D. K. Christi grew up in a midwestern town on Lake Michigan. She spent her youth enjoying the water sports on the inland lakes and the "Big Lake." Her youth included its own challenges that sent her into the world as a young woman to reach for her own stars.
D. K. Christi graduated with honors with several undergraduate college experiences, received her M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision from the University of South Florida, Tampa. She took additional graduate studies in vocational and adult administration that led to a career in the Administration of multiple federal and state programs that provide special services to target populations.
Marriage and family provided detours that changed her original career plans, but provided instead the joy that only a mother knows. Her little family traveled extensively and built a memory chest of people, places, and dreams across states and continents that are reflected in her stories.
D. K. Christi's travel stories enliven her motivational talks and provide substance to teach strategic planning for cataclysmic change and adjusting to cultural differences. She writes extensively for universities and school districts both curriculum and proposals for grant funding in the millions of dollars.
An advocate for those who need a louder voice to overcome their barriers to a quality life, D. K. Christi has been a founding member of philanthropic organizations with assets over $5 million, member and leader in Rotary and business and community organizations, and a trustee for the birth of a new church in her neighborhood.
Arirang: The Bamboo Connection, is her first fiction novel. Each page lives with the challenges of the present. As Melani works through her life's challenges, her lessons resonate with the reader. Melani's successes and mistakes, her struggles for a "raison d'etre" and her fears are universal in their appeal and their message: Life is what happens as we plan for something else. Melani's is surrounded by the sights and sounds of a world unfolding as well.
Ghost Orchid is a novel of mystery and intrigue set in the Florida Everglades where the blooming of the acutal ghost orchid affects one family's loves, lies and redemption . Short stories, Rose's Question, The Ice Storm and The View From the Balcony, are found in anthologies The World Outside the Window, and Romance of My Dreams Anthologies I and II.
D. K. Christi is currently living in Florida where she enjoys the Gulf, the swamps, the quaint little towns with their "rails to trails" bike paths, the rivers for kayaking and quiet evenings at home with friends. She enjoys science fiction based on scientific projections (not horror), old movies, music from the 40's and 70's and dancing.
Contact D. K. Christi through her web site www.dkchristi.com and her blog at www.redroom.com .