DENISE GANLEY is a graduate of the Your Novel Year program from Arizona State University’s Piper Center for Creative Writing and has a Certificate in Creative Writing from Phoenix College. She has also spent some time with the Bestseller Experiment Academy and Storyteller Academy.
Denise is an active member, and former President, of the Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime. She is also a member of SCBWI.
Her supernatural short story “The Relic Expert” placed as a semifinalist in the 2011 Faulkner Wisdom Contest and with Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest 80th Annual Writing Competition (Mainstream/Literary Category).
Denise helps writers tell their stories by serving as a freelance Beta Reader. She’s the creator and host of The Heart-Shaped Books Podcast which was deemed “a literary lovefest” by Phoenix Magazine. Denise loves inclusive, cross-genre stories and is currently hard at work finishing her first novel.
All that is well and good, but this is what makes Denise tick:
Vegan. Life-long Wonder Woman fan. Addicted to peanut butter smoothies and fried rice. Speaker of Blarney. Street art photographer. Guardian of high-maintenance cats. Pluviophile. Fat tire bike rider.