McCormick Templeman is an author and academic whose writing and research focuses on traditional medicine, feminist horror, and literature of the long 19th century. A graduate of Reed College, she holds two doctorates (a PhD in English from the University of Denver and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science), two master’s degrees (an MSOM from AIMC, and an MFA from Naropa University), as well as a certificate in Plant Medicine from Cornell University. Her writing has received critical acclaim from such outlets as Kirkus, BCCB, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Book Riot, and Bustle, and has been published by multiple Penguin Random House imprints, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Journal of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine. In addition to serving as the fiction editor at Astrophil Press at the University of South Dakota, McCormick teaches English and Creative Writing at Sweet Briar College. Her next book, AstroLit, a zodiac guide to 19th century literature (co-authored with Dr. Rachel Feder), is forthcoming from Clarkson Potter in 2023.

Selected Work

“A Modest Proposal: The Future of Integrative Medicine,” CJOM Fall/Winter 2008


Anne Tibbets, Donald Maass Literary Agency