Denyse has been awarded Writers’ Residencies by the Shanghai Writers Association, The Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, and the Zvona I Nari Writers’ Retreat in Liznjan, Croatia. She has twice been appointed as Writer in Residence with Cork County Council Library Service.

In 2016, Denyse won the one-off Florida Keys Flash Fiction Award, the prize for which included a two-week residency in Ernest Heminway’s studio in Key West. Denyse was the first author since Hemingway to write there.