Denise Santomauro is a writer, performer, editor, and teaching artist. She has contributed content to several blogs, been published in the Dear Sister anthology, developed plays and scenes for young people through her work with theatre programs, and written middle grade and young adult novels. In addition to acting in plays, she has been seen on stage in live lit shows around the city telling embarrassing stories from her life. As an educator, she has taught fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting classes, and explores the performing arts with young people as a way to help them tell their stories. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is an editor with Angelella Editorial. You can find out more about her at denisesantomauro.com.