Songs of a Starling

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5725-1
By: Whitson- O'Flinn, Robin


Yvette Olivia Upstand- O’Malley is determined to be wholly and uniquely herself. On the outskirts of the Napa Valley as a: high school cross-country runner, ambitious theater student, and incredibly resourceful speech finalist, she challenges society’s expectations of what a modern female should be. Through a violent assault, Vette is robbed of her sight. As a young mother with intelligence, beauty, and unwavering determination, she flourishes. While both forbidden and enduring loves pervade her saga, it is through her passion for the written word that her true colors are revealed. As pain, terror, and loss render her undone she is able to show what she is really made of. In the face of tragedy, injury, and illness Vette is forced to continuously renovate herself; this is her story.


Robin Whitson- O'Flinn

Ms. Whitson- O’Flinn has been married thirty-one years and is a mother of four. After losing her vision she sought her degree from Washington State University, graduating with honors. She left employment with the United States Forest Service as a NEPA writer when she learned she had a rare type of cancer. She lives on the Western Slope of Colorado pursuing her life long dream of being a novelist.