I was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, a regional gymnastics champion in high school as well as a state finalist, and spent 3 months waist-deep in a black water swamp (with an estimated 400 alligators) for my senior project in college (Might that have influenced the creation of Dark Eye?)
I have 2 great kids. Hannah is 25 and working on her Master's in psychology, and Forrest is 31 and already has his Master's in psychology. He will likely go for his doctorate in the next year or so.
On a moon bright night in the pine flatwoods of South Georgia, a faction of the Klan prowls. Hattie Hodge, a freed African slave, is pulled from her cabin. She is brutally raped and her husband hanged. Hattie is bound, then dumped into the black water of the Okefenokee Swamp along with her husband’s body.