Denise Ruttan is a writer, editor, photographer and legal assistant based in Corvallis, Oregon. Her fiction focuses on science fiction, fantasy and horror genres. She holds a BA in creative writing from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, which she earned in 2004.

For eight years she worked as a newspaper reporter and a PR specialist. She has since worked as a court clerk and now legal secretary, pursuing freelance journalism and editing gigs on the side. Her short 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. She is writing her first novel.

In her spare time she enjoys knitting, video games, reading, hiking, and playing flute and guitar; she’s also a big-time Trekkie and Whovian. Find her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and buy prints and products of her photography on Redbubble.