A force of nature on Earth,

human, lover, or even a ghost.


Denae Terese Hintze is a writer and photographer based in Illinois. She is a linguist and publisher who uses creative logic to complement the complexity of the mind and heart. Striving through transformation and adaptivity, she became drawn to the healing of words and magic of imagination. She sees potential that shines brighter than the defaults of this reality, and spends her time trying to become how it makes her feel. When Denae isn’t busy changing her part of the world, she can be found traveling and embracing what the current moment has to offer.

"To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing:

that is enough for one man's life."

- T.S. Eliot

"As daylight burns daylight,

I will dream myself into something new"

- d.terese

The Journey


"This relatable collection is honest in a refreshing way that will resonate with adult readers from many walks of life. With messages of self-resilience and moving through heartache to the other side, Letters From Gardenia is sure to inspire those who are navigating hardships of their own."

- Lisa Quinn

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