Hello there! I’m a writer, editor and photographer based in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Tea While Writing: Denise Ruttan, photographer, writer and editor.

I’m a writer, editor, photographer and legal assistant based in Corvallis, Oregon. I dabble in a little of everything in fiction, but my main interests are science fiction, fantasy, horror, contemporary and crime. My fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Hare Press’s Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony anthology, the Fairytale Dragons anthology by DragonSoul Press, Danse Macabre’s DM Du Jour, and 365Tomorrows. 

In my day job, I’m a legal assistant, and I’m pursuing freelance journalism on the side. Previously, I worked as a court clerk, university PR specialist, and journalist. I hold a BA in creative writing from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., although I hail from Portland, Oregon. You could say I went from coast to coast and back again. Sometimes home is where you’re meant to be after all.

In my spare time I enjoy knitting, playing the flute and learning guitar, and anything outdoors.

What I Do




Legal Assistant