D.E. Haggerty (aka Dena) was born and raised in the US but considers herself a Dutchie. After a stint in the U.S. Army, she escaped the US to join her husband in Holland. She fled Holland over ten years ago when she couldn't stand being a lawyer for one single second more. Turns out B&B owner in Germany didn't do it for her either. When the hubby got a job in Istanbul, she jumped ship and decided to give this whole writer thing a go. She's now back in Holland, which she considers home. Sorry, Mom.