The author of four published novels, including In Days of Awe (Alfred A. Knopf) and Child of my Right Hand (Sourcebooks). His fifth novel, Twelfth and Race, will be published in March 2012. Goodman also published ore than 150 essays and articles, with work appearing in the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, GQ, Travel & Leisure, Saveur, and several anthologies. He is a principal lyricist for the Kevin Kane Band. For the past decade, Goodman has directed the undergraduate and graduate creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.