Mary Vensel White is a graduate of the University of Denver and DePaul University, Chicago. Her debut novel, The Qualities of Wood, was the first release from HarperCollins’s Authonomy imprint. Her writing has appeared in CatapultThe Rumpus, The Lindenwood Review, Author Magazine, The Wisconsin ReviewFiction Advocate, and other places. She is a contributing editor at and edits at Currently, she lives in Orange County, California, with her four children.

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Look for her upcoming novel, Bellflower, early next year.