Denise has been writing for kids and teachers for more than 20 years, and has worked on games, toys, workbooks, educational software, and more. In recent years she’s gotten help and inspiration from her two educational consultants, who are eight and five. She drew on personal experience for some of the Hot Dots®; Jr. storybooks. She loves camping, but has as much trouble packing as the two friends in Ace and Kat Go Camping. And, like Ace and Kat, she’s had her share of undersea adventures, but all the sharks she’s met have been friendly.