November 20 @ 5:00 pm EST - 6:00 pm EST
Drema Deòraich Book Launch and Q&A RESCHEDULED
RESCHEDULED TO SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH AT 5 PM. Join The Muse Writers Center for a reading by Drema Deòraich from her new book, Entheóphage. After the reading, there will be a Q&A and book signing. This event will be held in person at The Muse. See the Muse’s current Covid-19 policies. For those who are not able to attend in person, there will be a live stream of the event on the Muse Facebook page.
About the book:
Dr. Isobel Fallon thinks she’s found a treatment that will help her son and others suffering from Milani Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder. What she doesn’t realize is that harvesting the source of this treatment in the only accessible place on earth it grows, a coral reef in the Nlaan Islands, is going to have consequences far beyond the disruption of the fragile ecosystem on one small reef.
CDC researcher Nadine Parker and her team are baffled. Lukas Behn’s daughter Kyndra has contracted a bizarre new virus that leaves her screaming in pain. But they can’t identify any physical, biological source for that pain, not in Kyndra, nor in the dozens, then hundreds, and finally millions of children worldwide succumbing to the same virus. And no one seems to have made a connection between what’s happening with the infected children and the events on a small coral reef in the South Pacific.
Eventually, Nadine has to face the unlikely truth and the enormous implications of it. The children aren’t sick. They’re changing. But will anyone else believe her?
About the Author:
Drema Deòraich is a legal assistant, sometime gardener, spider savior, Nature-lover, cat mom, and writer of speculative fiction. While her short stories have appeared in Mithila Review, Electric Spec, All Worlds Wayfarer, and other zines, Entheóphage is her first published novel. She is currently hard at work on her next project, The Founder’s Seed trilogy, and plans to release the first book in early 2023.A long-time resident of Southeastern Virginia, Drema lives with her husband, two rescued felines, and all her other characters. When she’s not writing, she recharges with quiet moments spent among trees, surrounded by Nature.
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