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Eric D. Goodman

Agent: The Doris S. Michaels Literary Agency, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland, United States


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Eric D. Goodman is an American writer of literary fiction, commercial fiction, childrens literature, and non-fiction. He has been writing since a grade-school story assignment turned him on to the craft more than a quarter century ago.

Eric is the author of TRACKS, a novel in stories (Atticus Books, June 2011). TRACK is set on a train traveling from Baltimore to Chicago. Each chapter is the individual story of a passenger on the train, but the stories link together and show how even strangers on a train can touch one another. Hop aboard at

Eric regularly reads his fiction on Baltimore’s NPR station, WYPR, and at book festivals and literary events. His work has appeared in a number of publications,including The Baltimore Review, The Pedestal Magazine, WritersWeekly, The Potomac, Grub Street, Scribble Magazine, Potomac Review, The Arabesques Review, Four-Cornered Universe, JMWW, Barrelhouse, Slow Trains, and New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers. Eric is the author of Flightless Goose, a storybook for children (

Learn more about Eric D. Goodman and his writing at is literary blog,, or at

Interests: Writing, Editing, Reading, Travel, Movies, Music, long evenings of good food, drink and conversation, and spending time with friends and family.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • High Five: Five Favorite Johns
  • "The Stein" on NPR
  • Freedom
  • "Cicadas" in print
  • Prewitt's Plans
  • "The Silences" on NPR
  • Well-Laid Plans
  • Di Did Die (But So Did I)
  • TRACKS (excerpt)
  • Eric D. Goodman on Getting Published
  • "One Last Hit"
  • Futures
  • "Futures" on NPR
  • Zombie is the New Vampire
  • Freedom (Part 12)
  • A Good Beer Needs a Good Stein
  • Small Places
  • Chemistry
  • Little B & O
  • TrackNovel
  • CLICK!
  • Soon to be Famous First Lines
  • "Cicadas" on NPR
  • WOMB
  • The Silences
  • "Prewitt's Plans" on NPR
  • Nonfiction

  • Keep Your Writing on Track
  • Maryland Writers
  • Writeful
  • Guest column in Baltimore Sun's Read Street
  • Give Thanks for Your Writing
  • Book Fest Gives Writers Public Voice
  • Paneling Made Easy
  • Aim Off Target
  • Lit Bit
  • Surprise Pilgrimage
  • Reading Your Work Aloud
  • I Love Drinking
  • From Hermit to Hero
  • The Literary Life
  • Vodka in the Sun: One Russian Summer
  • Go Back to School to Sell Your Story
  • Stripping Change
  • Poetry

  • Submission to a Student Magazine (from a writer who's burning out)
  • Children's Literature

  • Ideas in Writing: Kid's Club
  • Flightless Goose Runs Into Bookstores
  • Soar with These Geese
  • Flightless Goose
  • Flightless Goose Featured in Baltimore Gift Guide
  • Flightless Goose in Pen In Hand
  • Gilbert Has Lessons To Teach
  • Flightless Goose: An Interview with Eric & Nataliya Goodman
  • The Potomac Reviews Flightless Goose
  • Children's Book Deals With Differences, Disability, Positivity
  • ACREAGE Holiday Gift Guide
  • Los Angeles Times Mentions Flightless Goose
  • Sucessful School Event Lauded in newsletters
  • Flightless Goose Teaches Lessons About Safety
  • Ideas in Writing: Kids Club
  • Other

  • Eric on the Literary Scene
  • York Emporium: An Interview with Eric D. Goodman
  • Interview on Loyola University TV
  • Loyola University TV Interview 2
  • Digital Review: An Interview with Eric D. Goodman