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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Alan Goldsher  

Pen Name: A.M. Goldsher

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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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.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Midnight movie :
ISBN: 0307717011. OCLC Number:

Three Rivers Press,. New York :. ©2011.

A first novel by the director of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" traces his dramatic investigation into secrets from his past when a film he created at the age of fifteen is released and his audiences are subsequently victimized by fatal supernatural attacks.

Paul is undead :
ISBN: 1439177929. OCLC Number:

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Can the Beatles sublimate their hunger for gray matter, remain on top of the charts, and stay together for all eternity? After all, three of the Fab Four "are" zombies, and zombies live forever ...

In a single bound :
ISBN: 076276127X. OCLC Number:

GPP Life,. Guilford, Conn. :. ©2009.

Touching, funny, and honest, "In a Single Bound" is the story of how a feisty little girl from Long Island became one of the world's most famous disabled sports figures. More than a book on sports, this is a gripping memoir of inner strength and perseverance.

Dancing to the music in my head :
ISBN: 1439136149. OCLC Number:

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One of the most popular contestants ever to appear on American Idol gives his fans an all-access pass to the wildly popular television show, and opens up about how becoming an Idol star changed his life forever--From publisher description.

Modest Mouse :
ISBN: 0312356013. OCLC Number:

Thomas Dunne Books,. New York :. 2006.

Jam /
ISBN: 157962040X. OCLC Number:

Permanent Press,. Sag Harbor, NY :. ©2002.

James and Frank are friends who must deal with the sudden success of their Chicago jazz band.

Hard bop academy :
ISBN: 0634037935. OCLC Number:

Hal Leonard,. Milwaukee, WI :. ©2002.

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers was one of the most enduring, popular, reliable and vital small bands in modern jazz history.

No ordinary girl /
ISBN: 0755358589. OCLC Number:

Little Black Dress,. London :. 2010.

Abbey Bynum never asked for her strange superpowers; she was born with them and man, does she hate them. Only a few family members and her ex-fiance, the uptight government bureaucrat Murphy Napier, know her secret. But when supervillain Jon Carson appears on the scene under the guise of a brilliant new defence lawyer at her work, Abbey knows she must embrace her 'weird stuff' to have any chance of thwarting his plans for world domination. There's only one person who can assist her: Murphy. He's had a complete makeover since their split two years ago, but can he help Abbey triumph in her epic superbattle of good versus evil, winning back her trust and her heart in the process?

Today's special /
ISBN: 0755339967. OCLC Number:

Little Black Dress,. London :. 2008.

The true Naomi story /
ISBN: 0755339924. OCLC Number:

Little Black Dress,. London :. 2007.

A rock'n'roll romance about one girl's journey to stardom.

Reality check /
ISBN: 0755339940. OCLC Number:

Little Black Dress,. London :. 2008.

Bad-gal singer Jenn Bradford is living the dream. But when her latest album gets distinctly un-dreamy reviews she comes crashing down to earth. Jenn desperately needs a muse to get her music back on track. But who's going to inspire her? Zak, the music journo who's trailing her around town? Kevin, her no-good but so good-looking ex? Or Porter, her boringly clean-cut neighbour who so isn't into her kind of music?

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