denisecolourDenise Deegan is an award-winning, #1 bestselling Amazon author. She 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.

Winner of the SCBWI SPARK Award 2017

Denise’s most recent novel, Through the Barricades, won the SCBWI Spark Award 2017 and was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Booklife ‘Books to Watch’. Her pre-published novel, The Accidental Pirate has been chosen as the middle-grade finalist in Publisher Weekly’s Booklife Prize.

Her writing for Young Adults includes the much-loved contemporary trilogy, The Butterfly Novels: And By The Way, And For Your Information and And Actually.

Denise writes women’s fiction as Aimee Alexander including Pause to RewindThe Accidental Life of Greg Millar and All We Have Lost.

Denise is represented by the East West Literary Agency and Barry Krost Management. She is a member of the SCBWI.

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)

Denise recently featured on Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTE’s, flagship programme, Nationwide. Watch here.

Learn a little more about Denise, here in this podcast, which is part of a series called The Family of Things by Athena Media. Just click the little ‘play’ button beside Denise’s name.