"Leo is magnificent—a little lion with a big roar. You have talent for spinning a good yarn. I love the word play and mix of comedy and commentary of what’s best and worst in us. You are correct that this will appeal to a niche audience—it’s much too sapient to appeal to the romance novel crowd. 

I experienced reading this in an unusual way for me. Unlike other novels I envisioned the action as if it were a play. Perhaps that’s due to the richness of the dialogue and your gift for setting a precise setting and enabling the reader to see the characters in both a physical and inner personal way. Once published, I could see this being adapted into a Broadway play. You have a unique writing voice that should set your work on a pedestal."

J. Richard Gentry 

   “All of them display wonderful craft and care. The play of language and imagery is smooth and pleasing. …Jeffrey Goodman’s poems are well worth reading.”   ” John Sledge, “Local Poet’s Passion Shines in New Volume,” Mobile Register Sunday  Books

 “The sustained beauty of Goodman’s poetical language…. Certainly to read Goodman’s poetry is to read some of the finest crafted poetry of today that will, no doubt, endure.” Ralph Hammond, “The Poetry of Jeffrey Goodman, First Draft

Five distinguished novels

Letter From Africa


At thirty-one, an American diplomat faces a career crisis, power politics, voodoo, the jungle and questions of love.



A precocious three-and-a-half year old tries to adjust to living with his Bohemian parents and their exotic friend, while trying to figure out what life and language are about.

Maine Territory


Fifty-five, Jewish, Harry Kohen lives a mundane, unsatisfactory life in Boston, and a romantic, exhilarating, self-affirming life in Maine as a gentile.

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