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Tour: Runaway Train by Lee Matthew Goldberg

Runaway Train
Lee Matthew Goldberg
Publication date: April 29th 2021
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

They told me I was an out-of-control train about to crash…

Everything changed when the police officer knocked on the door to tell me – a 16-year-old – that my older sister Kristen had died of a brain aneurysm. Cue the start of my parents neglecting me and my whole life spiraling out of control.

I decided now was the perfect time to skip town. It’s the early 90’s, Kurt Cobain runs the grunge music scene and I just experienced some serious trauma. What’s a girl supposed to do? I didn’t want to end up like Kristen, so I grabbed my bucket list, turned up my mixtape of the greatest 90’s hits and fled L.A.. The goal was to end up at Kurt Cobain’s house in Seattle, but I never could have guessed what would happen along the way.

At turns heartbreaking, inspiring, and laugh out loud funny, Runaway Train is a wild journey of a bygone era and a portrait of a one-of-a-kind teenage girl trying to find herself again the only way she knows how.


About the Author

Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels THE ANCESTOR, THE MENTOR, THE DESIRE CARD and SLOW DOWN. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the Prix du Polar. His first YA series RUNAWAY TRAIN is forthcoming in 2021 along with a sci-fi novel ORANGE CITY. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in The Millions, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, LitReactor, Monkeybicycle, Fiction Writers Review, Cagibi, Necessary Fiction, the anthology Dirty Boulevard, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others. He is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Fringe, dedicated to publishing fiction that’s outside-of-the-box. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Book Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series and lives in New York City. Follow him at

The Tour

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100 Pages A Day >> Review
Westveil Publishing >> Guest post
Amazeballs Book Addicts >> Review

April 27th
Thoughts in Progress >> Excerpt
Living in a Bookworld >> Excerpt
I’m All About Books  >> Excerpt
Adventures in Writing >> Excerpt
breen.rb >> Review

April 28th
Iron Canuck Reviews & More >> Excerpt
The Phantom Paragrapher  >> Review
Aubrey Wynne: Timeless Love >> Excerpt
Books, Tea, Healthy Me >> Review

April 29th
Candlelight Reading >> Excerpt
Annie’s Reading Tips >> Review
What Is That Book About >> Playlist

April 30th
The Avid Reader >> Review
Rockin’ Book Reviews >> Guest post
Books A-Brewin’ >> Excerpt
Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored >> Excerpt
Valerie Ullmer | Romance Author >> Interview