Denise is a speculative poet and science fiction writer with a special interest in how food informs character, creates conflict, and propels plot. She conducts interactive writing workshops on several topics, including world-building through the process of feeding inhabitants of speculative worlds. She is a regular guest at SF conventions because she is always willing to moderate panels. Denise is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and has published poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in journals, chapbooks, and anthologies.