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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

Thursday, August 22, 2019

"A good read written by a thoughtful and skilled writer"

Bathsheba Monk is the author of novels ranging from Nude Walker and Now You See it: Tales from Cokesville, PA to her Swanson Herbenko cozy mystery series. It’s no mystery what she thought after reading Setting the Family Free. Let’s skip ahead to the end:

“In an age when we humans seem hellbent on destroying the planet and everything on it, it's imperative to have authors writing with empathy about the impact our decisions have on our fellow creatures. Fiction is the perfect vehicle for this, especially in the hands of a compassionate writer. Eric D. Goodman takes an interesting premise, the release of captive animals from human control, and puts them on a more even footing with humans. Are we the same or even similar? Or are they just the "other" and must be subdued if their needs and wants conflict with ours? Goodman resists a Disney ending, and as all good writers do, manages to raise more questions than he answers. Setting the Family Free is a good read written by a thoughtful and skilled writer.” 

         - Bathsheba Monk,
             author of Nude Walker

Pre-order your copy of Setting the Family Free today at Amazon or directly from Apprentice House!


Monday, August 19, 2019

Full Disclosure: Full Cover Spread

You've probably seen the front cover for Setting the Family Free. But have you seen the full cover, front and back?

Full disclosure: here it is!

Of course, an image online never compares to the printed hard cover or trade paperback in hand! Or the high-resolution eBook cover! Why not try all three?

Pre-order your copy of Setting the Family Free today at Amazon or directly from Apprentice House!


Friday, August 02, 2019

Arizona Awaits

Our next travel adventure: visiting family in Arizona.  We'll enjoy a lot of quality time together, but that won't slow us down!

Although I've visited and lived in the west before, this will be the first time my wife and kids have ventured west of Chicago, so it will be an eye-opening experience for them. In many ways, exploring Arizona and Utah will prove more unique than some of the unique countries we visit across the globe.

Flagstaff will be our home base, where the elevation is high and the weather is cool. But we'll venture to several hot locations, including the Grand Canyon's North and South rims, Sedona, Walnut Canyon, Wupatki, Sunset Crater, the Petrified Forrest and Painted Dessert, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon. 

You never know, we may even take a few snapshots!

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