Denise is an award-winning Irish screenwriter and novelist drawn to strong, flawed female characters who grow personally through crisis. Denise has been a nurse, china restorer, pharmaceutical sales rep, PR professional, entrepreneur and college lecturer before turning to fiction. Her novels have been published by Penguin Random House, Hachette and Lake Union Publishing, and translated into German, Dutch and Turkish.
In 2019, Denise was awarded a bursary from Creative Ireland to study screenwriting, since then Denise has won several awards for her scripts. Most recently, Denise won the 2022 Pitch Film fund for THE INNKEEPER and the 2021 Screen Ireland Screenplay Development Fund for AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION.