Alan Goldsher

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Name: Alan Goldsher

Pen Name: A.M. Goldsher

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction




Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

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,,, and 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.

Published Works

  • 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

ISBN: 0307717011
Release Date: 2011-07-12

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Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read

ISBN: 0312356013
Release Date: 2006-11-14

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Hard Bop Academy

ISBN: 0634037935
Release Date: 2002-09-12

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The True Naomi Story

ISBN: 0755339924
Release Date: 2008-01-10

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Alan Goldsher on WorldCat

Alan Goldsher on Amazon


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