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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

Friday, June 15, 2012

Come with Me to California!

You can pack your bags if you want to, but you don’t have to leave your home or office to join me for a jaunt to the Golden State! Come with me to California—an all-expense paid adventure from San Diego to San Francisco with lots of stops in between!

I’m headed for the Golden State next week and will be there for two weeks. It’s the west coast tour for Tracks.

Each day, I plan to share an exciting destination on Facebook! Join me daily at www.facebook.com/edgewriter.

The adventure begins in Los Angeles, then dips down to San Diego. While there, depending on timing, we may cross the border into Mexico. Then back up to Hollywood and Santa Monica before heading to San Simeon for a tour of the Hearst Castle. San Francisco comes next, and then a day or two in Steinbeck Country: Monterey, Salinas, and San Jose. Finally, a couple days in Santa Barbara before heading back to LA.

Here are my flagship book events during my two weeks in California:


June 29, 2012 - Montecito, CA: Tracks at Tecolote, 5-6 p.m. at Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 E. Valley Rd, Montecito, CA

June 28, 2012 - Santa Barbara, CA: Tracks Party at Cominichi’s, 6-9 p.m. at Cominichi’s, 410 E. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA

June 26, 2012 - San Francisco, CA: Tracks @ Inside Story Time in The Makeout Room, 7-9 p.m. at The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA

June 22, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA: Tracks @ Santa Monica Pier, 5 p.m. at the end of Rt. 66, Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA

Participate in this reading on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/164691453661642/

Join this party on Faceook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/events/405368196168978/

Let’s hit the Make-out Room!
http://www.makeoutroom.com/events/edisplay.php?id=7462

If you happen to be in California, I hope to see you there! And if you’re not, join me online and you’re as good as there!





Thursday, June 14, 2012

Your Morning Papers

Have you been reading your morning papers?


Since winning the Gold Medal for Best Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Tracks has been getting some traction.

Last week, a feature appeared in the online version of The Baltimore Sun.
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-06-04/news/ph-tt-forge-author-0606-20120604_1_short-stories-literary-prize-rodgers-forge-resident

Then an altered version of that same story (along with a large picture) took up a full page in the Towson Times.
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/towson/tracks-headshot3.jpg-20120604,0,5389864.photo

The biggest surprise was when the Baltimore Sun’s Sunday Edition came out this past week. I made the cover of the Arts & Entertainment section! A color photo and teaser on page one, full story on page three.

Finally, the Baltimore Sun’s Read Street book blog wrote about it just this week.
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-06-11/features/bal-eric-goodman-wins-regional-award-for-tracks-20120611_1_short-stories-amtrak-train-lengthy-revision-process

Where will it end up next? Keep reading your morning papers!

Monday, June 11, 2012

California Leg of Tracks Tour Begins

Most of the Tracks events so far have been on the east coast: Baltimore, DC, Philadelphia, Gaithersburg, York, Hunt Valley, with a few stops in Ohio and Kentucky.



Next week kicks off the California leg of the book tour!

I’ll be traveling to LA, San Diego, San Simeon, San Francisco, San Jose, Monterey, Salinas, Santa Barbara, Montecito, and perhaps a few places in between.


Here are the key events during my two weeks in California:


June 29, 2012 - Montecito, CA: Tracks at Tecolote, 5-6 p.m. at Tecolote Book Shop, 1470 E. Valley Rd, Montecito, CA


June 28, 2012 - Santa Barbara, CA: Tracks Party at Cominichi’s, 6-9 p.m. at Cominichi’s, 410 E. Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA

June 26, 2012 - San Francisco, CA: Tracks @ Inside Story Time in The Make-out Room, 7-9 p.m. at The Makeout Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco, CA

June 22, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA: Tracks @ Santa Monica Pier, 5 p.m. at the end of Rt. 66, Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles, CA

If you happen to be in California, I hope to see you there

Friday, June 08, 2012

Gold Medal in the Baltimore Sun and Towson Times

The 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gala took place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at The Providence in New York City this past Monday, June 4. I was there with my publisher and literary agent to receive my Gold Medal for Best Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tracks: A Novel in Stories.

While I was taking a bite of the Big Apple, my print-self was in Baltimore. After a chat with reporter and fellow author Bob Allen, I was featured in The Baltimore Sun and the Towson Times. The article: “Rodgers Forge resident makes ‘Tracks’ with literary prize for first novel.”

Allen writes, “Someone once described the ambition of getting a novel published as ‘a slender keyhole through which few have passed.’

“Rodgers Forge resident Eric Goodman has passed through that keyhole, and has found rewards on the other side …”

"It has been a long road, but it was never work for me.”

Missed the print edition? Read the online version here.


http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-06-04/news/ph-tt-forge-author-0606-20120604_1_short-stories-literary-prize-rodgers-forge-resident



And check out the bonus pic here.


http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-county/towson/tracks-headshot3.jpg-20120604,0,5389864.photo



Finally, here is a glimpse of getting the gold. The model did not come with the medal.


http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10150958084543482&set=a.10150201969163482.330741.751098481&type=1&theater


Friday, June 01, 2012

Tracks Takes the Gold in NYC

On Monday, June 4, authors from around the world will arrive in New York City for BookExpo 2012. And to kick it off, winners will be presented with their medals at the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at The Providence in New York City.


http://www.metronomenyc.com/our-venues/providence-nyc

Tracks: A Novel in Stories won the 2012 Gold Medal for Best Fiction in the Mid-Atlantic Region. I’ll be on hand to pick up my Gold Medal, along with my publisher and agent.

Visit the Independent Publisher Book Awards announcement here:

http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1534


Check out the special Amazon store devoted to the Independent Publisher Book Award winners!

http://astore.amazon.com/independpublis2012-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=2