Dena Higley, an Emmy award-winning writer, has been the head writer for both One Life to Live and Days of Our Lives as well as a playwright in Glendale, California. She is a graduate of the USC School of Theatre, where she studied acting under the late John Houseman. She currently resides in La Canada-Flintridge, California, with her husband of 24 years, Mark. They have four children and one grandchild. Dena is an active member of Christian Assembly Church.