September, 2014

Washashore is the winner of the 2014 Green Earth Book Award for Young Adult Fiction! Read more here.

May, 2014

Washashore is a finalist for the Ohioana Book Award in the Juvenile Literature category! And the other nominees are, well, humbling. I’m proud to be included! Here’s the announcement.

April, 2014:

Washashore has been named to the shortlist for the 2014 Green Earth Book Award in the Young Adult category! Woohoo! Read all about it here.

March, 2014:

Happy to have some school visits on the calendar this month. On March 5th and 6th I will be doing writing workshop with high school students in Columbus’s MOSAIC program. March 11, I’ll be visiting with 6th graders in Eric Acton’s class at Cassingham Elementary in Bexley; they’ve been reading WASHASHORE. The same day, I will have the chance to visit with Julie Horger’s Creative Writing students at Bexley High School. I’m looking forward to all of these interactions!

February, 2014:

Upcoming event! February 20, Capital University’s Kerns Religious Life Center, 12:30 p.m.











January, 2014:

Teacher guides!

Lucky Marble Books has published an awesome classroom guide for WASHASHORE, with inserts that align with Common Core Standards for grades 5-8. You can download them here!


November, 2013:

WASHASHORE is an ebook! For Kindle, Kobo or Nook.


October, 2013

WASHASHORE is now available on Amazon! Order your copy here.

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It’s also available as an e-book, for Kindle, Kobo and Nook.

And you can find WASHASHORE at a few select bookstores.

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Here it is on the counter at Edgartown Books . . .



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And in the window at Bunch of Grapes Books in Vineyard Haven! (And in excellent company, I might add.)








And now, for my local friends, it’s on sale at the Bexley Coffee Shop, where the coffee and the vibe are excellent, and the wifi is free.





Advance Praise for WASHASHORE:

“A love story surrounded by this beautiful island – Martha’s Vineyard – with its fragile shores and enduring birds. A tender-hearted story that calls out to save what we love so much.”Carly Simon, author and singer-songwriter

“An adventure story in every sense of the word—the adventure, especially, of coming of age on an aging planet.”—Bill McKibben, founder, and author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy.

“A quiet story, driven by subtle conflicts, about a teenager’s discovery of herself and the natural world surrounding her, where life, love, and loss mingle. The prose brings to life the era of the 1970s, but Goldsmith’s themes are timeless and will resonate with teens and adults alike.”—Lisa Klein, award-winning author of Ophelia, Lady Macbeth’s Daughter, and Cate of the Lost Colony