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Rene Denfeld

Rene Denfeld is the author of the acclaimed novels, The Enchanted and The Child Finder, as well as articles in publications such as the New York Times. Devoted to helping others, Rene works with sex trafficking victims and innocents in prison. Rene was the Chief Investigator at a public defender’s office and has worked hundreds of cases. In addition to her advocacy work, Rene has been a foster adoptive parent for twenty years, helping traumatized children heal. She will be awarded the Break The Silence Award at the 24th Annual Knock Out Abuse Gala in Washington, DC on November 22nd, in recognition for her advocacy and social justice work. Rene’s The Child Finder, inspired by her work as well as foster adoptive parenting, and explores themes of survival, resiliency, and prevention. Rene lives in Portland, Oregon, where she is the proud parent of three kids she adopted from foster care.

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