Monica Wood’s work includes Secret Language, My Only Story, Ernie’s Ark, Any Bitter Thing and her latest, When We Were the Kennedys. She also writes books to help teachers and writers such as Short Takes, 12 Multicultural Novels: A Reading and Teaching Guide, Critical Reading Activities for the Works of S.E. Hinton, Description, and The Pocket Muse, Vols. 1 and 2.
Her most recent book, When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine won the 2012 May Sarton Memoir Award and was runner-up for the 2012 New England Book Festival Award in autobiography. It was on Oprah Magazine’s summer-reading list, an IndieNext pick, a Radio Boston summer pick, and New England Booksellers Association bestseller.
Any Bitter Thing was a top-ten finalist for Best Spiritual Book of the Year at beliefnet.com as well as the Top Ten Booksense pick and the American Booksellers Association bestseller.
Wood lives in Portland, Maine with her husband. She is an avid reader, birder, and music lover. She does most of her writing in a studio that her husband built for her in their backyard. (BookPodder)