Denise Dowling Mortensen




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Denise Dowling Mortensen is the author of five picture books: Good Night Engines, Wake Up Engines, a board book/flip book of both Good Night Engines and Wake Up Engines, Ohio Thunder and Bug Patrol (all published by HMHCO). While listening to bedtime stories as a young girl she developed a passion for words, especially lyrical verse.

She studied Journalism in college and went on to work at CBS News and the Conde Nast Publications. While raising her five children, she freelanced as a copy editor and proofreader. When her youngest child was a baby, she began writing books for young children.

Now, when she's not writing, reading, knitting, collecting vintage picture books, eating ice cream, or traveling, she works as a Library/Media Assistant i
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Average rating: 3.62 · 388 ratings · 87 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
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Good Night Engines

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“I've never met a bug that hasn't made me jump.”
Denise Dowling Mortensen, Bug Patrol

“The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children. ”
Jim Henson

“It takes a very long time to become young.”
Pablo Picasso

“When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

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Want to know more about my picture books and why I write? Join the excitement as my newest release, Bug Patrol, hits bookstores on Feb. 12!



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