About me

  “If you wish to be a writer; write!” – Epictetus the Greek philospher

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denise ditto satterfield

I agree 100% with Epictetus so in June 2011, after 25 + years at the same job, I decided to take a leap of faith, quit the safety of a “regular” job, and pursue a full-time career in writing.  You see, writing was a passion that I rediscovered after enrolling into college many, many, many years after graduating from highschool.  I’ve always heard, it’s never too late.  Well, it’s not!  So, after 10 years of studying, I reaped the rewards of hard work and determination and received a degree in Professional Writing.  Today, graduation day remains on my Top 10 List of Happiest Days of My Life.

When I think about writing, I get happy.  My brain kicks into overdrive and the ideas flow freely like Niagara Falls!  That’s what brings me here!

My main writing focus is Children’s Books – all categories of Children’s Books – Picture Books, Early Reader Chapter Books, and Middle Grade Books.  You can see what I’m working on by clicking the WORKS IN PROGRESS tab above.  My first children’s book released March 2016 titled, “Batina’s Best First Day.”  It is the first in, “The Tooth Collector Fairies Series.”  It was picked up by Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center and is being made into a musical to be performed by children ages 7-14.  It will premier KVPAC which is located in Katy, Texas, October 21 & 22.  After the performance, it will be cataloged and become available for performed anywhere in the United States.  You can learn more about this book on The Tooth Collector Fairies website.


I also write short stories, essays, and blog.  I have a Writer’s Blog which you can click here or the above link to visit.  I p0st a variety of articles about things that interest me on this blog site.

In addition, I have several other blogs.  A movie blog called The Ditto Review, Play it Again Sam, and I recently launched The Ditto Book Review , a book review blog.


I also write a motorcycle tips and trips guide for women blog called Motorcycle Momma Blog.  It includes instructional video clips, as well.


These blogs can be accessed through this website by clicking the OTHER BLOGS tab at the top of this page or by clicking the above related icons.

On a personal note, I am happily married to my husband Frank. We live with our furry companions, Jak Tuff Kat and his new side kick, Jillian Bean.  Our cat son Junior Bunior a/k/a Boo passed away at the early age of 4.  He was born with a hole in his heart that could not be repaired.  Although his life was short, he brought us great joy.  We also have 4 grown kids and 7 grandkids.  For excitement, my husband and I travel all over the country on our motorcycles, when we’re not chillin’ at the beach in Port Aransas, TX.

This website is always a work in progress …


20 responses to “About me

  1. I love your blog and can’t wait to read more. I am excited for you and pray that God will bless your EVERY effort. Luv ya! Marion Logan

  2. Marguerite

    Love it! Keep up the good work!
    Love you!

  3. Melody (Sissy Mayfield) Ryno

    So exciting!! Blessings, Melody (Sissy)

  4. Desi and Mary

    Great job Denise, Mary and I like it is really interesting.
    Desi and Mary.

  5. Cajun & Cindy

    Wonder Woman, Love your blogs! Just found them. You are a true renaissance woman.
    Love Sis
    Cajun & CC

  6. This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
    I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your wonderful post. Also, I’ve shared your site in my social networks!

  7. Just curious if you would be married to a Frank Satterfield that went to Wofford College in 1964? If so, he may remember a classmate, Louie Townes Rawls Jr. from Columbia, SC . I know this is probably not a great way to make a request but just trying to find research on my father, Louie Townes Rawls, Jr. My mother told me Frank and Townes were friends during this time. I never knew my father.

  8. Vicki Pepper

    Denise, This is so amazing. I can’t wait to buy your book for me and my granddaughter. Congratulations! You rock my friend.

  9. Hey Cajun and CC, We are excited! The wait now is getting the illustrations back from the illustrator. We hope it’s not too long. After the book is bound, there will be a pre-release to critics to comment and rate. After that, wa-la … we should have a book. You and CC will for sure get an autographed copy.

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