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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

WOMB Author Featured at BookExpo America

The 2009 BookExpo America hits New York City this weekend — the largest and most important book event in North America. And WOMB author Eric D. Goodman will be there!

Eric & Nataliya Goodman, author and illustrator, will be giving away copies of their new hardcover, full-color story book for children, Flightless Goose, at the big event. Other authors doing the same at BookExpo America include Julie Andrews, Joyce Carol Oates, Nicholas Sparks, Omar Tyree, Dave Barry, R. L. Stine, Craig Ferguson, Jan Brett, Berkeley Breathed, Julianne Moore, Kathy Lee Gifford, Emeril Lagasse, Mary Higgins Clark, Carol Higgins Clark, Ridley Pearson, George Pelecanos, Robert McNeely, Paul F. Wilson, Tim Wendell, Kwame Alexander, M. J. Rose, Lizzie Skurnick, Meg Cabot, Lev Grossman and Chuck Klosterman.

Join these authors and thousands of attendees at the new and reformatted BookExpo America — the premier event for the North American publishing industry.

This year, you'll benefit from quality over quantity, seeing and learning exactly what you need to survive today's changing industry and challenging economy. Meet 500+ authors and discover hundreds of new titles on a Show floor bristling with 1,500 exhibitors (check out BEA Exhibitor Show Specials) and featuring the NEW Downtown Stage and Uptown Stage and the ever popular BEA Autographing Area. Learn the trends during 60+ focused sessions at the NEW "Big Ideas at BEA" Conference and don’t miss this year’s Global Market Forum: Books & Publishing in the Arab World. Experience the buzz of the book business at dynamic Special Events (buy your Special Events Tickets now). Conduct rights business at the largest North American International Rights Center. And enjoy NEW Show floor amenities such as more seating and places to eat. All of this, plus all of New York City — the publishing capital of the world.

Flightless Goose will be featured in the autographing area on Friday. See the full schedule of Friday’s autographing authors at this link.

And learn more about Book Expo America — including how to register and attend — at the BEA website.


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

WOMB Author Featured at Maryland Writers Conference

This weekend is the 21st Annual Maryland Writers’ Conference. There’s a full list of sessions and speakers. One of the featured sessions is called From Quill To Flightless Goose: Making a Childrens’ Book Soar, presented Eric D. Goodman, author of WOMB and Flightless Goose.

Here’s how the Maryland Writers’ Conference program describes it:

“In this session, Children's author and public relations expert Eric D. Goodman will share his experiences from first lines to final publication. Drawing on his experience, he will talk about the long and winding road to publication, and the bumpy path beyond it to successful sales. Learn about writer-publisher relations, writer-illustrator relations and about working on a children's book as a husband-wife team. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask your own burning questions about the challenges and rewards of being a published children's author.

“Eric D. Goodman is a full-time writer and editor. National Public Radio's WYPR called him "a regular on the Baltimore literary scene." His work has been published in The Washington Post, Baltimore Review, Writers Weekly, The Potomac, Slow Trains, Freshly Squeezed, JMWW, Grub Street, and New Lines from the Old Line State. His children's book, Flightless Goose, is available in bookstores, at Amazon, and at www.RunGoose.com. Eric is also the Public Relations Director for MWA and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, and makes his living as a PR writer. You can learn more about Eric's creative writing or contact him at http://www.writeful.blogspot.com/.”

Visit www.marylandwriters.org/conferences-2009list.html for more about this session, and a full list of all the sessions, speakers, agents, and editors at this year’s Maryland Writers’ Conference.