Bio/Curriculum Vitae


Former technologist and world traveler, storyteller R. B. Wood is an MFA graduate from Emerson College and a writer of speculative dark thrillers. Mr. Wood, via Crystal Lake Publishing, recently released his novel, Bayou Whispers, and is working on his next book, The Glue Factory. His shorter, weird stories have appeared in multiple anthologies and online magazines. R.B. and his wife Tina adore animals and are self-professed “crazy cat people.”

Around the web:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Amazon’s R.B. Wood page


Curriculum Vitae

R.B. (Richard) Wood


MFA in Creative Writing 2019 – Emerson College
Dissertation: Bayou Whispers. Jessica Treadway, Chair

MBA in eCommerce 2002 – University College Dublin

BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, 1991 – Long Island University


Current: Author/Creative Writing Instructor

Past: Thirty-three years as a technologist, consultant, and Corporate Officer.

Corporate Resume available upon request



  • Wood, R. B. The Prodigal’s Foole. New York, Amazon, 2012.
  • Wood, R. B. Bayou Whispers. Crystal Lake Publishing, 2021

Short Stories

  • Dystopia Rising, The Sea is Life, Onyx Path Publishing, 2021
  • Shallow Waters: A Flash Fiction Anthology, Volume 8, A Cunning Plan Winter’s Night, Crystal Lake Publishing, 2021
  • Shallow Waters: A Flash Fiction Anthology, Volume 6, Hot Broth on a Cold Winter’s Night, Crystal Lake Publishing, 2020
  • Off Beat: Nine Spins on Song, Thanksgiving in the Park, 2017
  • Once Upon a Cursed Time, The Ink-Washed Cat, 2016
  • The Unforgiven, Poison Pen, 2016
  • Christmas Nightmares, The Glass Bauble, 2016
  • Tales of Magic and Misery: A Collection of Short Stories by Tim Marquitz, Author Showcase: Portents, 2015
  • Orange Karen: Tribute to a Warrior, Orange You Glad the Doctor is In, 2013

Online (eMag) Stories

  • Sick Lit Magazine – “Fine Print” (2017)
  • net – “Emerald Eyes” (2017)

Upcoming Publications

  • West of Hell, The Trickster of Paradise, Crystal Lake Publishing, 2022
  • Eternal Fantasy, Exodus, ProSe Productions, 2022


Online Creative Writing

  • Storyville Studio, 2020 – Present


  • Community Scholarship (Emerson College) 2017, 2018, 2019
  • CIPA EVVY Award: Best Anthology 2017 (Off Beat: Nine Spins on Song)
  • eLit Award (Bronze) The Prodigal’s Foole 2012 Horror



  • English (native)
  • German


  • Horror Writer’s Association
  • International Thriller Writers