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D. K. Christi - Author and Journalist

Hurricane Irma merely caused cosmetic damage all around my home with some power outages and inconveniences and all loved ones and friends did well. Some even found this time without electronics a good time to reconnect with family, read their favorite books and volunteer to help those less fortunate.My heart warmed to see so many power trucks from far away states such as Colorado - who drove so many miles and went to work 16 hour days. Our waste removal people were overtime and overburdened, often unsung hero workers who improved our lives without fanfare.; We need to see to the future - earlier tree removals a simple task and more preparation in hurricane season is always a good idea. So far we're nearly into September without a major storm. Maybe this year hurricanes will forget about us - we have enough already with red tide and blue/green algae 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.

WHAT IS THE GHOST ORCHID?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.BAMBOO RINGThe 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 Storeand 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.comChristi 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 RadioD. 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.