This is that page that’s all about me – snore. But I know some people like to know so here goes…
I always wanted to be a writer and I always wrote but I started out writing a lot of magazine articles, computer books, and other stuff like that for adults to help keep our family in toilet paper and chocolate chip cookies.
Then, in about 1998, things began looking up and I was able to devote my free time to writing what I really wanted to write–underwear labels. Just kidding. I really wanted to write books for kids. So I started. But right about then, we had our third kid–Rayanne. So I often had to stop in mid-sentence to change a diaper or make sure someone wasn’t creating their latest work of art on the wall–out of oatmeal.
Where It All Began
Well, let’s see, it started when I was a baby. I wrote about burps and poop and getting my first tooth.
Okay. Maybe I didn’t really write anything when I was a baby. But I would have if I could have.
When I was in kindergarten, my parents sent me to a special art class where I made a clay turtle and other things (that’s me in the class, painting). I liked art but found out I liked writing better. I wrote and illustrated my first book when I was around 12 years old, The Laziness of Peter Rabbit
Anytime we did a special project at school, I chose to write, including a newspaper that discussed Huckleberry Finn and a play about the Pullman railway car. When we were learning about Vienna, Austria in grade school, I wrote the words to a song for part of a report (but my partner sang it because I can’t carry a tune worth pinto beans).I also wrote a really bad novel when I was 15. It was exciting to type 144 pages, especially the last page where I wrote THE END.
If you want to find out what I’m up to now, check out the Blab-o-Denise—my online journal.
FAQs About Me
Click the link below for common questions about me and my answers – these are things you might include in a book report or if you’re just interested in stuff about me (like my fave color, food, etc).
FYI, stay tuned for animation videos starring Kaysa, the Cheese Hater. The first video will be about my famous Cheese Rant. You may want to subscribe to my blog or texts to be one of the first to hear about it!
Click here to see some of the concerts I’ve been to over the years along with some pictures and interesting trivia.
Here’s some pix and images, mostly related to writing, but some that are just fun – like me in various Halloween costumes. Enjoy!