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Local author releases final book in award-winning fiction series

GROVE CITY – Amie Irene Winters has published her third and final book in the award-winning Strange Luck series, A Darling Secret. I

n the story, Daisy Darling ventures to the Realm of the Shadow Gods — ruled by the most powerful and wicked creatures known. To stop their impending evil from spreading into the human world, Daisy must risk everything to save those she loves. The spine-tingling fantasy is geared for adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows, she says.

“I am sad that the series has concluded, but it has been a wonderful journey,” she said. “The worlds and characters in this series are especially dear to me, and I will miss them.”

The Strange Luck series has received numerous awards, including Best Story of the Year for The Nightmare Birds (Book II) from Fantasia Reviews, and several prestigious nominations, including Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award and the Cybils Awards.

Previously, the author explored various careers in music and environmentalism, adding archaeologist, park ranger, and museum curator, but writing fiction has always been her passion. She plans to write a standalone psychological thriller next. Visit to learn more. 

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