Mary Vensel White is a graduate of the University of Denver and DePaul University, Chicago. Her writing has appeared in Catapult, The Lindenwood Review, The Wisconsin Review, Author Magazine, The Rumpus, Fiction Advocate, and other places, and she is a contributing editor at LitChat.com. Her debut novel, The Qualities of Wood, was the first book published under HarperCollins’s Authonomy imprint. A second novel, Bellflower, will be published in early 2019. She lives in southern California with her four children.