Recent News Posts

  • Raising Wrecker wins the 2012 WILLA Award for Contemporary Fiction

    Summer Wood - Nov 5, 2012

    Thank you, Women Writing the West! Here's a description of the award from their website: The award is named in honor of Pulitzer Prize winner Willa Cather, one of the country's foremost novelists. Awarded annually for outstanding literature featuring…   Read More >>

  • It's official! I'll be back at the 2013 Taos Summer Writers' Conference

    Summer Wood - Nov 5, 2012

    ... offering a master class in the novel. Here's the advance scoop:  WRESTLING WITH THE ANGEL: A MASTER CLASS IN THE NOVEL Every successful novel stakes out its own territory and defines the terms by which it will be judged. For your novel,…   Read More >>

  • New posts up at She Writes

    Summer Wood - Apr 9, 2012

    I had the privilege last week of guest-editing the blog at She Writes, and got to talk with other women writers about several of my favorite topics: Alligators and other Surprises, The Gift of Freedom from A Room of Her Own Foundation, Asking for What…   Read More >>

  • Paperback edition features drawings by Harper Wood

    Summer Wood - Apr 9, 2012

    I'm thrilled to report that the US paperback edition, to be published September 4 with the title RAISING WRECKER, will have drawings by my sister, Harper Wood. Harper is an outstanding botanical illustrator based in upstate New York, and it's…   Read More >>

  • WRECKER wins over reviewers in UK

    Summer Wood - Aug 25, 2011

    I am loving those Brits. First, a "Bookseller Choice", then a glowing writeup with 4 star rating in The Star magazine (and online at "the UK's hottest celeb website"), and now The Big Issue magazine (1 million plus readers) said…   Read More >>