Hazel, Joan

Joan HazelA native of Selmer, Tenn., she is an accomplished actress and vocalist who has performed with theater and opera companies across the eastern United States. She has also dabbled successfully in theater as a director and vocal director for numerous award-winning productions.

She completed a double major in music and business from Delta State University and went on from there to earn a Master’s Degree from East Carolina University with another double major, in music performance and pedagogy.

In her spare time, she spends time with a cast of characters who live in her head. She has written three novels that range from historical fiction to reality-based crime fiction to science fiction/fantasy.

Her short fiction Ascension won an honorable mention at the 2011 Alabama Writers Conclave.

She currently resides in Troy, Alabama, with her husband, Ricky, and their two dogs.

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