Photo credit: Anastasia Sierra

Photo credit: Anastasia Sierra


Caroline Woods is the author of the novel Fraülein M. (Gallery Books), available wherever books are sold. Fraülein M. has been released in the UK as The Cigarette Girl (HQ/HarperCollins UK).

Caroline has taught fiction writing and freshman composition at Boston University and the Boston Conservatory. In 2008 she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at BU, where she studied with Leslie Epstein, Ha Jin, and Allegra Goodman. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar.

Her short fiction has been published in Slice Magazine (which nominated her for a Pushcart Prize), LEMON, and 236, BU Creative Writing’s Literary Journal. She has also written for The Scene and has received two Glimmer Train honorable mentions. From 2010 to 2014, Caroline served as managing editor of 236. Before coming to BU, she worked as a travel writer and magazine assistant.

As a teenager Caroline published a book of ghost stories, Haunted Delaware (Infinity 2000), which received praise as a self-publishing success story in The Village Voice, Writer’s Digest, and other publications. 

Caroline lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and daughter.