Her first novel, The Enchanted, will be published by HarperCollins in March 2014.
In addition to her writing career, Rene Denfeld is a licensed investigator who specializes in death penalty work. She is known for her diligent, informed and in-depth investigations. Rene has extensive training and experience in subjects including FASD, drug effects and cognitive impairments. Part of this training and experience has come about in her 15 years of experience as a certified foster and adoptive parent. Her many credentials include a certification in medically fragile infants, participation in the Presidential Commission on Mental Retardation, and previous membership in the New York Academy of Sciences.
Rene Denfeld lives in North Portland. She is the mother of three children she adopted from state foster care.