Drea's booth will be located in section I (eye) across from Lodi (the old Duffy's tavern). You can look for her author banner (shown at the left) which she will have up on the festival days. 

Drea will be appearing at the 50th annual Burgoo festival in Utica, IL on October 12th & 13th this year. She will be available to sign copies of her works and will have softcover and hardcover copies of all her books available for sale, as well as, her works that are featured in anthologies. She has never before been available to sign hardcover copies of her publications, so this will be an opportune chance for fans to get collectible signed copies of those formats. 

"This festival is dear to my heart. My family ran a produce business while I was growing up. My sisters and I spent every weekend in Utica, selling vegetables at the farmer's market. Each year we had a stand at the Burgoo, selling pumpkins along with our produce to the festival attendees. I felt a sense of pride seeing people cart off heavy pumpkins through the crowd, lugging them all the way to their car because they were so impressed with the quality of what we grew. It was a lot of work for us and for them. My books aren't as heavy, but it will be a full-circle transformation from that young girl working a produce stand to a woman who gets to see something else she made going home with Burgoo visitors this year." 

October 12 - 13

For more information about the Burgoo Festival,click here. The festival attracts more than 50,000 visitors each year and is a stone's throw to the neighboring Starved Rock State Park. 


50th Annual Burgoo Festival


Titles available at this festival:

  • The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane (Blinney Lane #1)
  • Beyond Farwin Wood (Blinney Lane #2)
  • Chasing Vengeance (The Trinity Missions #1)
  • No Death for the Wicked (The Trinity Missions #2)
  • A Winter's Romance (Anthology collection)
  • In Creeps the Night (Anthology collection