Doreen Pfost

Doreen Pfost is the author of This River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte (University of Nebraska Press, 2016). Much of her writing concerns conservation and the natural world; however, she is also interested in literature and the arts, and in stories about people and places.

Born in Newfoundland, Doreen grew up in southern Michigan and Wisconsin. In 2004, her husband’s career led them to south-central Nebraska. There, Doreen earned a Master’s degree in English at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and began to study and write about the Platte River. Now back home in Wisconsin, she is at work on a history of Platte River conservation.

When Doreen is not writing or exploring the nearest river, forest, or wetland, she sometimes uses the other side of her brain to tune and repair pianos.