'A Healing Angel' is an example of the way songwriters sometimes become vehicles for messages that need to get through. In the fall of 2004, Denise had a phrase come to mind, which quickly expanded into a set of lyrics. The music immediately followed and 'A Healing Angel' was born. This could have been the end of the story, but there was more. A week later, a co-worker suffered a tragic family loss and Denise thought that sending the words or a simple tape of the song might be of comfort. But that idea was quickly replaced with another - to involve other colleagues in the project to make it more of a gift on behalf of the staff. Within weeks, Charlie Mingoia, Matt Zebrowski and Bill Davis came on board, the song was recorded and presented to their bereaved co-worker. Immediately after, the CD single 'took off', selling 200 copies within a month! People are buying it for themselves, but also as a gift of comfort to send to others as they would a sympathy, get-well or encouragement type of 'greeting' card. Denise is a native of New York, where she lives with her family. She was fortunate to grow up in a family where music was a part of her daily life. Denise's interest in music was always supported and she received her first guitar at age 11. As an adult, she became a regular on the Coffee House and open mic circuit. She is also privileged to share her love of music with children as an elementary school music teacher. It is her great joy to be able to touch people with her music. You are invited to check out her full-length CD, 'Inspired', also here on CD Baby.