Welcome to the website of award-winning author Summer Wood
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Summer Wood is the author of RAISING WRECKER, which received the 2012 WILLA Award for Contemporary Fiction and is a Book-of-the-Month Club selection. Her first novel, Arroyo, was published in 2001 by Chronicle Books. She divides her time between Taos, New Mexico, and New Orleans, Louisiana.
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 >>
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 >>
WRECKER is off to England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales -- and Australia, South Africa, and more! -- in a brand-spanking-new beautiful trade paperback edition. Big thanks to The Bookseller (Britain's equivalent of Publishers' Weekly in the U.S.)… Read More >>
It's extra-sweet when the peeps in your home state like what you're doing. I've posted the whole review over at The Where of It, my occasional blog about place and writing, but here's a lovely excerpt from Wolf Schneider's review:… Read More >>
The wonderful Robin Vidimos started her review this way: Opening "Wrecker" is akin to unwrapping a gift wrapped with great care. You don't know what is inside, but you know it's something special. Summer Wood, in her second novel, delivers… Read More >>