authorpic4iMary Vensel White is the author of Starling (2022), Bellflower, a novel-in-moments, and The Qualities of Wood, the first book published under the Authonomy imprint of HarperCollins. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous publications. She is an English and writing professor, Vice President of the California Writers Club, Orange County branch, owner/editor at TypeEighteenEditing.com, and host of Creative Space: Chats With Writers.

Born in Los Angeles, she attended colleges in Denver and Chicago and has been back in California for two decades. But she still considers Chicago – the setting for Starling –  a second hometown and visits often.

Launch for Starling – May 22, 2022

Highlights from the launch for Bellflower, a “novel-in-moments,” on February 13, 2019, at the 1888 Center in Orange, California.