Denise Ogilvie

Denise Ogilvie (homegrown hobsons bay writer photo).jpgDenise Ogilvie is an Altona resident. From 1989 to 2014 Denise worked as a Librarian at Williamstown Library, and later Hobsons Bay Libraries.

Denise enjoys writing short, fictionalised stories about growing up during the 1950's and 1960's.
In her other persona as Isabel Ogilvie, Denise has published a children's fantasy novel, The Luchair Stones. Published by Phoenix Yard Books in London, the book has launched in the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States.

Denise's most recent short story, ‘Fetes des Ramparts’ was longlisted for the Evesham Festival of Words short story competition.

Life in, and connection to, Hobsons Bay

Denise has lived in Altona for most of her life. For many years Denise worked at Hobsons Bay Libraries and from 2004 to 2009 managed Walker Close Community Centre and Seabrook Community Centre. She attended Altona Primary School and Altona HIgh School as have her four children and two of her grandchildren.


  • Short Story 'Endless Summer' in Bravo (2009) Veterans Affairs DepartmentShort Story 'At the close of Summer' (2010) Williamstown Literary Festival anthology
  • 'The Luchair Stones' (2014) Phoenix Yard Books (under the pen name of Isabel Ogilvie)
Luchair Stones.jpg


  • 2012 'Of Summers Long Gone' shortlisted for the Ada Cambridge Prize, Williamstown Literary Festival
  • 2010 'At the close of summer' highly commended in the Torquay Froth and Bubble Literary Festival