A.J. Goode


Welcome! Please feel free to look around and check out my books and blog, or reach out with any questions or comments you may have. Let me tell you a little bit about myself and my work.

I am a Michigan author, and most of my books are set right here in the lower peninsula of my beautiful state. It’s a place that is rich in history and wonderful to visit, which is a big part of my reason for trying to share it with the stories I tell.

My Brides of Serenity series is set in Michigan in the late 1800’s, when the lumber industry was booming. These books are clean, sweet romances that are appropriate for readers of all ages. For news about this series and a free short story set in Serenity, please sign up for my newsletter here.

The Beach Haven books are contemporary romances with just a hint of steam and sizzle. They are set in a town that is loosely based on South Haven, Michigan (that gorgeous lighthouse in the picture above is on South Haven’s south pier).

My Humor collections and my blog are just a bit naughtier. In these, I talk about life, aging, and basically anything that happens to cross my mind when I sit down at the keyboard. I like to make people laugh, and sometimes my self-control filters have a tendency to slip a wee bit when I start ranting.

In my journey to realizing my dream of becoming a writer, I have had the fortune of being guided and advised by some truly wonderful, gifted authors whose generosity has been inspiring. I am grateful for every one of them, and for the opportunity to share my work with all of you.



9 thoughts on “A.J. Goode

  1. I live in Fairplain ,MI. now but I used to live in a little town near South Haven,named Lakota. It had a two room school that went up to eighth grade . Once you graduated from eighth grade you had to take the bus to South Haven to finish your public school education. As a result I am very familiar with the South Haven area.


    • I know Lacota very well! As newlyeds, my ex-husband and I spent a lot of our free time with friends in Lacota. Blueberry farmers, of course.

      I hope you recognize a little something of South Haven in my books. My newest project (due in March) even has a character reminiscing about the old white lighthouse on the North Pier!

      Thanks for commenting. Always nice to hear from a fellow Michigander. 🙂


    • I am so honored! Thank you very much. I have to say that I find your blog very inspiring as well. You always seem to have something positive, something uplifting to say, and you’ve definitely helped turn my day around on more than one occasion.

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      • Thank YOU for your beautiful words! I am happy to know that and please keep visiting my blog! I really enjoy yours, your experiences in Book writing are wonderful lessons for me as well! Thank you!

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  2. I just saw your announcement of the preorder availability for “Their Love Rekindled.” I just had to tell you that I grew up in Beach Haven–however, my Beach Haven is in New Jersey and is on an island (Long Beach Island) at the Jersey Shore.


    • Really? I didn’t realize it was a real town, although I guess I should have done my research! 🙂 My Beach Haven is based on the town of South Haven, Michigan, with a little bit of Bloomingdale thrown in for good measure. Two of my favorite places in the world — I wanted the touristy feeling of South Haven, and the small-town community feeling of Bloomingdale.

      Thanks for commenting. I hope my little town does justice to the real Beach Haven!


  3. My husband grew up in South Haven and has taken me there a few times. As I was reading these books I was so reminded of South Haven that I just had to find out. The lighthouse confirmed it when I showed it to him.


    • Thank you so much for commenting! Yes, my little town of Beach Haven is based on South Haven, where I spent every summer of my childhood. I now live in a small town nearby, but I work in South Haven in the summer. The picture was taken by a friend and used with her permission.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the books!


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