Saturday August 17th 1:00PM Happehatchee Center Inc., 8791 Corkscrew Rd., Estero, Florida 33928 Tel.(239) 992-5455
Lunch With DK Christi
Author of Ghost Orchid and other books.
D. K. Christi shares her obsession with the “Super Ghost” of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and why it’s a “matter of consequence.”
D. K. Christi lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Her stories and novels capture the multi-cultural experiences and the beauty, fear and excitement of foreign lands. Three years of blue water sailing in the Caribbean add tropical spice. A polished and professional platform speaker who includes the audience, D. K. Christi is a contributing journalist for the Southwest Spotlight News Magazine. Her short stories are published in seven anthologies and she is the author of two novels.
Review by Amazon.com —“Themes of friendship surviving tragedy, love conquering adversity & the triumph of the human spirit over the hardships of life serve to uplift & inspire...through her stories perhaps discover something new about yourself.” -
The rare and endangered American ghost orchid is a protected species for good reason—it only grows in the wilds of the Everglades in Florida and in Cuba. It is among the most complex and sophisticated of the orchid species, and is credited with legendary powers and mysticism.
July 10, 2007, D. K. Christi spent her birthday wandering the boardwalk in one of her favorite places, Blair Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. To her surprise, “the air filled with excitement—the discovery of the ‘Super Ghost.”’
D. K. Christi’s obsession with the “Super Ghost” led to write-ups in the Naples Daily News for her daily walks for three months following every nuance of change in the orchid plant that reached into her soul and took hold.
The novel, Ghost Orchid, grew from that obsession. She also became a certified Corkscrew Swamp naturalist to take visitors on tours along the boardwalk and gained expertise, both legendary and botanical. The mixture of sex, myth and magic provides an entertaining experience and a new appreciation for the habitat that is the domain for this rare and endangered treasure.
“Haunting” “Enlightening” “Amazing” “Brilliant” (A few reviews…)
Ghost Orchid Synopsis: A story of love, lies and redemption unfolds one coincidence at a time under the aura of the rare and mystical ghost orchid high in the cypress canopy of the Everglades. NPR Reviews praise Ghost Orchid for the beauty of the Everglades that shines through on every page, the ghost orchid the heart and soul of the story; a must read. Photographers seek the perfect subject in the perfect light, finding themselves and the answer to the question: Is love eternal? A complex unraveling of family secrets and unique friendship touches the heart, adding new meaning to the roots that hold us together.
Causes DK Christi Supports