Denise B. Dailey

About the author

Denise B. Dailey grew up in Brazil, the daughter of a French father and a Chilean-French mother. She moved to Montreal when she was thirteen and received a BS from altMcGill University and an MFA in writing from Columbia University.

Fluent in four languages, Denise spent much of her adult life teaching in public and private schools in the New York City area including the Diller Quaile School of Music, the Chapin School, I.S. 111 & 164. She has been proud to serve on the Boards of The Children's Storefront, The Chapin School, and Concert Artists Guild. But perhaps her most intriguing professional and personal achievement has been her ability to translate her incredibly broad travel background into teaching moments for those who will never see the ice fields of Antarctica, the most remote villages of the Amazon – or the turmoil of modern-day Pakistan. In particular, her skill in identifying and evaluating the role of women in far-flung venues gives her a platform as a travel writer and observer that even a Tocqueville, Twain or James might not be able to match.

With her husband and three children, Denise has traveled the seven continents and kept extensive journals on each of her trips. Many of these were published in the 1980s and inform her short stories and fables. She has finished her memoir, Leaving Guanabara, about her life as a child in Brazil during the Second World War.

In 2018, Denise self-published a biography of the Czech artist, Jan Emmerich ("Riko") Mikeska: Riko: Seductions of an Artist. LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

 It is available in hardback with color plates, and in paperback in black and white (except for same colored front and back covers) via: Dailey

It is also available in Kindle version via:

Her memoir, Leaving Guanabara, about her childhood life in Brazil during World War II is available via;