D.D. Wood started her writing career as a singer-songwriter for Walt Disney’s Hollywood Records, where her songs were used in various Disney films. She received rave reviews for her solo album Tuesdays are Forever, and her follow up album Songs for the Red King. She has played with numerous well-known musical acts such as: Chris Isaak, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell and Rosanne Cash and her music can be found on Pandora Internet Radio, Spotify, Amazon and Itunes.
D.D. currently teaches 11th grade Honors English in the Compass Music and Arts Gifted program in Long Beach California, and is actively involved in mentoring students gifted in the arts. She has a Master’s degree in Education, and has achieved National Board Certification in Young Adult English. D.D. is also a Professor of Education for Concordia University’s MAED program.
D.D. began writing her first YA novel, The Year I Lost You, through a fellowship to the Vermont Writer’s Studio and has now completed her second novel, Punk Rock Princess, and is currently working on a collection of personal essays titled, Saturday Stories. After a long and difficult divorce she now finds happiness with her partner of fifteen years, Stephen Shaw.