Getting to Know Denise DeMarco (Contest)

Getting to Know Denise DeMarco (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Stephanie!

The first thing to know about me is that my author name is Denise DeMarco, because my “regular” name is Denise DeCrescito, and people tend to have a tough time with that. Something about the “s” and the “c” together causes a wild variety of outcomes. Using a pseudonym eliminates the problem… And saves my kids from sharing an uncommon last name with an author of kissing books. Because that could get awkward.

Growing up, I couldn’t get enough of suspense mysteries like the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books. I can still picture all the spines of those yellow and blue hardcovers filling many bookshelves in my room. Later, I discovered the steamy novels in my local library. They were the ones on the tall spinning racks not too far from the circulation desk, over by the big copy machine in the corner. Is that where they were in your library? The stories of Barbara Cartland, Joanna Lindsay, and so many more — early fuel for my romantic heart.

I’m a genealogist and a researcher. A professional communicator. A history nerd who loves miscellaneous trivia. A blogger who believes in honest emotion. A parent to three humans and a pet parent to many — some might say too, too many!

And now I’m an author of the kind of books I love to read. I’m excited to have a story included in Delilah Devlin’s Silver Soldiers: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology. Later this year, I’ll be publishing additional novels, including a romantic suspense and the start of a small-town series. I’m looking forward to sharing them all with you.

For a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, please visit either my author website ( or my nonfiction blog website ( and post here something you found on either one. For an extra entry, post something you found on each website!

About the Author

Denise DeMarco, a lifetime New York resident, often uses her knowledge of the tri-state area in her stories. A genealogist, researcher, history buff, and collector of information about anything and everything, she creates stories from the heart from all that—plus lots of imagination and iced coffee!

Her story inside Silver Soldiers: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology is “SEAL in Distress.”

While dealing with an unwanted inheritance, a former SEAL confronts his toughest battle yet against an unexpected woman…

15 thoughts on “Getting to Know Denise DeMarco (Contest)

  1. I think genealogy is really interesting. I had someone do some genealogy work on my history and it was so interesting what they found. I like Em Petrova’s books, too. I haven’t read Dirty Justice yet.

  2. Genealogy is awsome. I was adopted and have found my biological parents. I know have a family tree. The journey has been very interesting learning about my history.

  3. Scavenger Hunt awesome idea. Also find genealogy is very interesting.

  4. I am loving the idea of a book themed scavenger hunt.

    An interesting playlist.

  5. Iced coffee for you, I entered the treasure hunt. You always have interesting content and fun contests.

  6. Great to meet you, Denise! I love that your author site includes posts that help newer romance readers get their bearings! The romance community is a big one and can seem daunting, so it’s great to see another friendly introduction to some of its glories! And I love that you pursued an MFA when you determined to write romance! Making sure you’re doing your absolute best!

  7. And what a great job with frominhere! Love the mix of topics and seeing some of your playlist! A fun way to explore a variety of perspectives!

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