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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We’re thankful Flightless Goose, the new children's book by WOMB author Eric D. Goodman, has been getting a lot of attention lately. There have been well more than a hundred requests for review copies from the press! Not to mention some of the places Flightless Goose has already been featured.

The latest feature appeared on the front page of this week’s Baltimore Messenger. The book’s cover is featured on the front page, along with the story, “Grounded ‘Goose’ Walks away winner” by Loni Ingraham.

The Baltimore Messenger is delivered to about 50,000 readers in the communities of Roland Park, Mt. Washington, Homeland, Guilford, and Hamden.

See the front page of the Baltimore Messenger, with the Grounded Goose and headline, at the link below.

Or go directly to the full story here.

And Gilbert, the flightless goose, would like us to remind you: eat turkey, not goose, for a happy Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

WOMB Author Featured at Festival of Trees

WOMB Author Eric D. Goodman will present his new childrens' book, Flightless Goose, at this year’s Festival of Trees at the Maryland State Fairgrounds — the east cost’s largest family-oriented festival, and the unofficial kickoff to the holiday season!

Author and artist Eric & Nataliya Goodman will share the new book with children and their families at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 29. Look for them in the Cozy Corner.

“If Santa had a theme park, this would be it,” boasts the website about the Festival of Trees — a three-day extravaganza of fairyland forests, gingerbread towns and toy train gardens, complimented by over 100 craft boutiques, holiday goodies and activities for kids of all ages. Not to mention a special line-up of entertainment for the whole family — including this premiere presentation of Flightless Goose.

Kennedy Kreiger Institute's Festival of Trees was established in 1990 as a fundraiser to benefit children with neurological disorders served by the Institute. This festival is the largest fundraising event of the year and the largest holiday-themed event in Mid-Atlantic region. Festival of Trees includes more than 500 beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses designed by local artists, businesses and community groups, plus holiday crafts shopping, amazing items up for grabs at the silent auction, hourly live entertainment and, of course, Santa!

The 19th annual Festival of Trees takes place November 28 to 30 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

The festival benefits the more than 13,000 children with disorders of the brain and spinal cord served by Kennedy Krieger each year, raising funds for patient care, education and research. Since its inception, Festival of Trees has raised over $10 million to support these important programs.You can print a $2 off coupon to bring with you to the event. Just go to the online forest!


For more about the Flightless Goose reading and other fun events, visit the festival’s entertainment page.


To learn more about Flightless Goose, the new childrens’ book by Eric & Nataliya Goodman, visit the online pond.


Monday, November 10, 2008

WOMB Author in Two Readings This Week

When it comes to the literary arts in the Baltimore area, it seems there are always a number of events going on. This week is a perfect example. WOMB author Eric D. Goodman is participating in two exciting literary readings this week.

This Thursday, November 13, at 8 p.m. is the next Speak Freely event at Studio 221. Eric D. Goodman will be one of the featured readers, joined by Ron Williams, Christine Stewart, and Fernando Quijano III, among others. There will be an open mic session, and refreshments. The event takes place at 221 W. Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

This Saturday, November 15, Eric D. Goodman will be one of the featured readers at a Constellation Books presentation of New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers. Other featured readers include Lauren Beth Eisenberg, Scott E. Frias, Sally Whitney, Frank S. Joseph, Mary Stojak, and Laura Shovan. The event takes place from 3 to 5 p.m. at Constellation Books, 303 Main Street in Reisterstown, www.constellationbooks.com.

Come to one, come to all, and enjoy all that Baltimore’s active literary scene has to offer.

Monday, November 03, 2008

GottaWriteGirl Interviews WOMB Author

Today, GottaWriteGirl features an interview with WOMB author Eric D. Goodman, "Don’t Duck This Goose," at her popular blog with a focus on childrens’ literature: GottaWriteGirl: Adventures in Children’s Literature.

About a month ago, GottaWriteGirl interviewed the esteemed, Newberry-winning Katherine Paterson, author of Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved.

Check out both interviews at www.GottaWriteGirl.blogspot.com. For Eric's interview, you can even participate in a discussion at the end of the post. Just visit www.GottaWriteGirl.blogspot.com.