Pen Name: A.M. Goldsher
Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction
Author lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Alan Goldsher is a novelist, ghostwriter, journalist and bassist. He is the author of Paul is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion, Hard Bop Academy: The Sidemen of Art Blakey, Jazz Messengers, Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read, and the novel Jam. He co-wrote Midnight Movie with director Tobe Hooper - known for directing "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre".
Alan has also written chicklit as A.M. Goldsher. His chicklit novels The True Naomi Story, Reality Check and Today's Special, Marabout and No Ordinary Girl.
As a ghostwriter, Goldsher has collaborated on projects with comedians Bernie Mac and Fred Willard; actor Robert Englund, Ironman triathlete Sarah Reinertsen, and "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar, among other notable celebrities and public figures.
Alan's sportswriting has been published in ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, NBA.com, and ChicagoBulls.com. He also reviews books for Kirkus.
During his 10-plus years as a professional bassist, Goldsher recorded with Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and Naughty by Nature. He toured the world with Digable Planets and performed at the 1994 Grammy Awards.
- Midnight Movie: A Novel, Three Rivers Press, 2011 - written with Tobe Hooper
- Paul is Undead, Gallery, 2010
- In a Single Bound: Losing My Leg, Finding Myself, and Training for Life, Lyons Press, 2010 - written with Sarah Reinertsen
- Dancing to the Music in My Head: Memoirs of the People's Idol, Pocket, 2009 - written with Sanjaya Malakar
- Modest Mouse a Pretty Good Read, St. Martin's Griffin, 2006
- The Record Haus, Publish America, 2003
- Jam, Permanent Press, 2002
- Hard Bop Academy, Hal Leonard, 2002
- Written under the pen name AM Goldsher:
- No Ordinary Girl, Headline Book Publishing, 2011
- Today's Special, Headline Book Publishing, 2008
- The True Naomi Story, Headline Book Publishing, 2008
- Reality Check, Headline Book Publishing, 2008
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Midnight Movie: A Novel
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read
Release Date: 2006-11-14
Hard Bop Academy
Release Date: 2002-09-12
The True Naomi Story
Release Date: 2008-01-10
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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