WOOD, Monica. American, b. 1953. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Writing/Journalism. Career: High school guidance counselor, 1980- 86; free-lance writer and editor, 1986-. Publications: NOVELS: Secret Language, 1993; My Only Story, 2001; Ernie's Ark, 2002. OTHER: (ed.) Short Takes: Fifteen Contemporary Stories, 1992; Description (writing manual), 1995; 12 Multicultural Novels: A Reading and Teaching Guide, 1997; The Pocket Muse (writing advice), 2000. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor of stories and articles to periodicals.