Denika has loved writing ever since she could hold a pencil in her hand. She writes at her desk, staring out the window, imagining Elves jumping through the trees and bush-clad hills.
When she is not writing, imagining dragon adventures or immersed in her latest reading escapade, you may find her occasionally contemplating NCEA school assessments.
Over the past year, she has won and been a finalist in several youth writing competitions including being a two time finalist in the New Zealand Youth Laurate award.
She is the author of the Royal Orchid series, the first book of which was released in September 2019.