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Kali White VanBaale is the author of the novels The Monsters We Make,The Good Divide and The Space Between. She’s the recipient of an American Book Award, an Eric Hoffer Book Award, and an Independent Publisher’s silver medal among others, and her short stories and essays have appeared in The Coachella Review, Midwestern Gothic, The Chaffey Review, Nowhere Magazine and others. Kali holds an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a faculty member of the Lindenwood University MFA Creative Writing Program. She lives in Iowa with her family. www.kaliwhite.com

Shorter Bio (56 words, 351 characters with spaces)

Kali White VanBaale is an award-winning  author of the novels The Monsters We MakeThe Good Divide and The Space Between, and her short stories and essays have appeared in several literary journals and anthologies. Kali is a faculty member of the Lindenwood University MFA Creative Writing Program and lives in Iowa with her family. www.kaliwhite.com

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Review Clips  for The Monsters We Make:

“Gripping...White skillfully keeps readers questioning everyone’s motives. Fans of character-driven crime fiction will be satisfied.”

Publisher’s Weekly

 

“…kept me on the edge of my seat. I truly did read this remarkable new novel in one sitting.”

—Pulitzer Prize finalist Lee Martin, The Bright Forever

 

“…The writing is taut, the plot is fresh…Prepare to be up late; once I started, I could not stop turning pages.” 

—Joshilyn Jackson, NYT Bestselling author of Never Have I Ever

“…had me hooked from page one…an intense, haunting tale that is as twisty as it is terrifying.”  

—Kimberly Belle, international bestselling author of Dear Wife

Review Clips for The Good Divide:

“VanBaale presents a vivid portrait of one woman’s lifelong struggle to find peace with what she has rather than what she desires. Fiction doesn’t get more real than this.” —Publishers Weekly

"The events that unfold in The Good Divide could be tucked anywhere in the lush countryside of middle America, a fact that speaks both to VanBaale’s skill as a storyteller and the reality of the startling events within her pages."—Aram Mrjoian, Book Riot

"A true Midwestern gothic...that presents and examines the possibilities of both beauty and ugliness within a person."    

—Victoria Albacete, Coal Hill Review

Review Clips for The Space Between:

"a heart-rending, unflinching, lyrically powerful look into events both extraordinary and familiar..." 

—Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Remember Me Like This, and Corpus Christi: Stories 

 

"...every parent of a teenager in America should read this book." 

—Jim Barnes, managing editor of Independent Publisher

2019 Kali White VanBaale