Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year from the Goodmans and the Goose

It has been an exciting 2008. Over the past year, one of the most exciting things to happen to author and artist Eric and Nataliya Goodman (not to mention Gilbert the Flightless Goose) has been the great reception for the new children's book, Flightless Goose.

Expect to see a lot of new reviews and coverage in 2009.

To see some of the goose coverage so far, just scroll down and look at the short entries and links below.

Here’s to a fine 2009 for people and geese everywhere!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays from the Goodmans and the Goose

Today is Christmas Eve. Gilbert, the Flightless Goose, and the Goodmans would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season.

Please remember that this is the time of year to eat turkey, not goose. Put another way, remember to make your goose printed, not roasted.

If you'd like to spend a moment with Gilbert the Flightless Goose over the holidays, you're welcome at anytime.

Season's greetings!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Have you heard the latest about Flightless Goose? An article about the children’s book was published in The Hearing Review —The Hearing Industry Resource.

The article is entitled “Children’s Book Deals With Differences, Disability, Positivity.”

In the article, The Hearing Review said that Flightless Goose “deals with disability and aims to promote tolerance and build self-esteem.”

See the story for yourself at the link below.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Auto Industry On Board With Goose

The U.S, automotive industry may be going through a rough time right now, but they've given Flightless Goose a lift.

Automotive Industries Magazine is the world's oldest magazine to cover the automotive industry. In the most recent issue of the print and online versions of the magazine, they've confirmed that Flightless Goose is a hit.

Automotive Industries Magazine's article focuses on the book's subtle lessons on road safety. In Flightless Goose, the main character, Gilbert, falls into the street and is hit by a moving car. The auto accident renders him unable to fly. The life-altering accident could have been prevented had Gilbert been more careful when playing near the road, or had the driver been more cautious when driving near a residential and play area.

The article stated, "Flightless Goose teaches important lessons to children about automotive safety, being watchful of play areas, how to deal with accidents and disabilities when they happen, how to focus on positive strengths, and how to treat others with dignity and respect, despite how different they may be."

As Towson Times recently noted, "Gilbert has lessons to teach." Not only lessons about how to focus on positive strengths and how to cope with difficulties, but even lessons about road safety.
Take a look at the story, "Flightless Goose Teaches Lesson About Safety" in the last issue of Automotive Industries Magazine at the link below.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Flightless Goose Aims Off Target

Flightless Goose author Eric D. Goodman’s story, “Aim Off Target,” has been published as the feature article in this week’s issue of Writers Weekly. More people read Writers Weekly than any other freelance writing ezine in the world!

In the story, Goodman shares his tips and experience in marketing Flightless Goose. He explains that although you still want to use your laser to target obvious media choices (like book reviewers and subject area editors), you should also consider aiming your shotgun at less obvious places.

Read his article about marketing Flightless Goose at the link below.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Towson Times Says Goose has Lessons to Teach

From the Baltimore Messenger to the Baltimore Sun, the Los Angeles Times to the Towson Times, Flightless Goose is getting good ink!

The story, “Gilbert has lessons to teach—Real-life incident inspired Rodgers Forge couple to produce book,” was written by the Towson Times editor, Loni Ingraham. It got a full-page with a nice-sized illustration of the cover, as well as the top front-page blurb.

“Gilbert, the 'Flightless Goose,' lives on, thanks to a Rodgers Forge couple who have immortalized him in a full-color, hardcover children's book,” wrote Ingrahm. “The story behind the story is overcoming challenges …”

Missed the printed issue? Take a look at the online version at the link below.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

LA Times Mentions Flightless Goose

This week, the Los Angeles Times featured Flightless Goose in the business section.

When a reader asked LA Times business columnist Karen E. Klein a question about how to go about getting a children’s book published, she turned to Flightless Goose author Eric D. Goodman for advice. Eric is quoted in first section of the column.

In fact, the first paragraph of the answer even includes Flightless Goose and the website. The column appeared in the print and online version of the LA Times.

Here is the front page of this week’s LA Times business section, where you can see the headline “Tips for getting your book published.”

Here’s the direct link to Karen E. Klein’s column, which quotes Eric and mentions Flightless Goose and the RunGoose website.,0,5330406.story

Monday, December 1, 2008

Flightless Goose Shops at ACREAGE

Its official: The Macy’s Thanksgiving’s Day Parade has ended, the Festival of Trees is over, and the holiday shopping season has begun!

The Flightless Goose reading at the Festival of Trees (the largest family festival on the east coast with more than 500 theme-decorated trees) was a success. Eric & Nataliya Goodman presented the book to three different audiences during the allotted hour. Nicole, their daughter, even took the stage and read it to one of the audiences – her public reading debut!

Looking for some holiday gift ideas? Why not peruse the “ACREAGE Holiday Gift Ideas” guide? If you don’t have a printed copy, see the online PDF version at the link below. Pay special attention to the page 2-3 spread. Flightless Goose is the ACREAGE centerfold!

Start your holiday shopping now!