Type Eighteen Editing Services is owned and operated by me, Mary Vensel White. I’m an author, writing teacher and coach, professor and speaker.
My debut novel, The Qualities of Wood, was the first book chosen for publication by HarperCollins for their Authonomy imprint. Bellflower, a “novel-in-moments,” was published in 2019. I attended University of Denver (B.A., English) and DePaul University (M.A., English), and I’m currently an adjunct professor of writing and English at Concordia University, Irvine.
I also write short fiction; my stories have appeared or are forthcoming 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 active in my local writing community and serve on the board of the California Writers Club, Orange County branch. I regularly speak and teach workshops at conferences and events such as Southern California Writers Conference, California Writers Club, San Diego State University Writers Conference, 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.