Do you read me? With Doreen Vanderstoop

A VR Book Club

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Doreen Vanderstoop - writer, storyteller, musician - will drop by to talk about her new novel that is causing such a stir: Watershed.

ABOUT WATERSHED
“Riveting . . . Watershed is the best kind of futuristic fiction, the kind that becomes grass-roots reality as we read.” — Wayne Grady, author of Up from Freedom

It is 2058, and the glaciers are gone. A catastrophic drought has hit the prairies. Willa Van Bruggen is desperately trying to keep her family goat farm afloat, hoping against hope that the new water pipeline arrives before the bill collectors do.

Willa’s son, Daniel, goes to work for the pipeline corporation instead of returning to help the family business. When Daniel reveals long-concealed secrets about his grandfather’s death, Willa’s world truly shatters. She’s losing everything she values most: her farm, her son, her understanding of the past — and even her grip on reality itself. Vividly illustrating the human cost of climate change, Watershed is a page-turner of a novel about forgiveness, adaptation, and family bonds.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Doreen Vanderstoop is a Calgary-based writer, storyteller and musician. Her short fiction has been published by Loft on Eighth and Prairie Fire and has appeared online at Montreal Serai, Prairie Journal, Epiphany Magazine and others. As a storyteller/musician, she intersperses songs among tales of all genres, including her own original stories. Doreen performs for audiences of all ages at schools, libraries, festivals, conferences and more. She leads workshops to ignite in others a passion for the power of story — oral and written. Watershed is Doreen’s debut novel.


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ORGANIZER AND PRODUCER
Organized and hosted by Lyn Cadence of Cadence PR, @lyncadence
Produced by Donna McTaggart, Founder of Lets Meet In VR


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