Recent News Posts

  • Catch me at the 2015 Taos Summer Writers' Conference

    Summer Wood - Nov 17, 2014

    It's official! I'll be back at TSWC this summer 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…   Read More >>

  • Prizewinning story, "Boomerang," featured online

    Summer Wood - Nov 17, 2014

    I'm deeply grateful to Claire Messud for selecting my story, "Boomerang," as the winner of the 2013 Indiana Review Fiction Prize. The IR folks published it in issue 36.2, Summer 2014, and they've posted it online here. If you'd…   Read More >>

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>