headshot1 About Donelle

Donelle Dreese is an author and Professor of English at Northern Kentucky University. She teaches multicultural and environmental literatures, American women poets, and environmental writing. Her books include Cave Walker (Moon Willow Press), Sophrosyne (Aldrich Press), Deep River Burning (WiDo Press), Dragonflies in the Cowburbs (Anaphora Literary Press), A Wild Turn (Finishing Line), Looking for a Sunday Afternoon (Pudding House), America’s Natural Places: East and Northeast (ABC-CLIO), and Ecocriticism: Creating Self and Place in American Indian and Environmental Literatures (Peter Lang).


Cave Walker

Moon Willow Press, 2017

“Perhaps its greatest force is its lyrical language, which deftly captures Gillian’s ability to confront change, sorrow, and a journey in which she states, ‘I had not arrived in time to save anyone.’ Does being charged with an extraordinary ability translate to the need to change the future and rescue others? Can Gillian turn her powerlessness into power? And is prophecy a skill she can (or even would want to) teach others? There’s more going on here than the tale of a woman struggling with psychic visions: a host of other issues are raised as Gillian’s evolves, and these drive a novel that is evocative, compelling, and rich in reflections on faith, philosophy, ethics, and responsibility.” Midwest Book Review


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