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Speaker Profile - Denise Vega


Region: Rocky Mountain (Colorado/Wyoming)
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in the world
Skype Visit: Yes
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
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Denise Vega writes for children through teens. Her first published novel, CLICK HERE (To Find Out How I Survived Seventh Grade), was a bestselling title for the Scholastic Book Fairs/Clubs, won the Colorado Book Award for Young Adult Literature, and was a 2008 Louisiana Reader’s Choice Nominee. The follow up to Click Here - ACCESS DENIED (and other eighth grade error messages) - was a finalist for the Colorado Top Hand Award. FACT OF LIFE #31 won the the Colorado Book Award and the Colorado Top Hand Award for Young Adult Lit and ROCK ON was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. She also has published BUILD A BURRITO (a toddler counting book), and GRANDMOTHER, HAVE THE ANGELS COME? (a picture book), which was an Américas Award Commended Title, winner of the 2009 Living In Color Literary Award for best Children’s picture book, as well as a Colorado Book Award winner for Children’s Literature and winner of the Colorado Top Hand Award for Children’s Book-length Fiction. Her picture book, IF YOUR MONSTER WON'T GO TO BED won the 2018 Crystal Kite Award for the Southwest region. Denise is a former Co-Regional Advisor of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI, currently RA Emeritus and is on faculty at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, teaching classes on children's books and the Regis University Mile High MFA in Creative Writing Program, mentoring authors of young adult lit (both in Denver, CO). She also developed and taught on online course for the University of Denver's Professional Writing masters program. She lives in Denver with her family.

Presentation Description:

I offer a variety of presentations for kids from toddler to teen, including following instructions with the award-winning picture book If Your Monster Won't Go To Bed, writing and revising using my novels, including my “blog” books—Click Here and Access Denied—and my teen novels Fact of Life #31 and Rock On.

I also provide hands-on writing workshops, workshops on giving and receiving feedback on your work, Skype visits and more! Please visit my website to download my brochure, fees, and suggestions for paying for an author visit and how to have a successful visit!

In addition, I offer classes (both in-person) and online for writers wanting to improve their craft.