D.D. Wood started her writing career as a solo artist singer-songwriter for Walt Disney’s Hollywood Records. She received rave reviews for her solo albums Tuesdays are Forever, and Songs for the Red King, and had her music featured in Hollywood Pictures films. She has played with many well-respected artists, including Chris Isaak, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Rosanne Cash and The Texas Tornadoes.
D.D. currently teaches 11th grade Honors English in the Compass Music and Arts program in Long Beach California, and is actively involved in mentoring students gifted in the arts. She has a Master’s degree in Education, has achieved National Board Certification in Young Adult English and is a professor 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 YA novel, The Secret Life of a Punk Rock Princess, and is currently working on a short essay collection and her third album, The Sunday Sessions.

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  1. Just read your entry about exposing your beaver. I found it looking up the good old days of El Paso Cantina in the late 80’s. Your right up was so funny and I’m sorry you had to take the quick way down those stairs. I do remember them. Good memories at that club. Take care and I will look into your novels.

    • Ed, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. My novels are not published at this time. My short essays about life began getting published on a regular basis and next thing I knew… I was consumed with writing non-fiction. I hope you will enjoy more of my essays in the future.
      Many of them take place in the 80s. 🙂 D.

  2. Hi DD, I was wondering if you read your brother’s “An American Demon,” and if so, what are your thoughts? Were you his inspiration to write? What was it like growing up with him? Thanks, Marc

    • Hello Marc, thank you for writing.
      Jack and I were fortunate in that we grew up in a family that valued music, songwriting, and stories. An American Demon is a work of creative non-fiction so it has been interesting to see what people make of it. Growing up during the 70s was wild for everyone. Imagine the movie the Ice Storm and Suburbia combined: twisted yet humorous that was our world.
      I hope this email finds you well.
      D.D. Wood

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