Media and Reviews

Story Circle Interview

Interview With Mary-Charlotte Domandi, Santa Fe Radio Cafe

Five Questions with New Mexico Mercury’s V.B. Price

American Society on Aging: 11 Caregiving Memoirs that Get it Right

KOB News, Albuquerque Interview with Stuart Dyson

Literary Mama, June, 2014

Winner 2014 Sarton Memoir Award

Panelist Pick Southwest Books of the Year 2013

Interview: Thinking Out Loud with Charlotte Crockford

Marion Roach Smith: Writing Lessons: How to Begin a Memoir

Interview with Shelley Irvin, WGVU

Interview with Dr. Alvin T. Jones, “The Business of Wisdom”

LA Talk Radio, Two Talk Books interview with Starla Faye

Inside the Dementia Epidemic: A Daughter’s Memoir, Blog Review by Martha Stettinius

Tucson Weekly, November 2013

Star Tribune, Minneapolis Holiday Book list: Memoirs, November 2013

New Mexico Magazine Review, November 2013

New Mexico Mercury Review, October 2013

Palm Beach Post Review, September 2013

Brain, Child Magazine Review

LA Times Jacket Copy

David Steinberg, New Mexico Review of Books

Author interview on “Morning Brew with Larry Ahrens”

Shavone Otero, Local IQ, Albuquerque

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Contact

Agent

Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises

Author

tanyawardgoodman@yahoo.com

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  1. hi there–
    Just taking a chance you will get this note. I finished “Leaving Tinkertown” on a flight to Raleigh from NYC for the holiday on Sunday, and that book was the best thing I read all year. My partner and I had gone to Santa Fe a few years ago, and Tinkertown was the highlight of our trip. Our excitement must have shown on our faces as we met La in the driveway after the museum and she took us in to see some of your dads drawings and we were simply in awe at the amount of talent he had. To see someone express themselves so clearly through their work is so inspiring. I am a big outsider / folk art fan, and I am so glad this book came along as I had been wondering about his story, and how that museum came to be. Thank you for writing such an amazing book. Best-
    Rich Downey

  2. Just finished this book about your Dad and Tinkertown and I love it. It is very moving. Your Dad was very unique and so full of passion for life and all its possibilities. This book moved me to tears. It says to me: Follow your passion, act with compassion, love and devotion. This is a book that will help us strive to be our best selves. It leaves a profound impression on me and how to best make this journey through life. Thank you !

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Events

August 31, 2013  1-3pm “Leaving Tinkertown” Book Party and Signing at Tinkertown Museum

Moby Dickens, Taos September 4, 2-3:30 PM
Barnes & Noble Coronado, September 7, 2013, 2PM

September 7, 2013 2pm Reading from “Leaving Tinkertown” at Barnes and Noble 6600 Menaul Blvd. Albuquerque, NM 87110

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Other Work

“Tangle of Love, Loss and Timing,” LA Affairs, Los Angeles Times

“Our Year of the Bunny” and “Dog Days” Brain Child Magazine

“Wedding Meaning” The Huffington Post

“Mom Takes the Slow Road,” Literary Mama

“The Last Days of Summer,”  and “The Drift,” The Mother Company

“Go Time” Workstew.com

TheNextFamily.com

“Dearest You” a blog

“I am The Tree,” 2014 Winner for Short Fiction, Perceptions: A Magazine of the Arts

“In the Clearing, A Boxer,” 2015 Non-fiction finalist “Alligator Juniper” Literary Journal

“Dollars and Sense: Talking Money with Your Kids,” OC Family, 2016

 “The Measure of a Woman,” My Teacher is My Hero, Tributes to the People who gave us Knowledge, Motivation and Wisdom, 2008 Susan Reynolds

“A Cup of Comfort for Courage,” “A Cup of Comfort for a Better World,” “A Cup of Comfort for Families Touched by Alzheimer’s” Published by Adams Media

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Memoir

Tanya Ward Goodman’s father painted carnival signs for a living and raised his family in Tinkertown Museum, a roadside attraction in rural New Mexico whose walls were made of beer bottles.  When he was diagnosed in his 50s with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Goodman gave up her writing career and a new love in Los Angeles to move back home, only to become more and more unmoored as her father’s memory grew hazy.  Being her father’s daughter was what she did best; when he inevitably forgot her name, who would she be?  Her memoir, LEAVING TINKERTOWN, is an account both humorous and heart-wrenching of the ways that loss reshaped her eccentric family and propelled her to realize that her place in the world lay outside “the museum.”

“Leaving Tinkertown” is the winner of the 2014 Sarton Memoir Prize, The 2014 New Mexico Arizona Book Award for “Best New Book,” “Best NM Biography” and “Best Book” and the New Mexico Presswomens’ Association 2015 “Zia Book Award.” And has been named by the American Society on Aging as “One of Eleven Caregiving Memoirs That Get it Right.”

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About

Tanya Ward Goodman is the author of “Leaving Tinkertown.”  Her essays and short stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Alligator Juniper, Perceptions: A Magazine of the Arts, the “Cup of Comfort” series published by Adams Media, Literary Mama, The Huffington Post, Brain Child Magazine.  In addition, she has written film and television scripts.  She blogs for TheNextFamily.com

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  1. My daughter, Rachel Popowcer of Albuquerque, introduced me to “Leaving Tinkertown”. We enjoyed visiting that incredible place many years ago, so I was eager to read the book. What a beautifully written tribute about an amazing man and your amazing family. I also cared for and lost my mother to Alzheimer’s, so I could certainly relate to your experience (although I didn’t get to grow up in a museum of miniatures). Tonight I heard your interview on WRFG in Atlanta. Best wishes to you; please continue writing and speaking. I am definitely a fan.
    Berna Levine, Marietta, GA

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