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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

Monday, January 26, 2015

Goodman Goes Genre


Beijing’s Forbidden City. Shanghai’s Pearl Tower. Suzhou’s thousand-year old canal villages. Hangzhou’s West Lake. Xi’an’s Terracotta Army.
 
What do these places all have in common, besides being in China? They make up a few of the many settings in my latest novel-in-progress: Dead and Buried.
 
For a couple years now, renowned author Bathsheba Monk and I have talked about collaborating on a novel. After writing well-reviewed literary fiction for the likes of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Bathsheba decided to take up genre fiction. Thus the Swanson Herbinko Cozy Mystery series was born. So far, her popular mystery novels have included Dead Wrong, Dead Silence, and Dead Karma. Each is set in a different country.
 
When I returned from my two weeks in China last year, I knew I wanted to set a novel in some of the exotic locations. I realized my ideas might make for a good addition to Bathsheba’s series.
 
Dead and Buried is a bit of a mystery-thriller hybrid, and my first collaboration with another author. Written from the perspective of one of the side characters in Bathsheba’s previous books in the series, Dead and Buried takes the familiar characters—and new ones—on an adventure throughout China’s most interesting places in search of an Imperial artifact. Of course, there’s a murder or two to solve along the way.
 
Look for Dead and Buried from Blue Heron Book Works later in 2015.
 

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Get Lit, Art, Music this Sunday

The first event in the 2015 Lit and Art Reading Series takes place this Sunday, January 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Watermark, 100 S. Charles Street, right across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
 
For the January event, our featured talent includes CL Bledsoe, Margo Christie, Sid Gold, Charles Rammelkamp, and Sally Whitney. Limestone Connection will share blues and folk-inspired originals and covers, with Jason Tinney at the harmonica and Holly Morse-Ellington at the ukulele. Manzar’s original art will be on display. To hold it all together, we’ll enjoy wine, refreshments, and conversation among like-minded artists.
 
Like all Lit and Art events, it is free and open to the public. So come along and bring some friends!
 
Hosted by Baltimore authors Nitin Jagdish and Eric D. Goodman, the events are casual and meant to foster the local literary community. In fact, we encourage attendees to bring about five minutes of their own work to share during open mic!
 
Started in 2007 at The Watermark Gallery, the Lit & Art Reading Series showcases local, national, and international talent—fiction, poetry, non-fiction, memoir, original art, live music—all topped off with wine, refreshments, and conversation.
 
Join us and find out why Lit and Art has been called the best excuse to get lit on a Sunday afternoon in Baltimore!
 
 
Join the Lit and Art Reading Series on Facebook. www.facebook.com/groups/181120815252390/

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A 2015 Full of Lit and Art


With the new year comes a brand new lineup of talent brought to you by the Lit and Art Reading Series at the Watermark Gallery.

The first event comes on the last Sunday of January: Sunday, January 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Watermark, 100 S. Charles Street, right across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

For the January event, our featured talent includes CL Bledsoe, Margo Christie, Sid Gold, Charles Rammelkamp, and Sally Whitney.
 
Limestone Connection will share blues and folk-inspired originals and covers, with Jason Tinney at the harmonica and Holly Morse-Ellington at the ukulele.
 
Manzar’s original art will be on display. To hold it all together, we’ll enjoy wine, refreshments, and conversation among like-minded artists.

Like all Lit and Art events, it is free and open to the public. So come along and bring some friends!

The January event is just the tip of the iceberg. Take a look at some of the fantastic talent we have joining us on the last Sundays of January, March, June, September, and October of 2015: Madison Smartt Bell, DR Belz, CL Bledsoe, Shirley Brewer, Goodloe Byron, Margo Christie, Kathy Cottle, Caryn Coyle, Earl Crown, Dan Cuddy, Lauren Eisenberg Davis, Christopher T. George, Tom Glenn, Sid Gold, Ian Hochberg, Dave Housley, Bill Hughes, Michael Hughes, Frank S. Joseph, Limestone connection, Jerry Marconi, Bathsheba Monk, Holly Morse-Ellington, Jacob Panic, Richard Peabody, Charles Rammelkamp, Rosalia Scalia, Oscar Strangeways, Jason Tinney, Barrett Warner, Sally Whitney, Gregg Wilhelm, Mark Willen, and Joseph Young.

Each event will feature live music and original art, including the paintings of Manzar as well as other guest artists. Manzar and other visual artists have their work for sale at the gallery, both originals and prints. And many of the authors and musicians have their work for sale as well.

 Hosted by Baltimore authors Nitin Jagdish and Eric D. Goodman, the events are casual and meant to foster the local literary community. In fact, we encourage attendees to bring about five minutes of their own work to share during open mic!

Started in 2007 at The Watermark Gallery, the Lit & Art Reading Series showcases local, national, and international talent—fiction, poetry, non-fiction, memoir, original art, live music—all topped off with wine, refreshments, and conversation.

Our 2015 Lit and Art-stravaganza starts on Sunday, January 25 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Watermark Gallery, 100 S. Charles Street, on the second floor of the Bank of America building right across from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Join us and find out why Lit and Art has been called the best excuse to get lit on a Sunday afternoon in Baltimore!

Visit the Watermark Gallery online.

Join the Lit and Art Reading Series on Facebook. www.facebook.com/groups/181120815252390/

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

For the new eReaders


If a new eReader is one of the items you received over the holidays, or if you plan to load more good books to your eReader in 2015, here are some suggestions to consider.

Tracks: A Novel in Stories is on sale at Atticus Books for only $7.99. Find it at https://atticusbooksonline.com/shop/tracks-a-novel-in-stories.

While you’re at it, check out some of the other fine eBook titles in the Atticus Books catalog, available at https://atticusbooksonline.com/shop.


Another great place to go when you’re looking for eBooks is Blue Heron Book Works. There, you’ll find memoirs like Kindle #1 Bestseller Rigger as well as books in the popular Swanson Herbinko cozy mystery series by Bathsheba Monk. Find Blue Heron books at www.blueheronbookworks.com.

Keep watching small presses like Atticus Books and Blue Heron Book Works for new fiction, memoirs, and books in 2015.

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