McCormick Templeman is an author and academic who has been studying, practicing, and writing about traditional medicine for nearly two decades. In addition to holding a certificate in Plant Medicine from Cornell University, she holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Denver and will receive her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science in 2022. A Launchpad Astronomy Workshop alumna, her young adult novels, The Little Woods (Schwartz and Wade, 2012) and The Glass Casket (Delacorte, 2014) have received critical acclaim from such outlets as Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, Book Riot, and xoJane, and have been selected for the TAYSHAS, YALSA’s best fiction list, as well as Overdrive Library Services’ best books of the year. Her short writing has been published by Dial Press, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the Journal of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine (formerly CJOM). She has work forthcoming from PS Publishing and Clarkson Potter. She is the fiction editor at Astrophil Press and she teaches at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, VA.

Selected Work

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


Anne Tibbets, Donald Maass Literary Agency