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You have reached the writing blog of Lorna Wood, whose bio appears below.

Lorna Wood was raised in Oberlin, Ohio, by a composer and an art historian. She received degrees in violin performance and English from Oberlin College and a Ph.D. in English from Yale University. After graduate school, she was an instructor for six years at Auburn University.

In addition to Family Values and The Jesus Wars, on Kindle, Lorna’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Personal BestsBureau of Complaint100subtextsCoalition Workst’ART online, Door Is A Jarerbacce (featured poet, erbacce-prize, 2022), Dumping Grounds (features of the month), The Pine Cone ReviewMslexiaGrand Little Things, The Poetry Bar, 2% Milk, WhimsicalPoet, Hotazel, The Fourth Corona Book of HorrorOtherwise Engaged, ubu., Mollyhouse, FEED, Litterateur, Fevers of the Mind (Wolfpack Contributor), Mulberry Literary, Poetic Sun, Angel Rust (Best of the Net nominee), Kindle Vella, Right Hand Pointing, Quaranzine, Schlock!, Nevermore, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Bookends Review, After the Pause, cc&d, 34 Orchard, Lucky Jefferson (365), North of Oxford, Coffin Bell, DASH, Doubleback Review (Pushcart nominee), Poems for the Thoughtful Young (B Cubed Press), Daikaijuzine, Online Writing Tips (co-winner, third prize, 2019 fiction contest), Litro [USA] Lab, Courtship of Winds, Every Day Fiction, Brave New Word, M58, Scarlet Leaf Review, NoSleep Podcast, Canyons of the Damned, Poetry South (2018 Pushcart Prize nominee), Five:2:One (#thesideshow), Jerry Jazz Musician (finalist, 2017 fiction contest), Unstitched States, Mysterical-E, Wild Violet, Cacti Fur, Every Writer, and the following anthologies: New Generation Beats 2022, Bullshit 01, Love (Pure Slush), A Monster Told Me Bedtime Stories (Soteira Press), Escape Wheel (Great Weather for MEDIA), Horror USA: California (Soteira Press), What We Talk About When We Talk About It (Darkhouse), Leaves of Loquat V (second prize, 2018 Loquat Literary Festival contest), Luminous Echoes (poems shortlisted for Into the Void‘s 2016 contest), and Dark Magic (Owl Hollow Press), among others. She was long-listed for the erbacce-prize in 2019, and in 2016 she was a finalist in the Neoverse Short Story Competition and the Valus’ Sigil contest at Sharkpack Poetry Review. Her poetry has been favorably reviewed on New Pages (15 Dec. 2016), and she has published scholarly essays on the American Renaissance, children’s literature, and Lolita.

Find out more at https://www.amazon.com/author/lornawood.