She has lived in Eugene for over thirty years, which is amazing since she moved every three years of her childhood when her father was employed by the U.S. Navy. In 2008, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of Oregon.
Denise has had a variety of jobs in her lifetime including line cook, math tutor, cookware demonstrator, contact lens manufacturing, assistant manager of a cigar store, and professor of mathematics.
Denise is happily married to her wife. She enjoys singing in her church choir, at the top of her lungs in the car, as well as the occasional karaoke night. She is an avid reader of biographies, historical fiction, true crime, and urban fantasy.