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Thursday, December 24, 2009

This Holiday, Buy Baltimore!

Still looking for a few last-minute gifts? Buy Baltimore! Not the city, but products produced by and in Charm City. To help you find some great Baltimorian gifts, Baltimore's own Eight Stone Press (known for it's nationally-recognized Smile Hon, You're In Baltimore zine) has published an online Baltimore Gift Guide! You can view it online at www.eightstonepress.com/shoppingguide.htm.

Under the "Words" section, you'll find the perfect gift for any children on your list -- the full-color, hardcover story book for children written and illustrated by Baltimorians: Flightless Goose.

Take a look at Eight Stone Press's Baltimore Shopping Guide now at the link below.

And Happy Holidays from the Goodmans and the Goose!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Where in the World are the Goodmans and the Goose?

Fresh from a book event and television interview in York, I took a bit of a break from everyday life to go on a writing retreat.

This time, it was a trip to the town of Sainte-Adele in Quebec, Canada. While there in the mountains, the area got the heaviest snowfall of the year. Rushing riverside locale, steaming hot tubs and Finnish sauna, snow-topped evergreens blowing in the wind, a comfortable rocking chair next to a crackling fireplace … the perfect setting for writing a new childrens’ book set in a cold climate.

Nataliya is at work illustrating the new book, and a solid draft is completed. It may be a few years before the new book sees a book shelf, but in the meantime, there’s always our current book!

Flightless Goose is available for purchase now at www.RunGoose.com, Amazon.com, and at bookstores. Or, if you want it personally inscribed and autographed, feel free to shoot us an email at www.RunGoose.com.

Now … back to the work of writing in the real world.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Flightless Goose Stars at York Emporium

Fresh from his flight to the Ottawa Book Fair, Gilbert the Flightless Goose is going to the first capitol of the United States: York, Penn.

That’s because Flightless Goose is the star of a book signing event this Saturday, December 5 at the York Emporium located at 343 West Market Street in York, Penn., 17401. The event begins at 1 p.m.

Come on out and get your signed copy of Flightless Goose. While you’re there, be sure to browse the 250,000 books available at the York Emporium.

Visit the Emporium online at www.theyorkemporium.com/about/index.html.