About the Author

Damon Corr
Blurbarian Since November 2008
Name Damon Corr
Location Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK
Gender Male
My Occupation Crew Manager, Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service
My Bio Husband of Sharon and father to three daughters, ex-rugby player and still mad for the sport, former soldier and serving firefighter and lover of all things that are either amusing, involve the outdoors and getting muddy, London Irish rugby, reading, history, good movies (I'm very particular about what I'll spend time in front of the TV for) and spending time with the people that matter in my life. Oh and of course a bit of writing!

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
I have been working literally for years on a book intended for my daughter Shannon based on the story of my life so far. I was inspired to do so by two considerations; firstly that so many people I have loved and respected have left this world and taken so many of the memories I would loved to have heard with them, and also that I am a man of little material wealth but considered that a volume of my life may be more worthy to her and perhaps one day even her own children; who knows?
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
For me Jack London is an unending inspiration. He used words to paint in the mind of the reader the visions he saw and the experiences he shares with such credibility that he's probably the only author whose books draw me totally away from reality and plant me firmly in his world. The worlds he textually creates diversify from the natural glory of Sonoma to the desperation of a dystopian future and I recommend that he is read and read well for his beautiful creations and incredible vision.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
Blurb can't seriously expect me to narrow it down to just one book? Taking an eclectic approach without stopping to think too deeply I feel compelled to suggest Joy Adamson's 'Born Free' solely for its beauty and the inspiration the tale has given me since I was a child. Jack London has already been mentioned above and two of his finest in my opinion, despite being alien from one another include the dystopian 'The Iron Heel' and the life journey beautifully constructed in 'Valley of the Moon'.