Robert Goswitz

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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

A story of luck and Devine protection in a most unusual form.

An American soldier in Vietnam is guided through the war by a supernatural spirit in Robert Goswitz’s The Dragon Soldier’s Good Fortune.

Pvt. Ed Lansky is a fresh recruit in Vietnam, trying to navigate his way through the war-torn region. It will take more than basic training to survive dangerous missions through the oppressive heat of the jungles against the tactics of an unpredictable enemy. From Sergeant Chen, whose arms are covered in dragon tattoos, Lansky learns how the Dragon Spirit protected the Vietnamese from evil specters in ancient times.

Skeptical of Chen’s true belief in the country’s Dragon power, Lansky chooses to place his faith in the recreational drugs circulating among the troops to cope with his tour of duty. But in time he learns that there is something greater watching over him, keeping him safe from the horrors of war and healing his pain. A large, green dragon has seemingly bonded with Lansky, making him realize that this Vietnamese Spirit is no myth, and embraces his protector.

Pvt. Vernon Huddle is suspicious of Lansky’s continued, unscathed survival in battle after battle. As Lansky receives medals and media recognition for his heroics, Huddle believes his uncanny success portends an approaching apocalypse that may consume their very souls.

And as the war worsens for last remaining American infantry in Vietnam, Lansky wonders why the country’s Dragon Spirit chose him—and if its power will see him safely home . . .


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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