Denise Jendusa’s latest writing projects include the new suspense thriller, The Code Keeper’s Notebook and short stories: Among the Broken; Mother’s Hidden Room; and One Bad Ass Woman. She has written over thirty published magazine articles, served as a magazine managing editor, and taught Fine Art classes at the University of Wisconsin. Previous stories and plays include: The Night of the Russian Children; Last Letter from Julia; Souls Not Yet Lost; The Coin and the Stranger; Logan’s Crossing; Guardian of the Woods; Spring Song; Who’s Listening?; Billy’s Music Box; The Milwaukee County Healthcare Plan; The Journey from Here to There; and the children’s book, Jake and Jenna Make Believe. As a business executive, Denise has spent decades developing business and educational partnerships working as the Vice President of Programs and Services for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter, the Director of the Milwaukee County Healthcare Plan, and President of the consulting firm, Jendusa Associates. Receiving the “Paragon Award” for her outstanding community service, she has also served on numerous Blue-Ribbon committees focused on health delivery disparities and was the keynote speaker at national conferences highlighting exemplary community healthcare systems and issues framing healthcare reform. As a writer, Denise is a member of Sisters in Crime, Women’s Fiction Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America, and the Author’s Guild. Denise resides in southeastern Wisconsin with her family and writing sidekick, a precocious collie named Emmie.