I am a writer, editor and photographer based in Corvallis, Oregon.

My short fiction has been published in Black Hare Press’s Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony anthology, DragonSoul Press’s Fairytale Dragons anthology, Danse Macabre’s DM Du Jour and 365Tomorrows. I focus on speculative fiction with a literary bent. I am currently working on a horror novella.

I hold a BA in creative writing from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and spent seven years as a small town newspaper reporter and PR specialist. Now I work as a legal assistant for my day job. In my free time I like to hike, do yoga, go swimming, garden and knit.

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Brand-new newsletter is out!

I’m giving monthly newsletters a go! If you subscribed before you’ll need to subscribe again to keep receiving them in your inbox, as this is a brand-new effort. Writing updates, tales from the querying trenches, a snippet from Book 2 of the werewolf romance, and what I’m reading and watching: The Weird Words of DeniseContinue reading “Brand-new newsletter is out!”

Weekly Musings #11

I have changed my mind a lot about how I want to publish my MLM werewolf romance manuscript, which I renamed FULL MOON RISING. At first I was set on self-publishing. I like the idea of being a maverick, I am a control freak, I get impatient and I take criticism and rejection too personally.Continue reading “Weekly Musings #11”

Weekly Musings #10

After about a week and a half break, I couldn’t stand being away from my manuscript so long and I finally started to tackle my revisions for my paranormal romance. I thought it would be hard to attain the necessary objectivity as I felt pretty attached to my characters, but I started working on itContinue reading “Weekly Musings #10”