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Starla Criser was born in and has lived most of her life in Kansas. She received a B.S. in gerontology from Wichita State University. She uses her enjoyment of working with seniors by being a long-time volunteer with Senior Services of Wichita. Through the non-profit organization, she coordinates an active group of senior adults attending cultural events in the community. She is also a founding member of the Kansas Writers Association.
She enjoys all facets of being a multi-published author of seven books, including five children’s books in two book series: Blossom and Matilda, and Lucy and Sophia. She has also published two anthologies of relationship stories about mature adults over age 60 and she has also compiled three story collections from seniors in the Wichita, Kansas area.
As a community volunteer, she teaches writing craft to senior adults, and acts as a mentor to other writers in Wichita.