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I've been fascinated by storytelling for as long as I can remember. When I was a small boy, I discovered right away that there was power in words. When I started learning to draw my own letters with my crayons, I discovered that I had the power to share my own stories through the written word.

I've written so much that I'm proud of, but I believe my new Juniper Ascending Thriller Series is the very best yet!

You see, I grew up in a small southern town, and Juniper is a city that I constructed from memories of my own hometown and others I've visited and called home over the years as well as my dreams of what a great town would be like. Juniper is far from perfect, but in it, the good guys win--and that's much different from what I see too often in the real world. 


A lot of time has passed since I was that little kid sharing my stories with my family and my friends. But one thing hasn't changed at all: I still live for the story--I love reading those written by others, and I love putting my own out into the world and knowing that people are reading them. As Holly Robinson said in an article she wrote, "[f]or most writers, every book takes months, even years, to write. We don’t know how, or even if, that book will ever be published in the end, but something compels us to keep going. That 'something' is the reader" and "[w]e write because we want to open our hearts and share our stories with you." Writers need readers. I need you!

I live in Lake Wales, FL, with my husband, Josh (also a writer) and our adorable Eskie (American Eskimo), Flurry. As you might guess, she's just a little spoiled!

A picket-fence sort of guy, I am passionate about scenic walks and jogs around a local lake, Walt Disney World, staying healthy, reading, streaming movies and provocative TV series (especially those based on novels!), and current events.



Writers need readers! And I want to hear from you! Please message me at


Flurry, Dann and Josh's American Eskimo Dog, enjoys a pizzle stick on the couch while nearby, Dann hammers out a section for a new book.


My husband, Josh, in New York City's Central Park in 2014. We got married in New York just a few months before the US Supreme Court handed down the Obergefell ruling.


Dann Hazel is a fiction and nonfiction author whose work is inclusive of LGBTQ+ characters and themes.

Dann Hazel

PO Box 3

Babson Park, FL 33827

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Last updated August 02, 2021

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