LWN is buzzing about writing group member Denis J. Underwood. Denis has been with the group since September 2007, and his dedication and enthusiasm have brought immeasurable value to LWN. This month, Denis' story, "Fractured Memories of Hope," is featured in the spring issue of The First Line, which is available for purchase online and at Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago.
Denis was born in Houston, Texas and raised in the United States and France. The product of a father born in Southern Ohio and a mother hailing from French-Algeria, he grew up spending summers in the wilds of Ohio as well as abroad. Some of his earliest memories are of candlelit dinners in France where master storytellers delivered family chronicles of North Africa.
Denis has written short stories, a screenplay, and he is currently working on completing his first novel. His full-length feature film "Grave Matters" (featured on the Sundance Channel's "24 Frames News") has been in post-production for a few years too many. When he and his childhood friends reunited to make the film, they had no idea how difficult it would be to complete. Whenever possible, Denis enjoys going fly-fishing and experiencing the beautiful places the sport takes him.
Denis’ fiction has appeared in The Paumanok Review, 55 Words, and La Fenêtre, and his chapbook, "Carolina," was published by Wind River Press. LWN is proud to have Denis as a member, and we congratulate him for his many successes.