Roma White began writing under her birth name, then launched her pseudonym Blanche Oram in the final decade of the nineteenth century. Beginning with whimsy and fairy stories, she published novels, children's writing, travel books, and works about gardening and wild-life. Her fiction spans romantic sentiment, reformist social thinking, and a blend of both. Some novels are highly revealing of British imperial attitudes to racial and ethnic difference. Roma White also wrote under her married name as 'Blanche Winder'.