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PO BOX 32005,


Lower Hutt

A Bit About Me

PO BOX 32005, Maungaraki, Lower Hutt, 5010

Denika is a young author living in Wellington, New Zealand. She has an unrelenting passion for fantasy and dystopian writing. 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.

She published her debut novel Royal Orchid, The Death-Hunters, in October 2019 when she was 15. She is the author of the Royal Orchid series and The Last Kingdom. TIME Glitch is the first in the Agents of TIME series.

Over the past few years, 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 2018. Denika was a finalist in the Best New Talent category for the Sir Julius Vogel Awards in 2020.

About Denika: About Me
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