Back to it.

Visit me and my desk at Write Place, Write Time. And tell me: where do you like to do your writing?

http://writeplacewritetime.tumblr.com/post/15775021415/eric-d-goodman

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