Athena Lark is the author of Avenue of Palms.  She is an independent Journalist and Photographer and retired U.S. Navy veteran. Athena has been published in; the Florida Times Union newspaper, Jacksonville Business Journal, Jacksonville Advocate, The Albany Herald, UNF Spinnaker, UNF Alumni Magazine. In 2005, Athena was awarded 1st place in Feature Writing for her article titled, “Afraid to Die” published in The Albany Herald, by the Associated Press. Athena also worked as the Associate Producer for the documentary “Slave Market Diaries” written and directed by Clennon King. She assisted with the re-write of the script and shot pick-up scenes. Her Associate Producer credits include her work at WJXT TV Channel 4 News, Jacksonville, FL. Athena’s film credits also include her work as a photography assistant on the Award Winning Independent Feature Film, “Love Trap”. Athena has worked as a contributing commentator on the radio talk show “The Advocate” AM 1460, Jacksonville Florida. She is at work on her memoir, Sailor Girl.