Robert Goswitz

Represented by Jeanie Loiacono

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Robert Goswitz was born and raised in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, graduated from Milton College, and holds an MA in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He was drafted into the US Army in March of 1971 and served in Vietnam from September of 1971 to August of 1972, receiving the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star for his service. After the military, Robert was a special education teacher from 1974 until his retirement in 2007.

Goswitz is a Wisconsin writer whose novel excerpts have been published in O Dark Thirty Literary Magazine and The Military Writers Anthology for 2015. Another excerpt received Honorable Mention from the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction/ Essay Contest sponsored by Winning Writers “One of the Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers” The Dragon Soldier’s Good Fortune was his first novel. Robert Goswitz   Facebook

The Earth Shall Claim Your Bones is the prequel to Goswitz’s debut novel, The Dragon Soldier’s Good Fortune, published by Open Road Publishing.


The Dragon Soldier’s Good Fortune (release date Feb 13, 2024)

The Dragon Soldier’s Good Fortune is a story of luck and Devine protection in a most unusual form.

An ancient king of Vietnam commanded his subjects to cover their arms and thighs with dragon tattoos. The accepted belief of the time was that the Dragon Spirit protected farmers against evil spirits in their rice paddies.

In 1971, Private Ed Lansky seeks protection from a different form of evil, ‘Something’ to guide him through his year in country. Each time the war tries to kill him or burden him with guilt, the dragon appears, guarding and guiding him. A weight lifts from his soul as he discovers the power of the Dragon Spirit…his Warrior Shield.

Although this is a work of fiction, much of what happens comes directly from Goswitz’s personal accounts, making it ever so real in the mind’s eye of the reader. Commendable writing of a turbulent time in American and Vietnam history.


The Earth Shall Claim Your Bones (available for acquisition)

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The Earth Shall Claim Your Bones brings the social upheaval of the 1960s to north woods Wisconsin. Themes presented include religious intolerance, racial tension, and the generation gap based on his early years growing up in northern Wisconsin. It is the prequel to his Vietnam War novel, The Dragon Soldier’s Good Fortune.

The Earth Shall Claim Your Bones (available for acquisition)

Legends endure because of the truths they tell. In 1870, Bernadine Brunette saved her small north woods Wisconsin town from a forest fire with a prayer to The Blessed Virgin Mary. It was widely reported that the Virgin appeared and sent the fire away. The town became a pilgrimage destination and changed its name to Virgin’s Ridge. From that day forward the spiritual, social, and financial fortunes of its citizens depended on maintaining this legend.

Ninety-five years later, seventeen-year-old Ed Lansky discovers the legend is untrue. What will become of him when he shares this secret?

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