Bio

Eric Goodman is a graduate of both Yale and Stanford University, where he received an M.A. in Creative Writing.

He has published five novels: Twelfth and Race, Child of My Right Hand, In Days of Awe, The First Time I Saw Jenny Hall, and High on the Energy Bridge.

In 2009, Eric returned to his rock and roll roots and resumed writing songs with Kevin Kane.  The lads—ha!—first worked together at Yale: Eric’s lyrics, Kevin’s music. That early collaboration culminated in The Good Fortune of Matthew Mann, a rock musical produced at Yale. Their current work has led to the Kevin Kane and the Grifters cd: Dangerous World, available wherever songs may be downloaded.

During his notorious Los Angeles years, Eric wrote episodic television scripts and feature-length screenplays, a practice he continues to this day. Other publications include short stories and more than 150 non-fiction pieces in national publications including Travel & Leisure, Saveur, Travel & Leisure Golf, GQ, Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Departures, Glamour, Life, and Buzz.

By day, Eric is a Professor of English and former director of the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.