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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

WOMB Author Featured at Baltimore Book Fest

WOMB 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.

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 www.marylandwriters.org/publications.html.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

WOMB Author Reads Fiction on NPR

It's been a few years since the last outbreak of Cicadas. But from all the recent buzz, it seems they've returned.

WOMB author Eric D. Goodman read his short story, "Cicadas," on National Public Radio's Baltimore station, WYPR, earlier this month. "Cicadas" opened up the weekly radio program, The Signal, NPR's "weekly tour through hidden corners of Maryland's cultural landscape." The program aired at 12 noon and again at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 5.

WYPR had this to say about the story: "Many a florid metaphor has been penned about the buzz of young romance, but Signal contributor Eric D. Goodman may be the first to compare it a seething horde of insects. He joins us with a skeptic's love story called Cicadas."

The "Cicadas" reading even infested the Baltimore Sun.

Not to mention the CityLit Project.

Missed the broadcast? Then find out what the buzz is about! Listen to NPR's pod cast of this "story about romance, cynicism and a wedding set against the otherworldly buzz of Horde X."

Or, go directly to the "Cicadacast" here.

Learn more about The Signal, and even see a picture of a Cicada, at their website.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Flightless Goose Released

Flightless Goose, the childrens’ book by WOMB author Eric D. Goodman, 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 www.RunGoose.com.

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 http://www.writerslairbooks.com/goodman1.html.

Visit www.RunGoose.com to learn more about Flightless Goose.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

WOMB Author Featured on NPR

This Friday, September 5, WOMB author Eric D. Goodman will read from his fiction on WYPR, Baltimore’s National Public Radio station. The Signal will broadcast Goodman'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 playboy returning to Virginia to be the best man in his friend’s wedding. Cicadas are everywhere. Stu believes his friend’s newfound romance is doomed to a cicada cycle — a brief buzz of excitement followed by years of monotony.

Tune in to Baltimore’s WYPR at 88.1 FM this Friday to hear Goodman 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 http://www.signalradio.org.

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

http://www.wypr.org/Or learn more about The Signal here.