Denise Deegan is the best-selling author of seven contemporary novels, including her most recent series for young adults, The Butterfly Novels. The first of these, And By The Way… was published in Feb 2011. It follows the story of Alex Newman (16), a rock star’s daughter who
attends an elite Dublin school and who is angry with just about everyone.
The second in the series: And For Your Information… was published in Sept 2011 and follows the story of Alex’s friend, Sarah. The book opens with her shoplifting for the first time. And For Your Information has been shortlisted for an Irish Book Award.The third book in the series, And Actually… is an Irish bestseller. It follows the story of Alex and Sarah’s friend Rachel, who everyone thinks is the strong one, the guru. There’s a lot they don’t know.
“And For Your Information…” is heartbreaking, bittersweet, and simply spectacular.’ Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf blog.”
“This is just one of those books that really got under my skin. I just can’t stop thinking about it.’ I Want To Read That blog.”
“..What I didn’t expect was to be blown away by the storyline, and by the developments in the lives of all the characters, focusing on Sarah but not excluding Alex, Rachel, David, Mark, Louis… The novels so far would make a brilliant television mini-series.’ Chicklish blog.”
“Deegan) shows considerable insight into the minefields of adolescent friendships and knows how to keep the pages turning.’ Irish Times.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Denise’s writing has been praised for its warm, believable characters, ‘sparky’ dialogue and fast pace. An Irish writer, she has been published in the UK, Germany, Holland and Korea.Before writing, she was a check out girl, a nurse, a pharmaceutical sales rep, a lecturer, a china restorer and an entrepreneur (running her own public relations business). She contributes regularly to the media. And is still learning how to be a mother.