Sidney's story began in 1976, just across the train tracks from Fireside Books in what is now the Palmer State Office Building. Back then the structure served a more urgent purpose. It was known as the Valley Hospital. Born and raised in Palmer, Sidney spent the summers of his youth exploring the Matanuska River, climbing Lazy Mountain and the Butte, and fishing and swimming in the local lakes and creeks with friends.The midnight sun, the Matanuska Valley, and the Palmer Moose are as much a part of Sidney Wood as decades of military service and law enforcement work. Sidney draws on combat experience and knowledge to charge his novels full of vivid realism and intensity, and to twist your mouth into a wry smile from time to time with dark humor. In all of his work you'll enjoy a hearty mix of credible detail, technical expertise, and entertaining characters.
Sidney has published three novels in the Fantasy and Thriller genres. He is currently working on a Paranormal Thriller set in Palmer.