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When Deni was in the third grade, she wrote her first story, THE PENCIL WHO GREW UP TO BE A STUB. Although the assignment was to write a one-page story, using an ink pen, Deni wrote a five-page story, first-person...and she used a pencil.
Years later, after Deni had enjoyed a short-lived singing career, a teaching stint at Flushing High School (NY), and a career as an extra for Paramount, she played a combination Brenda Starr-Bob Woodward for a Texas newspaper. Having re-developed her love for writing, Deni sat at her typewriter, flexed her fingers, and pounded out the first book in her first mystery series, THROW DARTS AT A CHEESECAKE - inspired by her part-time job as a Weight Watchers lecturer. In the Walker (then Worldwide) mystery novel, diet club members are getting killed off at goal weight and eating as if their very lives depended on it. The second book in the series, BEAT UP A COOKIE, revolves around a group of M*A*S*H* addicts and is deciated to Alan Alda.
Switching to a computer, Deni wrote "the book of her heart", a generational saga that encompasses the Cripple Creek gold rush, the Ludlow Massacre, and Colorado's silent film industry. Published by a regional press, THE RAINBOW'S FOOT is being scripted for a TV mini-series.
Deni hit the bestseller list with the first in her second series, FOOTPRINTS IN THE BUTTER, an Ingrid Beaumont Mystery co-starring Hitchcock the Dog. A percentage of the profits from that book have been donated to Canine Companions, an organization that trains dogs to help the handicapped.
Married to fellow author, Gordon Aalborg, whom she met on-line through a writers loop, Deni, with Gordon, collaborated on a romantic suspense, FINDING BESS, and moved to Vancouver Island.
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