DM Denton is a native of Western New York. She finds her voice in poetry and prose, in silence and retreat, in truth and imagination. Through observation and study, inspired by music, art, nature and the contradictions of the creative spirit, she loves to wander into the past to discover stories of interest and meaning for the present, writing from her love of language and the belief that what is left unsaid is the most affecting of all.
Her educational journey took her to a dream-fulfilling semester at Wroxton College, Oxfordshire, England, and she stayed in the UK for sixteen years--in a yellow-stoned village with thatched cottages, duck pond, and twelfth century church and abbey turned Jacobean manor house. She lived, for better or worse, right off the pages of Fielding, the Brontës, Austin, Hardy, DH Lawrence, and even Dickens, surrounded by the beautiful hills, woods and fields of the Oxfordshire countryside, and all kinds of colorful characters. This truly turned out to be a life-changing experience that resonates in her personal and professional endeavors to this day.
She returned to the US in 1990, to a rural area of Western New York State where she still resides in a cozy log cabin, caring for her mother and a multitude of cats.
Her first novel, A House Near Luccoli, is about an unexpected intimacy with the legendary if now rather obscure 17th century Italian composer Alessandro Stradella. The sequel set in late Restoration England, To A Strange Somewhere Fled, has also been published by All Things That Matter Press. Both are available in Paperback, Kindle and Audio Book editions. DM Denton has also published several Kindle short stories and an illustrated flower book, A Friendship with Flowers, and is currently working on a novel about Anne Brontë, the younger sister of Charlotte and Emily Brontë.
DM Denton also is an artist and has done the illustrations for the covers of her own novels and others, as well as interior illustrations. Please visit her website: http://www.dmdenton-author-artist.com/ and blog: http://bardessdmdenton.wordpress.com/