About the Author
Denise grew up in Bendigo, Victoria and has always had a love of reading. She began general nurse training at the Northern District School of Nursing and maintained registration through many years of District, Community Health Nursing and Public Health at La Trobe University Bendigo.
Denise was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study Community Responses to Child sexual Abuse in USA and Canada, completed a Master of Health Science, Graduate Diploma in Community Health.
On relocating to Point Lonsdale she completed a Diploma in Visual Art, joined the Geelong Gallery Guides and the SpringDale Artists with whom she paints and exibits. She helped initiate and joined the Queenscliff Rip Writers with no intention other than to write for fun, until Mission: Angela came into being from writing to prompts for the next meeting. The thrill of the words taking shape into a story spurred her on.
The locations of Canberra, Melbourne, especially Geelong, Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff mentioned in the book are well known to the author. She lives in Point Lonsdale where the ever-changing moods of the Bay and ocean is loved and appreciated.