Marshall Thompson lived in Turkey from 1979 to 1991. He taught English as a foreign language while researching for his historical novel, A Child of Promise. His first book, Hot & Cold Turkey, written in conjunction with his wife Hazel, recounts their adventures in modern Istanbul. They live in retirement in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. This present book, A Child of Promise, is the first published in the Golden Stallion Series, which continues to relate the life of Kaya. It will be followed soon by Book II, A Questing Stranger, and Book III, A Hero's Return.