Tourism for Broken Hearts

The seven stories in Tourism for Broken Hearts examine the toll travel takes on relationships. In "The Night Cat" a young tourist experiments with graffiti. Marriages are tested in "Second Honeymoon," "Circling the Drain," and "Dead End." "Tourism for Broken Hearts" mark the end of relationships. "The Baths" and "Six Hours in Santorini," explores the sexuality of suburban soccer moms.

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About Danielle Dreger

Danielle wears many (baseball) hats. By day she is a teen librarian north of Seattle, by night she is the writer of gritty and witty stories set in the humid hell of Central Florida.

Danielle spent her formative years in the Tampa Bay Area driving into neighborhood signs, breaking curfew, and writing bad poetry before moving to Boston to become a librarian. She now hangs her Tampa Bay Rays hat in Seattle.

Danielle is also a avid baseball fan, lazy gardener, occasional swimmer, and voracious reader. Sleeping is her superpower. When not doing any of the above, Danielle is chasing around her tiny tornado, BB, who has inherited her bad decision-making and good storytelling genes.

Before devoting her professional life to writing and reading and libraries, Danielle worked as a secretary, florist assistant, camp counselor, college radio DJ and station manager, bookseller, house cleaner, blogger, and travel writer. She was previously the Seattle Books Examiner for Examiner.com and is a current contributor to NICU Family Voices (the official blog for Hand to Hold). Her short stories and essays can be found in Cleaver Magazine, The Dime Show Review, Creative Truth Journal , 200cc’s, Pinch Journal, The Offbeat, and Fiction Fix.

Her first YA novel, Secret Heart was published in 2016. She is also the author of Bad at Love, The Ten Fantastic Fails of Rory O'Leary, Tourism for Broken Hearts: Stories, and the upcoming collection, Stalking Mr. Right: Poems and Stories from the Archives of an Elder Millennial.

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