Drea Damara was born in Illinois where she grew up working on her family's farm. Raised in a home of seven with only one television that got a total of 6 channels, she spent much of her time in the fifty acres of woods on her family's property or reading. Damara began to write poetry in her early teens and saw her first works published at nineteen. She put writing aside to join the Army and later returned to the Middle East conducting similar work as a civilian. Damara is the author of The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane, a romantic fantasy adventure.