Lit Bit: Pat Valdata—Entertaining and Thought-Provoking

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Today’s Tracks endorsement comes from poet and novelist Pat Valdata.

“Who doesn’t love a train ride? And what a ride you’ll get with Eric D. Goodman’s Tracks. Hand your ticket to the conductor, join the other passengers in the lounge car, and listen to their stories as the landscape speeds by. You’ll enjoy meeting each of these characters, sharing their fears, their desires and their dreams, in this entertaining and thought-provoking novel-in-stories.”

~Pat Valdata,

author of Inherent Vice and

The Other Sister

Learn more about Pat Valdata and her books at


Eric D. Goodman, Books Correspondent

Eric’s column, Lit Bit, is published every week to Gather Essentials: Books.  Featuring bits on writing, writers, books, and literature, Lit Bit will fulfill your literary longings.

Eric’s novel in stories, Tracks, is being published by Atticus Books June 30, 2011. You can pre-order it now.

Eric is a full-time writer and editor.  His work has appeared in a number of periodicals, including The Washington Post, The Baltimore Review, Writers Weekly, The Arabesques Review, The Pedestal Magazine, The Potomac, JMWW, Freshly Squeezed, Scribble, Slow Trains, Whatever Literary Journal, Smile Hon You’re In Baltimore, Read Street, On Stage Magazine, Four-Cornered Universe, To Be Read Aloud, Neck of My Guitar, Travel Insights, Coloquio, and New Lines from the Old Line State: An Anthology of Maryland Writers.

Learn about Eric’s full-color, hardcover childrens’ book Flightless Goose.

Keep up with Eric’s Lit Bits by joining his Gather network. You can also find Eric on Facebook, Twitter, and at his literary blog, Writeful.

Listen to Eric read the following stories on The Signal, a program on the Baltimore-DC NPR station, WYPR:

The Stein

Prewitt’s Plans

The Silences

One Last Hit


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I'm a focused, hard-working writer and editor who enjoys spending time with friends, family, writers, and books.

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