About Denise

denisecolourDenise Deegan 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 both adults and teenagers. Her novels have been published by Penguin, Random House, Hachette and Lake Union Publishing. Writing under the pen name Aimee Alexander, Denise’s contemporary family dramas have become international best-sellers on Kindle.

Denise’s most recent novel,  Through the Barricades, won the SCBWI Spark Award 2016.

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 & DDW

Denise having lunch with one of her favourite people, her agent, Deborah Warren.

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 denisedeeganblog (at) gmail (dot) com

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.


3 thoughts on “About Denise

  1. Hello Denise (and Joe). I’ve just met you on Killiney Hill, with my sister. And she heard you were a novelist and won the bet as well. And there was I saying I didn’t like fiction!! Of course I do……..Lovely to meet you both, Dómhnall Casey

  2. Pingback: Published every way: An interview with author Denise Deegan | Sandra Hutchison

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