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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Apprentice House Press Announces Fall 2019 Releases


Loyola University’s Apprentice House Press will publish 14 books in October 2019, from a diverse collection of “incredibly talented authors.”

“We have a strong cohort of releases this Fall,” says Kevin Attics, Apprentice House Press director. “Poetry, fiction, historical fiction, memoir, and more—they’re all invigorating reads.”

Included in the lineup are books by Katherine Cottle (The Hidden Heart of Charm City), Danuta Kosk-Kosicka (Meadows of Memory), Ben Shaberman (Retina Boy) and Eric D. Goodman (Setting the Family Free).

Most recently, Apprentice House Press has published Love Punch by slain Capital Gazette Columnist Rob Hiaasen, and Father’s Day Creek by veteran Baltimore Sun columnist Dan Rodricks.

Learn more by reading the recent press releases from Apprentice House Press.


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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Goodmans Go to Edinburgh


We really enjoyed our visit to Scotland last month. We normally enjoy our travels to other countries and cultures, climates and cultures. What made this trip different were two things: we were visiting our daughter who is studying abroad in Edinburgh, and we were traveling with my parents. In fact, this trip marked the first time that three generations of Goodmans traveled together in Europe.

Our home base was in Edinburgh, but our travels together brought us to the Highlands, Loch Ness, Glasgow, Rosslyn Chapel, and other destinations along the way. We scaled to the top of Edinburgh Castle and followed the Royal Mile to the bottom where her Majesty's Holyrood Palace awaits. 

We took a few snapshots. Actually, a few hundred. Well, a couple thousand, give or take. Here are some of the better ones. Take a look at the album at the link.

Enjoy!



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Friday, May 17, 2019

Pre-Order Setting the Family Free Today!



My forthcoming novel, Setting the Family Free, is available to pre-order now!

Loyola University's Apprentice House Press is publishing Setting the Family Free on October 1, 2019. However, you can pre-order your copy today to make sure you’re among the first to receive it when it becomes available. In fact, pre-orders should arrive well before the official release date.

Setting the Family Free follows the release of a private reserve of exotic animals into a rural community and examines what happens—to the animals and the people involved—when the animals are put on a more equal footing with the people.

Here’s what you should prepare for when ordering your copy of Setting the Family Free, straight from the back cover:

The loner who collects unusual things. The private reserve of exotic pets released into a rural Ohio community. The estranged wife who loves the animals like family. The caretaker who knows the beasts are dangerous. The Sheriff and his team of experts who must hunt the creatures down. The animal advocate who winces at the spectacle. The celebrity zookeeper who knows what must be done. 

This story expands through the innovative use of multiple narratives, news broadcasts, newspaper articles, press conferences, political tapes, and quotes from experts, eyewitnesses, and those closest to the unfolding events. Who are the heroes; who are the victims? Who gets to decide?

Don’t be taken by surprise when the animals are released—pre-order your copy of Setting the Family Free now.



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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Caution: Exotic Animals Scheduled for Release


That is to say, the publication release date for my latest novel, Setting the Family Free, has been scheduled. 

Loyola University's Apprentice House Press has announced October 1, 2019 as the official release date for Setting the Family Free.

What is Setting the Family Free about? Here's a brief teaser:

The loner who collects unusual things. The private reserve of exotic pets released into a rural Ohio community. The estranged wife who loves the animals like family. The caretaker who knows the beasts are dangerous. The Sheriff and his team of experts who must hunt the creatures down. The animal advocate who winces at the spectacle. The celebrity zookeeper who knows what must be done. 

This story expands through the innovative use of multiple narratives, news broadcasts, newspaper articles, press conferences, political tapes, and quotes from experts, eyewitnesses, and those closest to the unfolding events. Who are the heroes; who are the victims? Who gets to decide?

Setting the Family Free, Loyola University's Apprentice House Press, October 1, 2019

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Thursday, May 09, 2019

I'll Take You to Lithuania in Baltimore Style

The April issue of Baltimore Style Magazine includes my travel story on Lithuania. From Vilnius to Takai, exploration of the enduring cathedrals and synagogues, from Uzupis to the University, we explore unusual sights, shops, and restaurants. 

Anywhere you stand in Lithuania’s Old Town Vilnius, you can see the spires of at least three churches. For a nation once under the Soviet Union’s hammer and sickle, the number of ancient cathedrals that survived is amazing — in part the result of its remote location, the southernmost nation in the trinity of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia that make up the Baltic States.

Find the print version at bookstores and newsstands now. Or, check out the online version at Baltimore Style's website.





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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Watch Out! Cover released for Setting the Family Free


Who is that off in the distance, in the brush, looking right at you? Watch out! The cover for Setting the Family Free has been released!

After several prototypes and a good amount of deliberation and consideration, Loyola University's Apprentice House Press has revealed the cover of the forthcoming novel, Setting the Family Free.

Do you feel like you're being watched?


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Friday, May 03, 2019

Caution: Exotic Animals to be Released



Setting the Family Free, my latest novel, is being published by Loyola University's Apprentice House Press in October 2019!

What is Setting the Family Free about? Here's a brief teaser:

The loner who collects unusual things. The private reserve of exotic pets released into a rural Ohio community. The estranged wife who loves the animals like family. The caretaker who knows the beasts are dangerous. The Sheriff and his team of experts who
must hunt the creatures down. The animal advocate who winces at the spectacle. The celebrity zookeeper who knows what must be done. 

This story expands through the innovative use of multiple narratives, news broadcasts, newspaper articles, press conferences, political tapes, and quotes from experts, eyewitnesses, and those closest to the unfolding events. Who are the heroes; who are the victims? Who gets to decide?

Setting the Family Free, Loyola University Apprentice House Press, October 2019.



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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Smyser-Bair House Hosts May Lit and Art



The next event in the Lit and Art Reading Series takes place at The Historic York Inn in the Smyser-Bair House and features authors and poets Heather RoundsSally WhitneyChristopher T. GeorgeGarinè Boyajian Isassi, and Bill Hughes with music by Tom Reyes, original art by Manzar Rassouli, emcee KJ Nitin Jagdish, and curator Eric D. Goodman.

Author Christopher T. George will read from his work, but artist Christopher T. George will offer one of his paintings for silent auction.

It's all part of the City of York's First Friday festivities. Come for the lit and art and music, stay for the free food and drinks, and take a tour of the historic 1830s mansion while you're visiting.

May 3, 6 to 9 p.m. at 30 South Beaver Street, York, Pennsylvania.

Learn more at the Lit and Art Facebook Page.


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