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K. L. Denman

KL Denman

K.L. Denman began writing Young Adult fiction after reading the books of some talented authors and discovering the wonders of this fascinating genre. Her own children were teens at the time and between them, their friends, and her own memories, inspiration was plentiful.  She was born in Calgary, Alberta and spent most of her childhood there in a house near the open prairie. She loved reading, writing, animals, being outdoors and music. Her teen years passed in Delta, BC, although summers found her back in Alberta, working on a ranch. She was disappointed to find she’d grown up too late to be a hippy and was puzzled over the decision of what she should "be". Early adult years were a time for working, traveling and studying favorite things like Literature, Fine Arts, Philosophy and Creative Writing. She married, had two wonderful children, and spent a respectable amount of time being practical. (Ex: She got over the hippy miss.) Her early loves persisted and eventually one dared to suggest that she take it seriously and be a Writer. She listened, and as life allowed (in the uneven way it tends to do), she wrote for both younger and older readers.

c/o Writers' Union of Canada


Battle of the Bands. 2006, Orca Book Publishers
Mirror Image. 2007, Orca Book Publishers
Rebel's Tag. 2007, Orca Book Publishers
The Shade. 2008, Orca Book Publishers
Spiral. 2008, Orca Book Publishers
Me, Myself and Ike. 2009, Orca Book Publishers
Stuff We All Get. 2011, Orca Book Publishers
Agent Angus. 2012, Orca Book Publishers
Destination Human. 2013, Orca Book Publishers
Quiz Queens. 2017, Orca Book Publishers
Faster Than Truth. 2019, Crwth Press
Coming Back. 2019, Orca Book Publishers
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