Denise Pattiz Bogard

Denise Pattiz Bogard, author of the forthcoming AFTER ELISE (Ardent Writer Press, August 2018)   and THE MIDDLE STEP (High Hill Press, fall 2015), has been writing professionally for more than 40 years. Her award-winning fiction and non-fiction have been published in, among others, The Oklahoma Literary Review, Newsweek, Lady’s Circle, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Teacher Magazine, and two of her essays have been anthologized. Over the years she has been a journalist, a co-founding public relations partner, a certified secondary English/writing teacher, the founder of St. Louis Writers Workshop, and a novelist. Denise lives in St. Louis with her husband.

AFTER ELISE has been named a finalist in the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Contest, novel category.