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Dark Bayou (The Dark Trilogy Book 1) by [Nancy K. Duplechain]

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"The Spanish moss swayed eerily in the breeze that brought with it fat rain drops that plopped onto the water, rippling the reflection of the darkening sky. That was when we saw the cabin, far off in a corner on the west bank. It was as I had seen it in my dreams--rustic long-forgotten by the world, save for whatever occupied its malevolent little frame. And whatever it was, was nothing more than a black silhouette in a creaking rocking chair on the tiny porch. As I stared at the phantom rocker it suddenly stopped in mid rock, picked up its head and turned to me, grinning, and started rocking away, never taking its yellow eyes off of me. And there, in the humid twilight of the swamp, a bitter chill washed over me, and my spine felt like ice." --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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Nancy K. Duplechain graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she concentrated her studies in English Literature and Creative Writing.  After the publication of her debut novel, Dark Bayou, she was invited to be a Featured Author at the 2011 Louisiana State Book Festival in Baton Rouge.  She lives in the Acadiana area of Louisiana with her two dogs and one cat, all rescues. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004ZLYUVA
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 5, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 488 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 204 pages
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Nancy K. Duplechain is the author of the popular Dark Trilogy series: "Dark Bayou," "Dark Carnival," and "Dark Legacy."

Nancy was reared in Ville Platte, LA., the seat of Evangeline Parish, one of twenty-two parishes that make up Acadiana, also known as Cajun/Creole Country.

For several years, she worked at her home town radio station before starting college at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she graduated in 2005 with a degree in general studies and a concentration in English, emphasizing creative writing and literary studies.

A year after her father passed, Nancy moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue a career in screenwriting. One year after moving to L. A., she went back home for a visit. While taking a swamp tour with her friends, the mystery and beauty of the area became a great inspiration to her. She returned to her small studio apartment in Hollywood and began writing Dark Bayou, which was to become her first novel.

Nancy's mother, Dot, still lives in Acadiana. Nancy has one sibling, an older brother, Michael. She has a niece named Lyla, whose name fans of "Dark Bayou" will recognize.

Nancy was a featured author and panelist at the 2011 Louisiana State Book Festival.

Nancy returned to Louisiana in the summer of 2011 to be closer to her family. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, Jones and Daisy. Her cat, Jada, often curls up on the desk next to her while she writes. More than anything, she loves spending time with friends and family over dinner and laughs.

She completed "Dark Carnival," the second book in The Dark Trilogy, in June 2012. She concluded The Dark Trilogy with the release of "Dark Legacy" on June 29, 2014. Her next series of books will be in the young adult fantasy genre.

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