Photo credit: Anastasia Sierra

Photo credit: Anastasia Sierra


Caroline Woods is the author of the novel Fräulein M. (Gallery Books), available wherever books are sold. Fräulein M. has been released in the UK as The Cigarette Girl (HQ/HarperCollins UK) and in the Czech Republic as Slečna M. (Fragment/Albatros Media).  

She currently teaches creative writing at Loyola University Chicago, and she has previously taught at Boston University and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music. In 2008 she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at BU, where she studied under 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 Literary HubThe Scene, and other publications. 

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.