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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Get Your Goose Now!

WOMB author Eric D. Goodman invites you to Get your copy of Flightless Goose now.

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

Flightless Goose is written by Eric D. Goodman and illustrated by Nataliya A. 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.

For every book purchased, one dollar will be donated to The Pajama Project to help provide warm pajamas and nurturing books to underprivileged children.

Flightless Goose will be available in book stores and at Amazon.com, but to get the discount and help the Pajama Project, order now at http://www.writerslairbooks.com/goodman1.html.

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

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

WOMB Author Not Afraid to Get Wet

Did last weekend’s rain put a damper on the literary festivities? Not really.

The National Book Festival, which usually boasts about 100,000 visitors, actually topped 120,000 despite the puddle-pocked walkways along the National Mall and the overcast skies that drizzled on readers and writers.

Readers flocked to meet such authors as Salman Rushdie, Neil Gaiman, Bob Schieffer, David Shannon, Dionne Warwick, Andrea Davis Pickney, Charles S. Smith Jr., Geraldine Brooks, Peter Robinson, Warren Brown, Cokie Roberts, Kimberly Dozier, Arthur & Pauline Frommer, Dan Chiasson and Jill Allyn Rosser. Children enjoyed new books by authors like Laura and Jenna Bush, Tiki Barber, and R.L. Stein.

Children also noticed special decorations along the walkways on all the lamp posts: free magnets announcing Flightless Goose and the book’s website, www.RunGoose.com. Flightless Goose, the new book for children by WOMB author Eric D. Goodman, was also represented with fliers, magnets, and gift bags, at the big event in Baltimore. It's being released on November 1 by Writer's Lair Books.

And how about the Mid Atlantic regions most important celebration of the literary arts—the Baltimore Book Festival? The “typhoon” may have kept some of the fainter souls away, but it only whet the appetites of die-hard literary buffs. Thousands of people gathered around the original Washington Monument to celebrate books and all things literary.

Headliners included such authors as Walter Mosley, T.D. Jakes, Madison Smartt Bell, Rafael Alvarez, Michael Kimball, Jen Michalski, and even Mark Twain. (That last one may have been an imposter). Tim Wendell read from his novel Red Rain and conducted a writing workshop. As in past years, the CityLit tent was a hot spot. That’s where there was a reading of the Freshly Squeezed anthology on Saturday (which features Goodman's story “One Last Hit” from TRACKS, a novel in stories) and a reading from New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers on Sunday (which features Goodman's story “Cicadas.”)

More readings and events featuring Eric D. Goodman -- for WOMB, TRACKS and Flightless Goose -- are coming soon.