The Boca Raton Observer

The September issue of the Boca Raton Observer magazine contains a lovely article by journalist Lisa Kaplan Gordon. The article ‘Like Father, Like Son’ tells the story of Marc Ashton’s journey from being held at gunpoint in Haiti to writing and publishing The Spirit of Villarosa. This father-son adventure that takes readers on a spellbinding journey throughout Haiti and the world, made its appearance on the fifteenth anniversary of Marc’s harrowing abduction. It launched on June 28, 2016, and has received wonderful comments from readers.

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“When Marc Ashton awaited death, his mouth and eyes taped, he prayed for strength and guidance to survive his 2001 kidnapping in Haiti. But Marc didn’t pray to God for salvation, he prayed to his father and guardian angel, Horace Dade Ashton, a world adventurer and former cultural attache to the U.S. embassy in Haiti, who died in 1976.

“I knew the only way to get out alive was to escape, and I said to Dad, ‘I’ll make you a deal,’” Marc says. “If you give me an opportunity to escape, I’ll put all your stories in print. I’ll honor you the way you deserve.’”

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