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Monday, July 1, 2019

Gavin Goode Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's an interesting cover for a piece of literary fiction. Along with the book info you'll find a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you'll have through 7/27 to enter. Good luck.

Gavin Goode
by David B. Seaburn
Genre: Literary Fiction 

I don’t know how, and I don’t know why, but I think I died today.”

So begins the complex and mysterious journey of Gavin Goode and his family. What happened to Gavin and why? What secrets will emerge along the way? Frankie, his wife and a dress store owner, feels guilty, but why? His son, Ryan, who owns an ice cream parlor, and daughter-in-law, Jenna, who is a bank manager, are expecting their first baby. How will this trauma affect them? And what of Rosemary, Frankie’s best friend? Or Ben Hillman and eleven year old, Christopher? How are they implicated in the events that unfold around Gavin’s misfortune?

This is a story of despair and hope, dreams and reality, uncertainty and faith,humor, secrecy, forgiveness and beginnings. As in his previous novels, David B. Seaburn demonstrates his in-depth understanding of the human experience and his storytelling mastery.
In 2010 I retired after having been the director of a public school based free family counseling center. 


Prior to that I was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center for almost twenty years. During my tenure there I taught in a Family Medicine Residency Program, practiced Medical Family Therapy and was the Director of a Family Therapy Training Program.

In addition to this I am a retired Presbyterian minister, having graduated from seminary (Boston University) in 1975. I served a church full-time from 1975-1981 before entering the mental health field permanently. I am married; we have two adult daughters and two wonderful granddaughters.

My educational background includes two master's degrees and a PhD. Most of my career was as an assistant professor of psychiatry and family medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. There I wrote two professional books and over 65 papers and book chapters. 

In addition to long fiction, I write personal essays, many of which have been published in the Psychotherapy Networker magazine. 

I also write a blog, "Going Out Not Knowing," for Psychology Today magazine (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/going-out-not-knowing).



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15 comments:

  1. The cover look interesting. I'd love to read this.

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    1. Hope you do. I think you'd like it.
      Dave Seaburn

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  2. The cover makes me want to read it!

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    1. Terrific! I think you'll like it.
      Dave Seaburn

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  3. I'm not sure about the cover, lol but...that kind of makes me want to read the book! :)

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    1. I'm glad the cover makes you want to read the book, Jan. I think you'd like it.
      Dave Seaburn

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  4. That is an interesting cover. Blurb was a bit hard to follow.

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  5. The cover is simple yet eye-catching.

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  6. Fun cover - very unique style. Seems fitting for the book.

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  7. The cover is very different from others.

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  8. The book cover is unusual but looks very interesting.

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    1. Thanks, Courtnie, I think you'd like this story.
      Dave Seaburn

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    1. Thanks, Leela, I think you'd enjoy the story. It's...different.
      Dave Seaburn

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