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D. K. Christi - Author and Journalist

Ghost orchid blooming season at Blair Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples Florida - inspiration for D. K. Christi's fiction novel Ghost Orchid - begins again in 2022.  However, there was one magical winter when the ghost orchid decided to bloom in January - so surprises never end.  It's still worth a walk through the 2.25 trail to spot the roots of the ghost orchid clinging to its perch high up in the canopy and enjoy each seasons Everglades wonders.

The link above is a July 19, 2019 story about the Super Ghost, subject of Ghost Orchid by D. K. Christi.  It's a good time to read the article, read the book and visit the currently blooming ghost orchid at Blair Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.

Aloft on a shoreline wind, memories rise above everyday magic - Spotlight News 2.1.19

I received a card from him today. Perhaps he heard me talking to him as Valentine's Day approaced.  (See more at www.swspotlight.com Digital February issue p. 8.9)

Red tide and blue/green algae are destroying our coastlines, harbors estuaries and canals - killing the wildlife from the tiniest to the lumbering manatees and giant groupers. We don't need sugar - we need natural water filtration and the ecosystems that were protected by the the Everglades.

A copy of Ghost Orchid tucked in a domestic orchid plant, a sign of love for any friend or family member, makes an elegant gift.

Is love eternal? Discover the answer as Neev discovers her mother's secrets in a mysterious and magical experience. A unique gift includes Ghost Orchid and an orchid plant.

The ghost orchid bloomed the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018 for D. K. Christi's birthday in July and may bloom several more times though the delicate blooms last about two weeks.

If Blair Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary is a possible destination, take your friends and families to enjoy the boardwalk where the Ghost Orchid awaits. Call first. If there are no blooms, the swamp offers sufficient other wonders as found in the novel.

Journalist and contributor to local and technical publications such as Spotlight News Magazines in print and online, AXS.com and Estero Life Magazine in print and digital
Available for select speaking events and highly recommended as an engaging presenter.


October 31 - the mysterious ghost orchid burst on the scene in a new cover - as photographers and the rare and endangered ghost orchid take center stage in D. K. Christi's Ghost Orchid.

Call 239-348-9151 to see how many blooms are on the ghost orchid at Corkscrew swamp - D. K. inspiration for the literary fiction novel.


The long-awaited back story for Ghost Orchid, Bamboo Ring, started the new year in 2015. Get ready for the adventure and excitement of travel to exotic, foreign locations laced with a love story that sets the stage for Ghost Orchid's mystery.

See Southwest Spotlight News Magazine article in Blog.

Books for sale:
Blair Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Gift Store
and at all booksellers and many libraries. Copies purchased at Corkscrew Swamp benefit the sanctuary.

D. K. Christi launched Ghost Orchid fiction novel in Michigan. See Events for November book tour, interviews and signings.

Who is D. K. Christi?

D. K. Christi, M.Ed. CWDP has over twenty years grant-writing and public relations experience, five years as an editor for an international CPA firm, five years free-lance magazine and newspaper writing, three published novels, BAMBOO RING, ARIRANG and GHOST ORCHID and stories published in seven anthologies.

"Themes of friendship surviving tragedy, love conquering adversity & the triumph of the human spirit over the hardships of life serve to uplift and inspire...through her stories perhaps discover something new about yourself. " -- Amazon.com

Christi interviews celebrities and notables from Jack Hanna to Rob Reiner, Whoopie Goldberg, Newt Gingrich, Jeb Bush, Marlo Thomas, Chris Gardner and more. She lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean and spent three years sailing the Caribbean Islands from Ft. Lauderdale to Venezuela.

A polished platform presenter on multiple writing and publication topics, she also has an entertaining and informative approach to Sex, Myth and Magic - The Ghost Orchid, popular at book club, environmental and orchid events.

"The beauty of the Everglades shines through on every page, the ghost orchid the heart and soul of the story." -- National Public Radio

D. K. Christi has been executive director, president, CEO and founding board member to successful philanthropic and corporate entities such as the Community Foundation of Collier County, Florida begun in 1985 by a group of community minded citizens including D. K. Christi.

Today the Community Foundation oversees more than 400 funds, manages $64 million in assets, has distributed $64 million in grants and collaborates with local and national non-profits. In FY 2013, over $9 million in grants were distributed to nonprofit organizations and community programs.