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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Faly Colaizzi  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1967 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://drumhellercastle.com/
-- Faly Colaizzi on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=faly+colaizzi


Illinois Connection

Colaizzi was born in Chicago and graduated from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. She now resides in Bartlett.

Biographical and Professional Information

Colaizzi was born Rafaela Faly Burmeister in Chicago, Illinois and still resides in the Chicago land area.


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Titles At Your Library

Haunted Nights at Drumheller Castle: A St. Charles Tall Tale
ISBN: 160844726X

Dog Ear Publishing, LLC. 2010

Jake Eden is restless. He struggles with his paranormal powers and the feeling that there is an unexplained gap or emptiness-something missing-in his young life. This unexplained gap fills him with great sadness and anxiety and haunts him till a resolution is found. While Jake hopes to find the cause of this emptiness, he and his friends have many encounters with exciting and challenging characters. The kids find themselves on one adventure after another. On one of these adventures, Jake has a chance encounter with his deceased great-grandfather, who explains who Jake really is, telling him that Jake is destined for greatness. Jake's sadness and anxiety are lied, and the gaps in his life disappear, along with his questions, but not before Jake and his friends pass through a turbulent yet heroic journey around All Hallows Eve.

Faly Colaizzi was born Rafaela Faly Burmeister in Chicago, Illinois, in October 1967. Her mother, father, and sister all reside in Chicago land. The author grew up with a love of horses and farmland and is inspired by music of all kinds. She has always had an unwavering love for castles around the world, and she travels to see them when she can. She has quite a wild imagination that never rests, and that makes the perfect basis for her wonderful tale, Haunted Nights at Drumheller Castle. The author graduated from Illinois State University in 1990 and has had a twenty-year career as a sales manager. She is married to Steve Colaizzi, is a working mother of two amazing boys, and is an auntie. She hopes this story, written as a classic Halloween tale, will live on in hearts all over the world.


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