Fans of Robert Goolrick (count us in) are eagerly awaiting the public response to his new book, Heading Out to Wonderful, (Workman/Algonquin Books; Highbridge AudioThorndike Large Print), which releases today.

USA Today‘s profile of the author explores his distinctive writing style, concise, yet sensuous, making you read with highlighter in hand. Goolrick says it is the result of his years in New York advertising, writing copy for products from Kohler faucets to Pantene, “It teaches you to cover a lot of information in a short space.” And, as Goolrick said during the ALTAFF “From Writer to Reader” panel at BEA, the writing is always in service to the plot. His Algonquin editor, Chuck Adams, said their goal was to create “a big book, but not a long book.”

Good news for fans; Goolrick is working on another novel, as well as a prequel to Heading out to Wonderful. A movie of his previous novel, A Reliable Wife, is in the works from Columbia Pictures.


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