Denise Gwen

Denise Gwen

One night, when Denise Gwen was thirteen years old, her mother kept her up half the night, in order to edify her and make her aware of the many charms and talents of Jane Austen.

Her mother then proceeded to act out key scenes from a copy of Emma, which her mother then presented to her as a gift. Denise read Emma and didn’t really ‘get’ Jane Austen. Not right away, in any event. It wasn’t until she read Pride and Prejudice, that Denise finally ‘got’ Jane Austen, and instantly became a convert and worshipful admirer of all things Austen.

Denise hopes that one day her writing will reach the same sublime level as a Jane Austen novel; all she can do in the meantime, however, is continue to work at her craft.

Denise Gwen lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two cats, one of whom is an excellent mouser, the other one, not so much. The cat, you know.


Maddie wants to get her father out of the deep carbonite freeze that Ezekiel, the warlock of Salem Castle, has imprisoned him into.

Maddie, her mother, her nana, and her sister, flee in the dark of night and find a temporary home in an abandoned nursing home in the sleepy burg of Batavia, Ohio.

As Maddie works on ways to rescue her father, she is besieged with problems of her own. The nursing home is haunted, and Maddie is attacked first by a horde of mice, then by poisonous spiders. What is going on?

And what will it take to get Maddie’s family back together?

Publishing Info
Release Date: May 31, 2015
Publisher: Clean Reads
ISBN-13: 978-1621354239

Judging Rachel

Rachel Levange is dreading the upcoming holidays, as it will mark the first season without her parents. Then, on top of all that, she gets involved in a car accident and breaks her leg.

Can her life get any worse? Well, yeah.

She’s a recent law school grad, jerking lattes at Starbucks. But then she meets Mike McCafferty, a handsome lawyer who has his own secret sorrows. He’s about to become a federal judge and he offers Rachel a clerkship. As Rachel and Mike get to know one another, and learn of each other’s secret pasts, they discover how important it is not to judge.

But will it be enough to sustain their love?

Publishing Info
Release Date: August 8, 2014
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
ISBN-10: 1619355469
ISBN-13: 978-1619355460

The Heartbalm Effect

Recent medical school grad Rachel Levange is treating her one-year residency at the clinic in Gnometown, Alaska, strictly as a step on her way to success at the Mayo Clinic. But she doesn’t count on Dr. Paul Livingston, who considers the hardscrabble clinic as his calling. He falls for the sultry brunette and longs to keep her at his clinic . . . and in his bed. But when the Mayo Clinic comes a calling, Rachel has a difficult decision to make. Does she choose her career . . . or her heart?

Publishing Info
Release Date: October 10, 2017
Publisher: Barone Literary Agency