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Winter Begins, A Book Tour Ends

Events surrounding “Midnight Rambles” kept this writer busy and content throughout December.

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Initial Rambles: A Writer Emerges

A heady few weeks of appearances and events followed the publication of “Midnight Rambles: H. P. Lovecraft in Gotham.”

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Pub Day & Launch Party

The pub day for “Midnight Rambles: H. P. Lovecraft in Gotham” has arrived, and events are on the calendar.

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Meeting Halloween Readers

This author’s spooky season promises to be fun and hectic with events dedicated to both H. P. Lovecraft and horror.

H. P. Lovecraft in front of Brooklyn Museum

Autumn Writings & Events

This autumn arrives with writings and events anticipating my new biography on H. P. Lovecraft and New York City.

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Nearing “Midnight Rambles”

Although Midnight Rambles: H. P. Lovecraft in Gotham won’t hit bookstore shelves until this November 7, 2023, my book recently enjoyed a banner week. Publishers Weekly published a stellar review, noting that “Goodwin builds his scrupulous account on a thorough reading of Lovecraft’s letters and diaries, and the unsparing portrait that emerges, while unflattering, offers…

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The Empty Chair

This past spring, I traveled to London for the very first time. I approached the trip not as a getaway or a vacation but as a pilgrimage to the epicenter of the English-speaking world. For a writer and a humanist such as myself, London represents literature, art, history, architecture, and learning—the foundation of my creative…

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Midnight Rambles: H. P. Lovecraft in Gotham

After months of hints, whispers, and allusions, I am honored to announce the release date of my second book. “Midnight Rambles: H. P. Lovecraft in Gotham” will hit bookstore shelves on September 5, 2023!

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A Holiday Retreat

In the coming weeks, I hope to find myself immersed in a final push to complete a revised draft of my book manuscript. Since this will consume all my free hours and creative energy, I’ll be stepping away from the blog for a period. (Admittedly, it has been rather sleepy here during the past year.)

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H. P. Lovecraft and the Winter Blues

Weird fiction author H. P. Lovecraft moved to New York City to marry the stylish milliner Sonia H. Greene and chase after the writer’s life in March 1924. Greene rented a spacious apartment (four rooms!) in the fashionable Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush. Lovecraft fancied himself landing a plum writing or editorial position. By January 1925,…