Nathan Goodman lives in the U.S. with his wife and two daughters. His passions are rooted in all things outdoors: the health of our beaches and oceans, especially the success of the sea turtles, camping, and hiking. He has two “bucket list” items: to live on the beach, and to one day hike the 500-mile camino trail across Spain. Where writing is concerned, the craft has always been lurking just beneath the surface. In 2013, Goodman began the formation of what would later become his first novel, The Fourteenth Protocol. It quickly became a bestselling terrorist thriller.
In the series, Nathan focused on creating a strong female lead heroine that his young daughters could look to as a role model. The character of Special Agent Jana Baker is a testament to the struggle of women everywhere who fight to be treated equally with men.
Nathan has a specific belief about how stories come to life. He believes they are actually living, breathing things, and that they are not created, but are instead already buried deep within us, waiting only to be excavated from the depths.
A couple of things you should know about the author before you go any further:
- I believe if you’re not laughing, you’re not doing it right
- I have watched the movies As Good As It Gets and Steel Magnolias, both certified as “chick flicks,” but I won’t admit it publicly, so don’t ask
- I believe sarcasm is a virtue
- I believe dogs should have names like Scraps, Knuckles, or Mr. Winkles
- I’m a husband, and dad of my two girls first, a novelist second
- I sip coffee all day long, but only buy beans labeled Fair Trade or similar
- I’m not a real Atlanta native since I was born a yankee, but I lie about it anyway
- When I grow up I want to buy a house at Rosemary Beach
- I married up. My wife, however, was not so fortunate.
- When my girls were little, I secretly didn’t want to teach them the proper pronunciation of words like amblee-ance (ambulance), sparkin pot (parking spot), come-prees (capris), and sklurrrr (school)
- In the writing of the thriller novel The Fourteenth Protocol, I initially misspelled the word “idiot” by leaving out one of the i’s. The misspelling was caught by my 12 year old while she was reading a draft of the manuscript; something she’ll never let me hear the end of. To this day she calls me an “i-dot.”
- In the spring, you’ll find me at the Indigo Girls concert on the lawn of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, sitting on a blanket with my wife and friends, listening to the music with a glass of wine
- To learn more about how I write, check out this page