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.

Where to find Danielle Dreger online


Bad at Love
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,490. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Lexi Hamilton and Erin Burton are rival DJs. When Oak Bluff High’s administration decides to sell the radio station, Lexi and her friends fight back. Lexi forms a temporary truce with Erin to help save the station. The more time they spend together, the more Lexi thinks about kissing Erin and less about how irritating she is.
Secret Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,820. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
Avery Jennings is a punk-rock guitarist with a secret weakness for rom-coms and Taylor Swift. She’s fallen hard for Madison Shea, student council president with a douchebag boyfriend. Even though it goes against her rules about crushing on straight girls, Avery relentlessly pursues Madison. Their secret relationship is put to the ultimate test when Prom rolls around.
The Ten Fantastic Fails of Rory O'Leary
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,340. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Emotions & Feelings
in this new middle grade novel about faith, family, and finding yourself, eighth grader, Rory O'Leary is navigating first love, an anxiety disorder, and parental expectations one fail at a time. Kirkus called it, "Thoughtful, humorous, and psychologically astute."
Tourism for Broken Hearts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,840. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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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