Denise Deegan, an award-winning, internationally bestselling author.

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Bestselling Author

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.

The Prince and the Pea

A fairy-tale retelling of The Princess and the Pea to make you smile at life and believe in true love.


Through the Barricades

She was willing to sacrifice everything for her country. He was willing to sacrifice everything for her.


The Butterfly Novels

Alex, Sarah and Rachel – friends through it all – love, loss, therapy, pregnancy, Who said growing up was easy?


Books for Adults

Denise writes best-selling novels for adults under the pen name Aimee Alexander. As with all her stories, they feature ordinary people facing extraordinary situations.