I grew up in St.Catharines, Ontario, where I was most often found with my nose in a book and skates on my feet. Answering the writer’s call at fifteen, I penned my first novel (about unicorns, of course) and received my first rejection letter (Berkley Publishing, nice people) to go with it.
Dreaming of a gig in advertising led to a marketing and advertising degree. It also led to a private meeting with a creative writing professor and school counselor, who both thought my term paper was a cry for help. It wasn’t, but I was pleased nonetheless.
Over twenty years later, with two successful businesses under my belt (both working with Canada’s largest book retailer), I rekindled my passion for novels. I joined a hard-core book club, published short stories and interviews, contributed to blogs, and wrote the novel A Keeper’s Truth, followed by GOT (Gift of Travel). I am presently working on the second installment in the Keeper’s series, and Meant 2 B, a crazy ghost story riddled with fate.
My husband and I currently reside in Burlington, Ontario. We are building our dream home on the shore of Lake Ontario, where we expect to watch our daughters frolic in the lake, and possibly grow four heads.
Visit me online at www.deewillson.com or on Twitter @denisewillson