Put these dates on your calendar for The Dragon Soldier’s Good Fortune by Robert Goswitz!

Goswitz Calendar of Literary Events

July 21, 2018, Black Opal Books publishes The Dragon Soldier’s Good Fortune.

August 30, 2018, 7:00 pm, Book Launch at Books and Company, Oconomowoc, WI.

November 2-3, 2018, Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books, University of Wisconsin, Waukesha Wi., Panel Discussion featuring The Dragon Soldier’s Good Fortune.

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 Dragon Soldier’s Good Fortune endorsements and reviews

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.

As a proficient writer, Goswitz’s 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 is his first novel. Robert Goswitz   Facebook Represented by Loiacono Literary Agency Published by Black Opal Books 

Jack the graphic artist at Black Opal Books shows his Sgt. Rock Comic Books influence, with this over the top, cover proposal. But the soldier wears authentic Vietnam era battle gear and I liked the dragon. I asked Jack for something more mysterious.

THE COVER will be revealed in the July newsletter.


July 21st, 2018, Black Opal Books will publish The Dragon Soldier’s Good Fortune!
My journey to publication is almost complete. I will post the Amazon sales links to purchase my book in the July newsletter. This would be the quickest way to get my story, especially if you don’t live in southeastern Wisconsin.
For those of you who live in southeastern Wisconsin and plan on attending my Book Launch at Books and Company in Oconomowoc please consider holding off on the purchase until August 30th. I will sign the copy you buy that night.

Whenever you buy my book, please consider posting a review on Amazon and Goodreads.

As Luck Would Have It
You are reading news about the upcoming publication of The Dragon Soldier’s Good Fortune.How about a story? Not all my stories made it into the final edition of my book. I’m launching a blog that will give you a feel for Ed Lansky’s life and times. The tumultuous 70’s. It will also include interviews and whatever else comes to mind as I set out to tell my story.

Here is my blog link: http://rgoswitz.edublogs.org/