Local Woman's Fantasy as Author Becoming Reality

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Drea Damara plans to be a famous author one day, and she’s off to a good start, publishing “The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane” in 2015, and releasing her next thriller, “Chasing Vengeance”, on Saturday.

The 34-year-old Illinois Valley woman first had works of poetry published under her real name — a name she holds very secret — at the age of 19.

She then started writing fiction and took on a pen name to protect her privacy, just in case those books become popular.

The fantasy book focuses on a street of cursed shop owners of a Salem, Massachusetts, street, specifically a book shop owner, her nephew, and the special books in her shop.

“I’ve always come up with stories, I can’t stop,” Damara said. “I have the first two books of a spy trilogy completed and I’m working on the third.”

The Blinney Lane book is published through an independent publisher, and Damara said when the first book was written, it was written as a stand alone book, but because of the overwhelming success and positive feedback, she is planning on continuing the series.

While Damara said fantasy and fiction haven’t always been her go to genre, after writing the Blinney Lane book, she’s planning on staying with it, at least for awhile.

“I don’t know that I would specifically pick a specific genre to stay with. I have ideas for all kinds of things,” Damara said. “I always admired Mel Brooks because he produced movies in every kind of genre, and I thought wouldn’t it be neat if somebody could do that in the publishing world.”

Damara’s books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and everywhere books are sold. For more information, visit www.dreadamara.com, or look her up on Facebook, Facebook.com/DreaDamara.

Source: News Tribune