Russian Around

I had the honor of reading at an event yesterday for the launch of Olga Zilberbourg’s book of short stories published in Moscow. As the topic was Russian-American literature, I spoke about and read from my book, “Vanya Says, ‘Go!'” because it was originally written in Russian and I retold it in English. The feedback was quite positive (although no one bought any books), and one of the other authors gave me some motivation to continue this new genre I seem to have created. The other readers read from their own works or favorites. A great afternoon!

Vanya’s Second (and final) Blog Tour Week

vanya-front-cover-4For the week of January 30 through February 3, Vanya visited the following blogs:

L.M.Brown:
https://lmbrownauthor.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/vanya-says-go-a-retelling-of-mikhail-kuzmins-wings/

A.L. Boyd:
https://alboyd9.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/blog-tour-vanya-says-go-by-wayne-goodman.html

Lexiander:
http://lexiander.blogspot.com/2017/01/interview-wayne-goodman-with-vanya-says.html

Prism Book Alliance:
http://www.prismbookalliance.com/2017/02/wayne-goodman-on-vanya-says-go-a-retelling-of-mikhail-kuzmins-wings-exclusive-excerpt-rafflecopter-giveaway/

Anne Barwell:
http://anne-barwell.livejournal.com/221216.html

and Moon Angel:
http://moonangel23.blogspot.com/2017/02/spotlight-excerpt-giveaway-vanya-says-go.html

A book giveaway has been offered. As soon as I know more, I will post the details.

The Blog Tour Begins!

vanya-front-cover-4I have enlisted the services of Embrace the Rainbow, a woman in London who promotes LGBTQ books on various book blogs. The run is from January 23 through February 3.

So far, the listing has appeared on:

The Novel Approach: http://www.thenovelapproachreviews.com/guest-post-excerpt-and-giveaway-vanya-says-go-by-wayne-goodman/

MMBookEscape:
https://mmbookescape.com/blog-kathy-mac-reviews/2017/1/23/blogtour-vanya-says-go-by-wayne-goodman-with-exclusive-excerpt-giveaway

Bayou Book Junkie:
http://bayoubookjunkie.blogspot.com/2017/01/blog-tour-vanya-says-go-by-wayne.html

Kirsty Loves Books:
https://kirstylovesbooks.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/tour-vanya-says-go-by-wayne-goodman/

My Fiction Nook:
http://www.myfictionnook.com/2017/01/blogtour-vanya-says-go-by-wayne-goodman.html

Addison Albright’s Stories that Make You Smile:
In the Spotlight! Vanya Says, “Go!” by Wayne Goodman

The Kimi Chan Experience:
http://kimichanexperience.com/vanya-says-go-wayne-goodman-blog-tour-excerpt-giveaway/

Because Two Men Are Better than One:
BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: Vanya Says “Go!” by Wayne Goodman

and the Triple A Book Blog
https://www.facebook.com/TripleABookBlog/

More to follow!

It’s official! “Vanya Says, ‘Go!'” launched

Last night, at Dog Eared Books Castro, we had the official launch of my latest book, “Vanya Says, ‘Go!’.”

 wbg2016In 1906, Mikhail Kuzmin published “Wings,” the first book in Russian to discuss same-sex relationships in a positive light. With “Vanya Says, ‘Go!,'” Wayne Goodman retells the story from the perspective of the young man at the heart of the tale. The original work contained only three sections, but a fourth has been added to round out the story and provide some closure.