Author Bio

Larisa A. White (née Larisa Naples) writes to celebrate Nature, to advocate ecological stewardship, and to explore the ways in which people relate –– or fail to relate –– across nations and cultures, landscapes and species. Her past projects have ranged from award-winning screenplays for animated films (Bee Mine / Logline: Bee meets girl.) to acclaimed academic studies (World Druidry / exploring how modern Druids relate to their local landscapes). At present, she is developing the eco-fiction mini-series, Tales of the Primordial Mountain.

Larisa was raised as a global nomad, relocating every two years as her father designed international airports. Rather than becoming rooted in one place, she spent her childhood bridging gaps between cultures, always looking in from outside. She learned local languages, attended local schools, participated in local religious celebrations, and adapted to local customs, seasonal cycles, and landscapes. In doing so, she discovered the joy of living the questions, exploring diverse perspectives and solutions, and always thinking a little bit differently.

She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she spends her free time with her husband and son, building wildlife habitats, and restoring native ecosystems on lands once lovingly tended by the Ramaytush Ohlone.

Recent Projects

"Bird of Beheshteh"

from the
"Tales of the Primordial Mountain"
Series in development...

"World Druidry"

What does it mean to be a Druid, circa 2020 c.e.? Presenting the results of the World Druidry Survey.

"Spangle Dangle Glitter"

Sheet music and audio demo for a midwinter waltz, arranged for piano and two voices.