Rita Woods

Chicago, IL

Rita Woods is the award winning author if the novel Remembrance, her debut novel about a voodoo priestess who creates a parallel world that becomes a stop on the Underground Railroad. Winner of the 2021 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction, Dr. Woods is a practicing physician and Medical Director of a Wellness Center that services the members of Pipefitters Local 597. Dr. Woods is a Board of Trustee member of her local library in her hometown outside of Chicago where she lives with her husband, sons, perfect granddaughter and a cast of mischievous cats. Her next novel, The Last Dreamwalker, the story of a family of Gullah-Geechee women who possess the ability to manipulate the dreams of others, is due out 9/2022.
Rita Woods