a weblog for readers and writers

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Lit & Art at Smyser-Bair House for York First Friday

The Lit and Art Reading Series is at it again!

This Friday, December 1, join the proprietors of The Historic York Inn / Smyser-Bair House as the popular Lit and Art Reading Series presents an old fashioned Holiday Book and Art Bazaar along with an evening of live music, literary readings, original artwork, free snacks, drinks, tours of the mansion, and fun! 

Berkshire-Hathaway offers tours of the 1830s mansion, The Smyser-Bair House / Historic York Inn. Step back in time for a tour through history, with hand-carved, gilded Pier mirrors, stained glass, etched glass, hand plasterwork, woodwork, and chandeliers that rival those found in museums. Anchored in York’s historic district since the 1830s, and belonging to the Smyser-Bair family until 1979 (when it was left to the York Historical Trust before becoming a private inn) this home is a rich part of York's history, recently featured in front page news and on national television for its historic charm. (And it could be yours.)

It's all part of York's First Friday festivities.

or http://www.downtownyorkpa.com/downtownincevents/2017/10/6/first-friday

Labels: , ,

Friday, November 24, 2017

Books for Black Friday or Cyber Monday

Looking for a good Black Friday deal on some books? Or maybe you prefer Cyber Monday? Either way, we've got you covered.

Get an autographed and inscribed copy of Womb: a novel in utero, Tracks: A Novel in Stories, or Flightless Goose, a storybook for children, each for only $12.99 plus $3.99 postage and handling.

Autographed books make a great holiday gift, and your copies can be inscribed to you, the person you want to give it to, or just signed. Buy three (multiple copies of one or one of each) and save: only $35 for three books and the same postage of $3.99, even though we'll rush the books by Priority Mail.

Electronic books are also available at Amazon:


Order your autographed print copies now at www.EricDGoodman.com and get some of your holiday shopping out of the way.

Happy holidays!


Monday, November 20, 2017

Go World Travel Publishes Oases in the Desert

Go World Travel Magazine published my travel story, "Oases in the Desert: Dubai and Abu Dhabi," highlighting the architecture and sights of two United Arab Emirates cities that jockey for the claim to the wealthiest city in the world. The story even includes a visit into the desert, and insights from locals about the state of their union.

Enjoy the trip to United Arab Emirates from your armchair at Go World Travel Magazine.


Labels: ,

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Go Nomad Publishes A Tale of Two Cities' Mosques

My travel story, "A Tale of Two Cities' Mosques," was published in Go Nomad.

Go Nomad has been one of the top travel information sources online since 2000.

"A Tale of Two Cities' Mosques" explores the mosques of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and includes pictures of mosques every bit as impressive as the cathedrals of Europe.

Join me for a trip through United Arab Emirates in Go Nomad.



Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Book Reviews Published in Baltimore Style

Three of my book reviews were published in the most recent issue of Baltimore Style Magazine as the current issue's "Shelf Life" feature.

The three books reviewed for Baltimore Style's Shelf Life are Behind the Moon by Madison Smartt Bell, Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders, and Last of the Annamese by Tom Glenn. Three very different, but very good, novels.

Read the reviews, in print or online, in the current issue of Baltimore Style.