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Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy New Year from Lit and Art

Iranian New Year is around the corner. As part of its Lit and Art series, the Watermark Gallery in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will celebrate the New Year series by honoring the contributions Iran has made to world culture. The program takes place on Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m.

Returning writers include Caryn Coyle, Eric Kestler, Nitin Jagdish and Sonia Linebaugh. Making their Lit and Art debuts will be Al Karasa and Paul Lagasse.

Red Tractor Factory, the Lit and Art house band, will provide live music.

A collection of surreal artwork by Manzar Rassouli-Taylorr will be on display.

Started in October 2007, the Lit and Art series provides a unique opportunity to sample a variety of artistic sensibilities. Like previous events in this series, it is free and open to the public. Complimentary wine and refreshments will be served, and audience members will have a chance to share their own work during the open mic session.

The Watermark Gallery is located in the Bank of America Center Skywalk Level, right across from the Inner Harbor, at 100 S. Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland. The phone number is (410) 547-0452.

Learn more about the Watermark at their online gallery.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Feature Story in Writers Weekly: Go Back To School

Once again, my work has been published in Writers Weekly — the world’s most popular writing eZine. In fact, Writers Weekly has more subscribers than any other freelance-writing eZine in history.

My story is the feature article in the latest issue. The title of the latest article: “Go Back to School to Sell Your Story.”

In the article, I give tips on an innovative way writers can bring attention to their work. If you have a published book that has lessons to teach to children, then contact local schools to see if you can visit and present your book (and the lessons taught within) to the students.

It’s a great way to bring your work to a new audience in a positive way — and to build what can become your fan base of tomorrow.

To read the feature article about how we went about promoting Flightless Goose at a local school, see the latest issue of Writers Weekly. You can find it at the link below.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Where in the World is Eric D. Goodman?

This year, we’ve beat Matt Lauer to the punch with our most recent installment of Where in the World!

I’m just back from a lovely week in London, and my illustrator (wife) and I took copies of our book, Flightless Goose, along for the ride. That’s right — the Goose has gone global!

Hocking the book to international audiences was fun, but more exciting were some of the amazing sights London: The overwhelming British Museum, the beautiful National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. We enjoyed the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and took a look at the Queen’s Gallery. The Victoria and Albert Museum was amazing.

We toured Windsor Castle, Apsley House, the Wallace Collection, Sir John Soan House, Kensignton Palace and even took high tea at The Orangery on the Kensington grounds.

Of course we saw Big Ben and Parliament, Westminster Abby and St. Paul’s Cathedral, Wellington Arch, the Jewel Tower, and spent several hours with the Beefeaters in Tower of London.

And how could a writer not visit the British Library with handwritten notes and manuscripts of Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austin, Handle, Beethoven, and even The Beatles? Not to mention 221 Baker Street.

We enjoyed a ride through the Cotswolds, dined in an old pub in Andover, saw the giant chalk horse in the mountains, and strolled around Stonehenge.

Of all these marvels, some of the most enjoyable times were those spent on streets with locals, relaxing on leather couches in English pubs, and cruising along the Thames as the sights passed us by.

It has all passed by, but the memories of London will linger. Perhaps long enough to form a travel story …

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The Goose has Arrived

For some time, the most common question I received was this: when will the books be arriving?

That’s because Flightless Goose, my full-color, hardcover story book for children, was temporarily out of stock. And due to a series of mishaps with the printer, there was little we or the publishers could do to get it back in stock any faster.

Friends, buyers, and members of the press who had asked for review copies were all cornering us with constant questions, each one the same: when can we get our copy of the book?

I’m relieved to report that the answer is NOW! At last, Flightless Goose is in stock, available at www.RunGoose.com, www.Amazon.com, and at other book sellers — both online and at brick and mortar stores across the nation.

But they’re going fast! So get your copy before they fly off the shelf!

Just go to www.RunGoose.com for your copy of Flightless Goose!