Denise Deegan lives in Dublin with her family where she regularly dreams of sunshine, a life without cooking and her novels being made into movies.
Denise has been a nurse, a china restorer, a pharmaceutical sales rep, a public relations officer, an entrepreneur and a college lecturer. Her most difficult job was being a checkout girl, although ultimately this experience did inspire a short story…
Denise writes for adults, teenagers and children. Her novels have been published by Penguin, Random House, Hachette, Lake Union Publishing and Amazon Publishing. Writing under the pen name Aimee Alexander, Denise’s contemporary family dramas have become international best-sellers on Kindle.
Denise’s most recent novel, Through the Barricades, won the SCBWI Spark Award 2017. Her pre-published novel, The Accidental Pirate has been chosen as the middle-grade finalist in Publisher Weekly’s Booklife Prize.
Denise currently lives in Dublin with her family and golden retriever, Homer, star of the Butterfly Novels.
Denise is available for school visits. See here for more information.
Follow Denise on Twitter @denisedeegan or email denise at denise(at)denisedeegan.com
Denise recently featured on Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE’s, flagship programme, Nationwide. Watch here.