Denise Wallace is an American author and story analyst. Her debut true crime book, Daddy’s Little Secret, is about the murder of her father, Wesley Wallace in Palm Beach, Florida.
In an attempt to understand the tragedy and cope with her feelings of grief, Denise completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting at the University of California, Los Angeles. Once there, she also took additional film classes, such as How to Write a Thriller, The Art of Pitching, Television Writing, and The Fundamentals of Comedy. Denise simultaneously attended the ImprovOlympic on Hollywood Boulevard, where she also studied television writing. The IO theater is considered to be the premier venue for long-form improvisational performances by talent such as the cast members of Saturday Night Live.
Meanwhile, Denise read a slew of true crime books by legendary authors such as Ann Rule and Aphrodite Jones.
Eventually she sat down and wrote Daddy’s Little Secret in an advanced novel writing class at UCLA under the tutelage of the esteemed novelist, Dan Fante. Dan sadly passed away later that year. Denise is currently working on a screenplay based on the story of her father’s murder, which has garnered interest from television networks. A second book called Faces of Connie Rider about a kidnapping in Mexico is also in the works.
Denise is an APF 2010 California State Powerlift Champion and an APF 2009 Golden State Powerlift Champion. She grew up in South Florida and currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where she evaluates scripts and manuscripts for their potential as feature films, TV series, and books. She also writes development notes for writers and producers to help them make their stories better.