Denise Roig moved to Montreal from Los Angeles in 1989 when her twelve-year-old daughter Ariel convinced her they should run away so Ariel could join the circus. Ariel went to study with Montreal's Cirque du Soleil and Denise has been living in Montreal ever since. Denise is also the author of A Quiet Night and a Perfect End, a short-story collection that found critical favour when it came out in 1995 and again in 2000 when it was translated in French as Le Vrai Secret du bonheur. CBC Radio's "Between the Covers" broadcast selections from A Quiet Night and a Perfect End in the fall of 2003. Denise still lives in Montreal, where she is working on her next book, Butter Cream: A Year in a Montreal Pastry School, and teaches journalism at Concordia University.
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