Self-Publishing Author Spotlight: Danny Odato

For many self-publishing authors, the publication of a book is the realization of a lifelong dream—one that often had to take a backseat to a paying career, family and unforeseen events for months, years or even decades. Writing a book is not a job; it’s a passion, a calling. But it’s a calling that only the most dedicated writers are able to see through to publication.
Danny Odato

It would be difficult to think of a better example of this dedication than Danny Odato. His life’s journey took him from his birthplace in Italy to marriage to a busy life with four children.While a hectic life as a husband, father and provider may have delayed his dream of publishing his own book, Danny stayed dedicated to his craft and his pursuit of authorship. The result is an inventive horror fiction that takes readers into a culture steeped in long-held tradition and a family plagued by an evil presence.

This week Outskirts Press proudly features Fiction writer Danny Odato, self-publishing author of the novel, The Witch’s Revenge.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Born in Italy in 1953, Danny Odato, a father of four, had to provide for his family at a young age instead of following his dream of writing. With The Witch’s Revenge, his debut novel, his dream has finally come true.

The Witch’s Revenge

In Harangul, a village in the Latur district of Maharashtra, the Nehra family wakes up to what they believe is an ordinary day. But things are about to take a dark turn in the little village when a mysterious old woman moves into the abandoned house next door. Padma, a simple woman, is married to Mohan, a hardworking tailor. They have four children and are raising them in a loving, traditional Hindu family. They enjoy the culture of their small community and rely on their many friends, elders and traditions to lead happy and spiritual lives. But soon after the arrival of the strange woman next door, a child is involved in a horrible, fatal incident. Another child becomes seriously ill, and a woman falls to her death from her roof. Then Padma’s own family suffers a tragic loss. Mohan and Padma seek spiritual advice, to no avail, and the authorities offer no assistance. Finally in desperation, as things become more bizarre in the colony, a party of brave men ventures out to seek a strong baba from far away. With faith, strength and a very strong sense of community, the people of Harangul work tirelessly to free their home from the grasp of a terrible evil presence—a daayan who threatens their very existence. The Witch’s Revenge is a striking novel that The Witch's Revengeseamlessly blends Indian tradition with suspense and horror—a book eloquently presented by a gifted new storyteller.

Hardback
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 hardback w/ jacket, 177 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 28, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478725648
ISBN13: 9781478725640
Genre: FICTION / Horror

Paperback
Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream, 187 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jan 28, 2014)
ISBN10: 1478725648
ISBN13: 9781478725640
Genre: FICTION / Horror

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