Nancy Woods has released Under the Influence of Tall Trees: Humorous Tales from a Pacific Northwest Writer, a book of quirky personal essays on the challenges of finding her true work, family and home in the Pacific Northwest.
I enjoy being funny, It just feels so good to let it all out — like a sneeze…only less wet.” – Nancy Woods
Whether arguing with The Other Phone Company, seeking out the perfect dancing dress for her young daughter or collecting yet another rejection slip as she starts her freelance writing career, Woods comically describes the longings and labors of someone more than a little out of step with the rest of the world.
Woods edits The Hollywood Star News, a community newspaper. Her work has appeared in Cirque, Northwest Palate, Oregon Quarterly, Oregon Humanities, Raven Chronicles and The Oregonian, among others.