The year is 1722. A child is born on the isolated island of Ospo off
the Georgia coast. In the midst of General Oglethorpe’s vision for this
new land, and the emerging townships of Frederica and Savannah, four
lives entwine together on this island like the woven fronds in a
sea-grass basket – the orphaned Irish girl born free of hate or
prejudice, a war-ravaged British soldier seeking forgiveness and
absolution, a runaway Gullah slave girl desperate for a word of kindness
on the wind, and a Creek Indian warrior searching for answers about
this intrusion onto his homeland. What they learn from this wild
innocent girl, and from each other, will change their lives forever.
A new birth, a new country, and the elements – Water, Wind, Fire, and
Earth – entwine to teach one thing: Love conquers all. Love sees beyond
borders. There is no ignorance in love.
D. K. Marley is a historical fiction writer specializing in
Shakespearean themes. Her grandmother, an English Literature teacher,
gave her a volume of Shakespeare’s plays when she was eleven, inspiring
DK to delve further into the rich Elizabethan language. Eleven years ago
she began the research leading to the publication of her first novel
“Blood and Ink,” an epic tale of lost dreams, spurned love, jealousy and
deception in Tudor England as the two men, William Shakespeare and Kit
Marlowe, fight for one name and the famous works now known as the
Shakespeare Folio.She is an avid Shakespearean / Marlowan, a member of
the Marlowe Society, the Shakespeare Fellowship and a signer of the
Declaration of Intent for the Shakespeare Authorship Debate. She has
traveled to England three times for intensive research and debate
workshops, and is a graduate of the intense training workshop “The
Writer’s Retreat Workshop” founded by Gary Provost and hosted by Jason
Sitzes. She lives in Georgia with her husband and a Scottish Terriers
named Maggie and Buster.
For more information, please visit D.K. Marley’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.