About: Denise Laidler

Denise Laidler is a Jamaican born, New York based culture and travel writer and communication consultant. She is Founder and Creative Director of GoldenPen Ink communication , a boutique communication firm. She is responsible for crafting and creating compelling, strategic content development, and multimedia . She has been lead and feature writer for a variety of magazines on national and international news, healthcare, small business and career & lifestyle stories. A prolific and dynamic blogger for travel and personal finance stories with targeted postings on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Laidler has a ten-year track record of targeted communications in healthcare, pharmaceuticals, small business, finance, media, law and academia. She has written for Huffington PostBlackVoices, Black Enterprise magazine, Essence magazine and theroot.com. Clients and projects have included FedEx, Bank of America; Jamaica Tourist Board; the Rockefeller Foundation, GMC Advertising, Louisiana’s Office of the Lt. Governor; Fast Company; Time Warner Inc. and Vogue.com. Her fiction has been featured in the Caribbean Writer Vol. 27 and awarded the anthology's David Hough Literary Prize to a Caribbean author for her short story Where Dreams Die, an excerpt from her debut novel Journey to Land of Look Behind. Laidler is a graduate of New York University with a B.A. in Political Science and English and has a Master’s degree in International Communication from American University’s School of International Service. Fiction Writing is her passion and Journey to Land of Look Behind is her first novel. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and angel of a daughter. She is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French.

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