Shelley Wood

Shelley Wood worked for more than a decade as a medical journalist before trying her hand at fiction. Her short stories, creative nonfiction, travel writing, and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in the Nashwaak Review, The New Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, Room, carte blanche, Bath Flash Fiction, and The Globe and Mail. She has won the Tethered by Letters F(r)iction contest, the Okanagan Short Story Contest, and the Cobalt Review‘s Frank McCourt prize for creative nonfiction. As a health reporter and editor, Wood has won several Canadian Online Publishing Awards, the U.S. Online News Award for Specialty Site journalism, and the National Institute of Health Care Management (U.S.) print journalism prize. She is also the host of the prize-winning Heart Sounds podcast. Shelley is currently working on her first novel.

Find her blog and work at and on Twitter as @shelleywood2.