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Author Interview: Meet Darlene Foster on A Better World of Books #kidlit #childrensauthor #authorinterview

Posted on: December 12, 2019

I am honoured to be a guest on Alethea’s Better World of Books where we talk about how Amanda never gives up trying to make the world a better place and my dream for a “Better World”. Hop on over and check it out. You know you need a break from Christmas preparations!

The Light Behind the Story

thDarlene Foster is a writer of children’s stories, a retired employment counsellor, an ESL tutor, a wife, mother and grandmother. Her grandson once gave her the nickname “super-mega-woman-supreme.” Darlene was brought up on a ranch near Medicine Hat, Alberta, where she dreamt of traveling the world and meeting interesting people. Her book series for children follows the heroine Amanda Ross as she travels throughout the world and learns the history and culture of faraway places.

 Darlene, thank you so much for being a guest on “A Better World of Books!” Please tells us a little about the inspiration for your character Amanda Ross.

Amanda Ross is the twelve-year-old I would have liked to be. I had a wonderful rural upbringing but my world was limited and I was bored. My grade three teacher taught us about faraway places which sparked my interest in traveling the world and…

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13 Responses to "Author Interview: Meet Darlene Foster on A Better World of Books #kidlit #childrensauthor #authorinterview"

I like that Amanda theme, Darlene–tenacity and the search for good.

Thanks, Jacqui. Amanda’s not perfect, if she was she’d be boring, but she cares about others and will take risks to help them.

Well done! I loved it! ❤

Thanks, Carol Anne. I’m glad you liked it. The questions were very thought-provoking.

Yes they were really good I really enjoyed them

You are really making the rounds, now with Alethea. Great!
Now I’m finding out Amanda is going to Malta soon. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

I have been fortunate to be interviewed by some awesome bloggers. Amanda does have the travel bug and Malta is a great place to have an adventure.

I hope your dream comes true, Darlene! Nice interview.

Thanks so much. I guess if we all do our little bit, it may come true.

Darlene I think it is brilliant and heartwarming that through your writing you are teaching children about the “devastating effects of intolerance”. May your books be read far and wide!

It is a subtle message but hopefully, most readers will get it. All kids should visit the Anne Frank house, and if they can’t, they should read about it.

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