For those of you who attended Penned Con 2014, you have already had the chance to meet the amazing Denise Grover Swank, but many of you may not know her story. We are extremely excited to have Denise join us as our first guest speaker in 2015. She has become a friend over the past couple of years, a mentor in ways that I’m sure she didn’t even realize and a role model to many. Selecting her to be our first guest speaker was a no brainer when we started debating who to selec…t several months back.
Thank you for being part of the Penned Con family, Denise!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten houses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.