12311142_10153749813249049_2608482417758601851_nYou will know me as Denny B. Reese.

I grew up in Whitby ON, nestled between the mystery of Toronto and the perseverance of Oshawa, as I saw it.

My love of the fantasy genre grew as I read the work of authors including Tamora Pierce, Emily Rodda, Mary Stanton, Holly Black, and Jonathan Stroud.

I like to describe my creative style as a blend of fantasy realism that uses fantastic elements to emphasize social issues, moral dilemmas, and existential questions. I have been told that I can convey a lot of meaning in a short amount of space.

English was one of my worst subjects, but this challenge only made the idea of writing more exciting. In grade twelve I decided that English was the subject for me and after my graduation I entered the Bachelor of English program at Nipping University. My style and ability to craft literature improved as I was exposed to a variety of texts, but I struggled with my identity as a writer. Many of the early stories I wrote were written without structure which made it very difficult to smooth them out. I was also dumbly concerned that most of my writing was taken up by dialogue when other books focused on description.

Now I know that for me writing isn’t about a continuous flow of words. Writing is writing the first chapter, stopping to consider, writing down bullet points about what could happen next, expanding the points, and then taking a break to consider how my characters are feeling and how the world will be constructed. It is a lengthy process, but the years of writing are more than worth it.

Social Media (catch me if you can)

  1. DeviantArt (You may find me lurking here.)
  2. Denny B. Reese Facebook (I post book stuff here.)
  3. Tiina Vilu Facebook (I post about my life.)
  4. Tumbler (I like, but it never ends.)
  5. Twitter (My random thoughts.)