- Date of birth: June 24, 1962
- Born: in Medford, Oregon, The United States.
- Description: Denette Fretz is the author of two critically acclaimed "love your neighbor" picture books— PIRATES ON THE FARM and CONRAD AND THE COWGIRL NEXT DOOR. Her third book, I WANT YOUR SMILE, CROCODILE will be released in April, 2018. Fretz also loves teaching elementary art and music in Southern Oregon.