Darlene Foster's Blog


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 traveling the world and meeting interesting people. I live in Tsawwassen, BC with my husband Paul and our black cat, Monkey. I have three published books, Amanda in Arabia – The Perfume Flask, Amanda in Spain-The Girl in the Painting, and Amanda in England-the Missing Novel. I’m currently working on the fourth in the series, Amanda in Alberta – The Writing on the Stone.

My short stories have been included in the following Anthologies:

The Day Dief Came to Town,  Country Roads, Memoirs from Rural Canada

Pig on Trial, The Memory Shop and other Stories

Good Hands, Every Child is Entitled to Innocence

I may be contacted at darlene.foster@telus.net
Visit my website  http://www.darlenefoster.ca

“Never let a day go by without a dream”

First book launch

44 Responses to "About"

Everything looks good. Paul

Congratulations! Looks awsome!

Ah yes … dreams. Gotta dream big, then work hard to make ‘em come true. I drive my poor wife to distraction, but she’s really a good sport.

And then, there’s my mantra – “Make Every Day An Adventure.” Whoo Boy, do I live for that.

Thanks Dave. I guess we are both fortunate to have spouses that put up with our dreamer ways. My husband supports my dreams no matter how bizzare and catches me when I fall. Love your mantra!

Hi Darlene, I just wanted to stop by and thank you for your kind remarks about my debut novel, Shadowed in Silk, on Carol Carvin’s blog back in May. You had left a comment saying you would like to win a copy, so I talked to my publisher and we’d like to send you your choice of either an Ebook, which I can send to you right away, or if you would like a printed version, I can put you on the list to recieve a free hard copy in September. Let me know by return email which you would prefer.

You may see my email on wordpress, but just in case, here it is spelled out.

christine (do) d (dot) schmidtke (at) gmail (dot) com

no spaces of course.

Thanks so much Christine for stopping by my blogsite. I did win a copy of your lovely book and you sent me an e-copy which is in my e-reader waiting to be read. I am a bit behind in my reading as I am busy launching my second children’s book and working on the third. Once I read Shadowed in Silk, I will send you a review to be sure. All the best! Darlene

Of course, Darlene. Now I remember. Enjoy the book (I hope) whenever you get a chance. Have a wonderful summer.

Hi Darlene! Found your blog from an e-mail from bookblogs.com and had to check you out as you are also a wordpress blogger!! I haven’t found too many of us out there, most are blogger.com. Would love for you to subscribe to my blog also Can’t Put it Down! You can find it here: http://www.readitreviewit.wordpress.com
also on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cantputitdown
happy blogging to you!!

Hi there! So glad you found me. I love WordPress. Much easier to comment on. I am following your blog, facebook page and twitter. Happy blogging to you too!

Hi Darlene, I’d love to be able to review your books!

That is so great Melissa. Can I send them to you in e-format? Send me your email adress to darlene.foster@telus.net and I will get them right to you. Thanks a bunch!!

Your books look great! I have also written some young adult fiction and enjoy learning about authors like yourself. Keep up the good work! We writers need to stick together!

And thank you again for tweeting about my book.

Thanks for stopping by Kathryn! You are so right, we do need to stick together and support each other. All the best.

I’m a dreamer, too. Somedays I don’t know which I am more: a writer or a dreamer. Hence the subtitle of my blog.


Thanks for stopping by Diane! I think it is a very good combination, writer/dreamer. Keep writng and dreaming, the world needs more of us!

Hi Darlene! I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the 7 x 7 Link Award! Thanks for such an enjoyable blog. Here’s the link: http://megtraveling.com/2012/03/09/7%c3%977-link-award/

Thanks so much for the 7 x7 award. How kind of you. I’ve been away but will pass it on asap and check out the other blogs.

Great blog, Darlene! Based on your bio and your list of favorite things, I think we would enjoy each other’s company!

I am sure we will. Thnaks for visiting my blog!

Darlene, So happy to have found you!!! I have been hosting Andy and am sure you are going to have a blast with him. I am ready to send him on to you but guess what—-I totally cannot find the email where Lenore sent me your address!! I sent her an email but I know that she is on vacay so if you want to help me out (and speed Andy up!) could you pretty please email me your address???? beth.chiles@gmail.com Thank you !!!!

I have nominated you for a Beautiful Blogger Award and I hope you will accept. Pop over to my Blog and visit Fluffy Moments for the details.

Hi Darlene! I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Award! Thanks for such an enjoyable blog. Here’s the link: http://megtraveling.com/2012/10/06/super-sweet-award/


I have nominated you all for an award!!!


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Darlene, Are you interested in guest blogging on Storee’s site? I like what I see on yours.

I would love to guest blog on Storee’s site. What woudl you like me to blog about? Thanks for asking me!


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I do hope you decide to join the fun. For tthe rules and what this entails go to the above link. Enjoy. J.K.

Thanks for dropping by,… You have a great blog in here! :)

Hi Darlene,
I’ve nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. For details, please visit http//sweatercursed.blogspot.com

What age range are your books targeted to?

Thanks for visiting my blog. My books are written for 8 – 12 year olds although other ages have enjoyed them as well.

You have a lovely blog here ! I enjoyed reading your about presentation.
// Maria

Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. You have wonderful pictures on your blog.

Hi Darlene, I look forward to reading about your travels and writing. I am am living in the Cree Nation of Mistissini (a former Montrealer) and quite isolated. I have started to write … now that I have time to to read more! keep posting!

Thank you for reading my blog. I’m pleased that you enjoy it. Good luck with your writing!

These are exactly the kind of books my daughter would have loved to have read. Real girls in real time.

My aunt just published a children’s book for readers of about that age level. I am so proud of her!


Hi Darlene, nice to meet you, and to explore your blog. Your children’s books look wonderful. Also I think you live in/near Vancouver – our home town. It’s a beautiful city.
Thanks for visiting our blog, and for the ‘like’ on the post about the Guelaguetza Festival. I’m glad you enjoyed it. What an extraordinary experience it was.
Cheers, Alison

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, I live in the Vancouver area and work in Vancouver. It is lovely here but I enjoy visiting other parts of the world too. Your article was wonderful, the pictures depicted the colour and pageantry well.

Thanks Kamila. I’m glad to meet another dreamer. Pleased you like my blog.

Hi, I love your blog and decided to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Bye Kamila

Thanks so much Kamila!

Congratulations on your body of work!

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