Denise Hinson is a writer and educator from New Mexico. Her plays have received productions and readings in places including the Stage It! 10-Minute Play Competition, Linnell Festival of New Plays, Bottom of the Barrel Ten Minute Play Festival, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (Regional) and AACT NewPlayFest. Her novel, Shine, was recently named a finalist for the Albuquerque Museum Author Festival David Morrell Prize for Fiction. Denise is the chair of the creative writing and literature program for New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, N.M.