Denise Ditto, a native Texan, is a freelance writer who loves writing for children. Her debut children’s chapter book titled, The Tooth Collector Fairies: Batina’s Best First Day was released March 2016. It has received 5-Star Reviews from Readers Favorite and is currently on the short list in the Chanticleer Book Review Contest in its division-Little Peeps (winner to be announced April 2017.) She started working on The Tooth Collector Fairies series in 2012.
Denise also enjoys writing about a variety of other topics, often focusing on recollections from her childhood and growing up in Houston. Her short story The Art of Ironing was published in OMG, That Woman!, a woman’s fiction anthology released in April 2013.
In addition to writing for children, Denise is the Executive Director of the Houston Writers HOUSE. She is also an active member in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) since 2012 and VP of Arrangements for the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) – Woven Express Network.
Denise graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston—Downtown with a degree in professional writing. She published two short stories in the university’s literary magazine, The Bayou Review, and won first place in the creative-writing contest for her short story Summer Breeze.
On a personal note, Denise is happily married to her husband, Frank Satterfield. They have four children and seven grandchildren. The couple lives in Montgomery, Texas, with their two furry companions, Jak Tuf Kat and Jillian Bean.