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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Do Writing Habits Change With Genre?

That is the question posed to me by Savvy Verse and Wit, the DC-based blog dedicated to literary and poetic works. That is a hefty question, so rather than respond with a quick and simple answer, I responded with an entire guest blog post.


A good story is a good story, regardless of genre. However, I did find my approach in developing and writing The Color of Jadeite to be different because of the amount of plotting, number of characters with their individual situations, and the logistics of getting them from one setting to another.


Learn more about the writing and plotting of The Color of Jadeite by reading my guest blog post published by Savvy Verse and Wit.




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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Give the Gift of Jadeite This Holiday Season

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Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Wordgathering Features "She’s Gone"

Wordgathering: A Journal of Disability Poetry and Literature (ISSN: 2690-7089) is a digital, Open Access, quarterly journal of disability poetry, literature, and the arts. The journal features the work of people with disabilities as well as work that relates to disabilities.


Wordgathering has published my story, “She’s Gone,” in their latest issue. “She’s Gone” is an excerpt and stand-alone story from Tracks: A Novel in Stories. It follows Hubert, a mentally challenged man who takes the train from Baltimore to Chicago as he adjusts to life without his life-long caretaker after his mother’s passing.


You can find this and other stories in the latest issue at the link below.



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Friday, December 04, 2020

LLNB: A Noir Novel Packed with Fast Action, Riveting Characters, and a Sense of Purpose

The popular literary blog, Late Last Night Books, published an interview with me about the development and writing of The Color of Jadeite. The article, “Making a Thoughtful Detective Story—An Interview with Eric D. Goodman,” covers questions about setting, history, culture, diverse characters, research, where ideas come from, and the writing process. We also get into specifics about my first adventure thriller and the places I visited to get the details right, and why fiction matters.


Here is part of Sally Whitney’s setup for the interview: Think of Detective Sam Spade. Or Mike Hammer. Then put him in a beautiful location with fascinating history and culture and give him a soul that’s open to change. Author Eric D. Goodman takes this combination and stirs it up with a mystery that hinges on clever hidden clues and long-held secrets. The result is The Color of Jadeite, a noir novel that’s packed with fast action, riveting characters, and a sense of purpose.


Check out the full interview at Late Last Night Books.




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Wednesday, December 02, 2020

One Special Whale


My friend from high school, and a fellow writer, has released a children’s book about a special whale who is different from friends and other whales. As editor, I had a hand in helping to fine-tune some of the book’s verses. With original illustrations by Biljana Banchotova, Humphrey the Humpback Whale makes an excellent gift for any child interested in whales, sea life, reading, autism, or being different.


Kristin Carter-Groulx said she was inspired, in part, by my own children’s book, Flightless Goose. If you and your children or grandchildren enjoyed Flightless Goose, I recommend Humphrey the Humpback Whale.


Learn more about it at 

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