authorpic1iiType Eighteen Editing Services is owned and operated by me, Mary Vensel White. I’m an author, writing teacher and coach, professor and speaker.

I’m the author of The Qualities of Wood, the first book published by the HarperCollins Authonomy imprint, Bellflower, a “novel-in-moments,” and Starling. I’m also an adjunct professor of writing and English at Concordia University, Irvine.

My short fiction has appeared in december magazine, Catapult, The Madison Review, The Write Launch, The Wisconsin Review, and other places. In addition to my own blog, where I write about the writing and reading life, I’ve published nonfiction in The Rumpus, Fiction Advocate, Author Magazine, LitChat, Shelf Pleasure and elsewhere.

I’m the host of Creative Space: Chats with Writers, and I’m active in my local writing community, as the Vice President of the California Writers Club, Orange County branch, and a regular speaker and workshop leader at conferences and events such as Southern California Writers Conference, California Writers Club, South Bay Creative Writers Group, and others. I’ve participated in several writing workshops as a student as well, most recently in 2016 at Chapman University, and the 2018 Masters Workshop at the Tucson Festival of Books.

I look forward to reading your work! If you have any questions, please get in touch through my Contact page, or find me online on Twitter or Facebook.


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