African American Literary Award nominated author, Hazel Mills, knew that she wanted to be a writer from the moment she penned the first words of a poem titled “A Tree” when she was in the third grade. Even though she majored in business at the University of Alabama, writing continued to be her first love.
Hazel’s short erotic fiction has been published in Playgirl Magazine’s Erotic Encounters (January 2007 issue) and in Best Lesbian Love Stories: New York City, edited by Simone Thorne (November 2006, Alyson Books). She is also one of the contributing authors to the award-winning anthology, Mocha Chocolate: Taste A Piece of Ecstasy, edited by Shani Greene-Dowdell. Hazel’s debut collection of critically acclaimed erotic short stories, Bare Necessities: Sensuous Tales of Passion (April 2008, Xpress Yourself Publishing) was awarded the honor of “Best Erotica” given by African Americans On The Move Bookclub at their 2009 national conference. Lady Leo Publishing has also published some of her short stories in ebook format. She is a contributing author to the highly anticipated upcoming release, The Triumph of My Soul: The Breakthrough, edited by Elissa Gabrielle (2010) Hazel’s new book, Journey To Surrender, was released in September 2009 by Xpress Yourself Publishing.
Hazel is a wife and mother living in the historic Birmingham, Alabama area. Visit Hazel at www.hazelmillsstories.com and in Myspace at www.myspace.com/ hazelmillsstories