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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Energy Behind the Roar

What inspired Setting the Family Free? How do you get into an animal's mind? And what should readers take away from the novel? These are some of the topics covered in Sally Whitney's interview with me in Late Last Night Books.

Sally writes, "When I read Eric D. Goodman’s novel Setting the Family Free, I was impressed with the themes that give the novel a memorable richness, so as I prepared to interview him, I put together questions about the ideas that resonated with me most. In his answers, Eric expands some of my observations to include fresh themes that have even deeper meaning."

Read the interview and discover the "Energy Behind the Roar" at Late Last Night Books!



Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Savvy Verse and Wit discusses Setting the Family Free

Savvy Verse and Wit is a blog dedicated to all literary and poetic works. They were among the first to review Tracks: A Novel in Stories and also featured Womb: a novel in utero

More recently, Savvy Verse and Wit published a discussion about Setting the Family Free.

How did the real-life incident spark an interest in the book? Was the novel more inspired by James Patterson's Zoo or Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods? How did I come up with the choice of structure and style used in this novel? And what is next? All of this is discussed, and more, on the Savvy Verse and Wit blog.



Tuesday, November 05, 2019

JMWW Journal interview on Setting the Family Free

Writer and musician Ruut DeMao interviewed me for the literary journal, JMWW, after reading Setting the Family Free. She described the novel as "quite a ride" and said the "gripping book" had a "good balance of thrill and drama without being sentimental."

Read the engaging interview about the novel, the real-life incident that inspired it, and writing in general at JMWW Journal.


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Friday, November 01, 2019

Featured at Baltimore Book Festival and Light City

This weekend, enjoy the Baltimore Book Festival and Light City in one packed weekend!

On Friday, November 1 I'll be joining WBJC's Judith Krummeck for "The Ivy Bookshop Celebrates New Releases" at The Ivy Bookshop Stage, USM Columbus Center, 701 Pratt Street at 6 p.m. Judith will read from her new memoir, Old New Worlds, and I'll read from Setting the Family Free. After sharing a bit of our work, we'll talk about our books and writing and will open the conversation up to the audience for questions and answers. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more at https://brilliantbaltimore.com/event/the-ivy-bookshop-celebrates-new-local-releases.

Then, on Sunday, November 3 at 6 p.m. the Lit and Art Reading Series will be featured on the Inspire Stage in the Baltimore Inner Harbor's World Trade Center at 6 p.m. on the Top of the World observation level.

Featured talent includes Sid Gold, Frank S. Joseph, Timmy Reed, and Sherri Cook Woosley. I'll read a short snippet from my new novel, Setting the Family Free. Manzar will present her recent Rumi-inspired art and music will be provided by Pop-Grass musician Jacob Panic. Nitin Jagdish emcees. 

Also featured, the most spectacular view of Baltimore from the Top of the World Observation Level of Baltimore's World Trade Center.

Here is more  about Lit and Art at the Baltimore Book Festival:

You can also find me, along with other Apprentice House authors, at the Apprentice House Booth on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Setting the Family Free will be available, along with other popular titles. I'll be on hand a few hours each day to sign books, but you can purchase any time during the festival from the Apprentice House booth or official Book Festival book stores.

Learn more about the Baltimore Book Festival