Denise Dufala is an Emmy-award-winning journalist who spent 30 years as a news anchor and reporter at the CBS affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. She also wrote a page 2 column for the Sunday edition of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Denise is a member of the Ohio Radio-Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. She is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI). In 2017, Denise teamed up with Values-In-Action Foundation to become National Program Ambassador for their school-based anti-bullying program, Be Kind(TM) STICK TOGETHER.(TM) Denise is known for her work with children and charities. She regularly volunteers for The Make-A-Wish Foundation, and sings in her church choir. Bomba the Brave is Denise's first book. It is based on a story she wrote in the first grade, as a student of Mrs. Kathy Fish. Denise resides in Cleveland, Ohio with her husband Ed and their son, James, who created the first illustration of Bomba.