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Alan Goldsher is the author of ten novels, including "Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion," "A Game of Groans" (as George R.R. Washington), and "My Favorite Fangs: The Story of the von Trapp Family Vampires." Written as A.M. Goldsher, his chicklit books "The True Naomi Story," "Reality Check," "Today’s Special," and "No Ordinary Girl" were released by Little Black Dress Books in the U.K. and Marabout in France between 2008-2011. His non-fiction titles include "Hard Bop Academy: The Sidemen of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and "Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read."
As a ghostwriter, Alan has collaborated on projects with numerous celebrities and public figures, including director actor/comedian Kevin Pollak ("A Few Good Men," "The Usual Suspects"), film director Tobe Hooper ("The Texas Chainsaw Massacre"), Chef Stephanie Izard, and jazz guitarist/vocalist George Benson.
His music journalism has appeared in Bass Player and Guitar Player, and his sportswriting has been seen in ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, NBA.com, and ChicagoBulls.com. He also reviews books for Kirkus.
During his 10-plus years as a professional bassist, Goldsher recorded with Janet Jackson, Cypress Hill, and Naughty by Nature; toured the world with Digable Planets; and performed at the 1994 Grammy Awards.
- "Miles Davis FAQ" – Hal Leonard, 2013
- "Linsanity: The Improbable Rise of Jeremy Lin" – Vook, 2012
- "Modest Mouse: A Pretty Good Read - Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press, 2008
- "Hard Bop Academy: The Sidemen of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers" – Hal Leonard, 2003
- "Paul Is Undead: The British Zombie Invasion – Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster, 2010
- "My Favorite Fangs: The Story of the Von Trapp Family Vampires" – Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press, 2012
- "A Game of Groans: A Sonnet of Slush and Soot" (as George R.R. Washington) – Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press, 2012
- "Give Death a Chance: The British Zombie Invasion 2" – Boo Goo Press, 2012
- "No Ordinary Girl" – Little Black Dress Books/Hachette, 2010
- "Today’s Special" – Little Black Dress Books/Hachette, 2009
- "Reality Check" – Little Black Dress Books/Hachette, 2008
- "The True Naomi Story" – Little Black Dress Books/Hachette, 2008
- "The Record Haus" – PublishAmerica, 2004
- "Jam" – Permanent Press, 2002
Goldsher is a session and touring bassist. He has worked on the Cypress Hill remix of Janet Jackson's song "Because of Love" and on the Naughty by Nature-produced debut album by Zhané. Between 1993-94, he toured and recorded with the hip-hop trio Digable Planets, with whom he performed at the 1994 Grammy Awards, as well as on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Arsenio Hall Show, and MTV's Spring Break.
He has performed on the following albums:
- Blowout Comb by Digable Planets (1994)
- Pronounced Jah-Nay by Zhané (1997)
- When the Funk Hits the Fan by King Britt (1998)
- Beyond the Spectrum: The Creamy Spy Chronicles by Digable Planets (2005)
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