Anthony Wood, author of A Tale of Two ColorsAnthony Wood

Anthony Wood grew up in historic Natchez, Mississippi, fueling a life-long love of history. He lived and worked in Alaska for several years, but returned to the South to minister nearly three decades among the poor, homeless, and incarcerated, inspiring him to co-author Up Close and Personal: Embracing the Poor.

Anthony’s writing has won a number of awards, including a Will Rogers Copper Medallion Award for his short story, Not So Long in the Tooth in 2021. A number of his works have been published in Saddlebag Dispatches, The Vault of Terror, The Avocet: A Journal of Nature Poetry, Writer’s Monthly, and an anthology, Winning Writer’s Waltz.

The Fire that Calms the Storm, the fifth novel in Anthony’s historical fiction series will be released November, 2023. The 10 book series, A Tale of Two Colors, is the story of Lummy Tullos’s search for peace through the troublesome Civil War era.

Anthony enjoys roaming and researching historical sites, camping and kayaking on the Mississippi River, and being with family. Anthony and his wife, Lisa, live in Conway, Arkansas. Contact Anthony at or find him on Facebook and Instagram.

Anthony was featured in the WCCW Member Spotlight for July 2022. You can also read Anthony’s posts at the Write Way Blog here.