This blog is for writers, readers, travelers, dreamers, friends and friends I haven’t met yet. I believe everyone has a right to dream and everyone has the capability to make their dreams come true. I wish to share some of my dreams and would love to hear about yours. I welcome any comments, suggestions, words of wisdom and interesting stories.
A bit about me. I am a writer of children’s stories, an employment counsellor, an ESL tutor, a wife, mother and grandmother. I love travel, reading, shoes, cooking, sewing, music, chocolate, walking on the beach and making new friends. My grandson calls me “super-mega-woman-supreme”. I was brought up on a ranch near Medicine Hat, Alberta, where I dreamt of travelling the world and meeting interesting people. My husband and I currently divide our time between Orihuela Costa in Spain and the west coast of British Columbia, Canada.
I may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
My short stories have won prizes and have appeared in a number of anthologies. I have five published books in a series about a spunky young girl who loves to travel, Amanda in Arabia – The Perfume Flask, Amanda in Spain-The Girl in the Painting, Amanda in England-the Missing Novel, Amanda in Alberta – The Writing on the Stone and Amanda on the Danube-The Sounds of Music Readers from seven to seventy plus enjoy following Amanda and her adventures. My bi-lingual book, Pig on Trial/Cerito a juicio is in English and Spanish.
Dreams do come true!!
My short stories have been included in the following Anthologies:
Visit my website http://www.darlenefoster.ca
My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/DarleneFosterWriter/
Follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/supermegawoman
“Never let a day go by without a dream”
Blogs and articles about my books and writing you may find interesting
An awesome review of Amanda on the Danube-The Sounds of Music by Cheriee Weichel http://dickenslibrary.blogspot.com.es/2017/03/amand-on-danube-sounds-of-music-by.html
Ten Truths About Critique Groups and Why Writers Need Them on Sue Vincent´s blog https://scvincent.com/2017/03/09/guest-author-darlene-foster/
How Writing Keeps Me Sane on Krysten Lindsay Hagar’s blog http://www.krystenlindsay.com/blog/how-writing-this-book-kept-me-sane-by-darlene-foster
On Reading Recommendations promoting Amanda on the Danube https://readingrecommendations.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/darlene-foster-an-update/
Interview on Awesome Gang http://awesomegang.com/darlene-foster/
A review of Amanda on the Danube by Patricia Tilton https://childrensbooksheal.com/2016/11/21/amanda-on-the-danube-the-sounds-of-music-by-darlene-foster/
Tips On Keeping a Series Fresh, Rachael Ritchey´s blog https://rachaelritchey.com/2016/11/03/keep-a-series-fresh-with-guest-author-darlene-foster/
An excerpt from Amanda on the Danube on Marcia Mear´s blog The Write Stuff https://marciamearawrites.com/2016/10/13/excerptweek-darlene-foster-supermegawoman/
Book of the week on Sally Cronin’s blog https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/sallys-cafe-and-bookstore-book-of-the-week-amanda-on-the-danube-the-sounds-of-music-by-darlene-foster/
Article in The Delta Optimist
About inspiration on Kristina Stanley’s Mystery Mondays https://kristinastanley.com/2016/10/03/mystery-mondays-darlene-foster-on-writing-inspiration/
Twenty questions on Don Massenzio´s blog https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/2016/08/31/20-questions-with-darlene-foster/
Book review on Pig on Trial by Lynn Davidson https://lynnadavidson.com/2016/07/22/book-review-cerdito-a-juicio-comments-by-author-darlene-foster-book-giveaway/
Author Spotlight on Aurora Alexander’s blog Writer’s Treasure Chest https://aurorajalexander.wordpress.com/2016/05/12/author-spotlight-darlene-foster/
About location on Kristina Stanley’s Mystery Mondays https://kristinastanley.com/2016/05/09/mystery-mondays-darlene-foster-on-location-of-a-novel/
Interview on Lisette’s Chateau http://lisettebrodey.com/chat-with-darlene-foster/
On why I write for middle-grade readers http://carpinelloswritingpages.blogspot.com.es/2016/03/meet-mg-author-darlene-foster.html
Reading at the Children´s Hospital http://www.bcchf.ca/blog/time-for-a-good-read/
Being interviewed on Sylvia Ramsey´s blog https://darlenefoster.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/being-interviewed/