In 1944 Denise received Associate degree (cum laude) at Northern Virginia Community College.
Denise Vitola devoted her career fully to writing and editing of books. She has been an editor and creative writing teacher for 30 years, helping many wannabe writers to find publishing success. She tailors writing lessons based on what the author needs to learn to improve his current manuscript. Denise was also the Editor-in-Chief of the Emporium Gazette, an ezine devoted to the art and craft of writing.
Moreover, she is the author of a young adult horror novel published by Scholastic Inc. Her work is represented in anthologies, including Realms of Infamy. She is also a contributor to magazines, including Amazing Stories.
On February 1, 1980 Denise married Gregory Vitola.