Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Big News: Goose Contract Signed!

There's big news at the publishing pond! Author Eric D. Goodman and artist Nataliya A. Goodman have singed a publishing contract for their illustrated childrens’ book, The Flightless Goose!

The book will be published by Writers’ Lair Books and is due out this fall.

The picture book, which tells the story of a goose who must cope with a disability and learn to focus on other strengths, has been a long time swimming. Based on the true story of a Canadian goose living on a pond in a neighborhood they once lived in, Eric wrote the story nearly ten years ago. Over the next few years, his wife Nataliya illustrated the book with her beautiful watercolors, bringing the characters to life.

Then came the grueling part—finding a publisher. Over the years, Eric and Nataliya submitted their book to dozens of publishers and agents. Some responses were form rejection letters, others were complimentary, but ultimately passed on the project.

When the CEO of Writers’ Lair Books took a look at the book, she knew she wanted to publish it. She issued a contract, which Eric and Nataliya signed.

So, after years of wading in the water, The Flightless Goose is about to take flight. Look for it online and in bookstores summer 2008!

And be sure to stay tuned for news about the publication date, special pre-publication offers, the release party, and events in the area and around the country!

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