Dena Blake grew up in a small town just north of San Francisco. Her favorite things to do growing up were playing baseball, skateboarding, and riding motorcycles.

After moving with her family to the southwest, she began creating vivid characters in her mind and bringing them to life on paper. She still writes notes old-school on paper, but mostly uses a Mac mini now.

When she’s not writing, Dena loves spending time outside soaking up every bit of sunshine she can. She is a novice vegetable gardener, would-be chef, tech nerd, and occasional auto mechanic who has a weakness for dark chocolate and a good cup of coffee. Admittedly, any cup of coffee will do.

Dena’s first novel, Where the Light Glows, is a Rainbow Award winner for Best Lesbian Debut as well as Runner Up for Best Lesbian Book and Best Lesbian Contemporary & Erotic Romance. Her third novel, A Country Girl’s Heart was a Goldie Finalist.

A few extras…

I have a hard time passing any specialty coffee shop without dropping five bucks.

My first time snow skiing, I was left at the top of a black diamond ski run in Lake Tahoe. I learned to ski on the fly by skiing from side to side all the way down. The moguls at Heavenly rock!

I swam competitively when I was a child, but then the motorcycle came along. I learned to ride when I was 11 years old.

The Sacramento Delta is where I learned how to water ski. I was thrown into the water and didn’t get back in the boat until I skied. That’s what friends are for, right?

In my company softball league, I rotated between pitcher and second base.

I’m one of those people who sings and dances in the car. Probably not in tune. 🙂