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Name:  Alan Goldsher  

Pen Name: A.M. Goldsher

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction



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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.

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