Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Goose Author Featured at Baltimore Book Festival

Flightless Goose author Eric D. Goodman will read from his fiction at the Baltimore book Festival - the mid-Atlantic's largest celebration of the literary arts.

He’ll be reading his short story “Cicadas” which starts off the book New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers. The anthology features fiction, poetry, and nonfiction by 29 Maryland authors.

The New Lines reading will close out the Baltimore Book Festival's CityLit tent on Sunday, September 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. Goodman and other authors will be on hand to autograph the anthologies.

This is Goodman’s third year in a row as a featured author at the Baltimore Book Festival. While you're there, be sure to check out all of the books and activities for children and families!

Can't make the big event this year? You can ask for New Lines from the Old Line State at your local book store. Or visit the Maryland Writers' Association's online book shop at

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Flightless Goose To Be Released

Flightless Goose has an official release date!

On November 1, Writers’ Lair Books will release Flightless Goose as a full-color hardcover book. The 32-page book is available now at

Flightless Goose is written by Eric D. Goodman and illustrated by his wife, Nataliya Goodman.

In the book, the flightless goose must learn to tolerate teasing and the challenges of being different. He is even left behind as the geese fly south for the winter. In the end, the flightless goose develops a talent no other goose has, and that helps him save the day.

The publisher has announced that all pre-orders placed before November 1 will receive a 10 percent discount, and the copies will be autographed by both the author and the artist. The book will be available in book stores, but to get to discount, order now at

Visit to learn more about Flightless Goose.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

GOOSE Author on NPR Radio

This Friday, September 5, Eric D. Goodman, author of Flightless Goose, will read from his grown-up fiction on WYPR, Baltimore’s National Public Radio station.

The Signal will broadcast Eric's reading of “Cicadas.”

“Cicadas” is a work of fiction published in New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers. The anthology, as Editor Allyson E. Peltier put it, “features a rich collection of contemporary literature” from “stylistically and culturally diverse writers.”

“Cicadas” is about a man returning to Virginia to be in his friend’s wedding. Cicadas are everywhere. Stu compares love to cicadas -- excited and loud, then comfortable and quiet.

Tune in to Baltimore’s WYPR at 88.1 FM this Friday to hear Eric read from the anthology.

The Signal airs at 12 noon and 7 p.m. every Friday. His fiction will be featured on the programs of Friday, September 5 -- This Friday. Or, tune in online at

The folks at The Signal plan to invite Eric and his wife Nataliya to talk about their book Flightless Goose later this year.

Learn more about Baltimore’s NPR station, WYPR at their website.

Or learn more about The Signal here.