Coffee Time: Fremont County native and former resident recently published first novel ‘Aqua,” set in Sinks Canyon

(Lander, WY) – 1330 KOVE AM / 107.7 FM’s Coffee Time host Vince Tropea recently phoned author Nona Schrader, who filled us in on her new/first novel ‘Aqua,’ currently available for purchase on Amazon.

‘Aqua,’ by Nona Schrader. h/t Nona Schrader

Schrader grew up in Lander and Fremont County for most of her life, and moved to Wisconsin after retiring from teaching, where she finished ‘Aqua’ after 10 years in the making.

The young adult environmental fantasy was recently published by All Things That Matter Press, and takes place on a fictional ranch at the mouth of Sinks Canyon near Lander, where Schrader grew up.


The novel summary describes the story as follows:

College student Diana Carter returns to the family ranch after her first year of school, anticipating a summer pack trip into the Wind River Mountains with her father and Willy, their Eastern Shoshone and Crow family friend and ranch hand. Her plans are upended when her grandmother breaks her hip and her dad leaves to work in the oil fields of North Dakota.

Diana learns she is destined to save pure water on our planet. The necklace Willy gives Diana, telling her the elk is her animal, protects her as she joins the Greek goddess Persephone and a little Mountain Bluebird named Indigo on a quest to save clean water.

Nona filled us in on her inspiration from Greek myths and literature, her passion for water conservation, and even teased about what’s next for a possible series of novels based on characters from ‘Aqua.’


Check out the full Coffee Time interview with Schrader below, which begins around the 6 minute mark.

Be sure to tune in to Coffee Time every morning at 8:00 AM on 1330 KOVE AM / 107.7 FM, or stream it live right here.


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