Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eric M. Woods  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1975, in Springfield, IL


-- Blog -- http://shortattentionentertainment.wordpress.com
-- Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/CubFanEric
-- Twitter -- https://twitter.com/cubfaneric

E-Mail: -- ericw93@aol.com


Illinois Connection

Woods was born and has lived his entire life (minus a few years in Chatham) in Springfield. He attended Ursuline Academy before obtaining his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Illinois Springfield in 1998. He later (in 2013) earned his master's degree in communication, also from UIS.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eric Woods has been a freelance writer in Springfield since 2005. He has covered numerous businesses over the years for the Springfield Business Journal. In 2009, he wrote a series of well-received pieces on Lincoln's Springfield business life to coincide with the Lincoln bicentennial. In 2017, he also began writing for Springfield's Own (SO) Magazine where he covered a diverse a number of local figures and programs.

In 2018, Woods published his first novel, PUMMELED. He has also written 10 unpublished stage plays, two of which have been performed on stage. He is also currently working on his second novel.

CURRENT EMPLOYER (FT) - Office Manager for University of Illinois Springfield

CURRENT EMPLOYER (PT) - Freelance Writer for SO Magazine and the Springfield Business Journal

CURRENT EMPLOYER (PT) - Tour Guide for the Lincoln Ghost Walk

CURRENT EMPLOYER (PT) - Simulated Patient for SIU School of Medicine


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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes. Please contact him directly for speaking engagements.