Darlene Foster's Blog

Archive for the ‘Uncategorized’ Category

I had the pleasure of being interviewed on Aurora’s blog. Check it out and read about my messy mind map.

Writer's Treasure Chest

Welcome back!

You were a guest on ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ before, where we learned about writing in your life and your projects.

Let’s see what you can tell us today:

1. Are you still writing in the same genre as you did before, and if not, why did you switch – or would you ever think to change genres?

I am still writing travel adventure stories for middle grade readers and probably will for some time. I enjoy writing for this age group. Tweens are no longer little kids and not yet young adults. They are just discovering life outside their comfort zone and are eager to learn more. I like to think my books will broaden their horizons and spark an interest in traveling.

I have, however, written short stories – memoirs, about growing up on the Canadian prairies, and plan to publish them in a collection soon. It´s…

View original post 864 more words

Something from my archives! Time has moved on but we are still making memories.

Darlene Foster's Blog


DSC02167

I have  many wonderful memories of Christmas growing up. It doesn’t surprise me that many of them have to do with my grandma. She had many grandchildren but always made sure I got something special under the tree. She gave me my first stamp album, books I treasured and even my first Elvis Presley album! Christmas dinners at grandma’s place was special.  Her small house brimmed over with aunts, uncles and cousins. The meal would be delicious with special treats we only got at Christmas time. Grandma provided these treasured memories that always return at this time of the year.  I don’t think I ever told her how much they meant to me.

My 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren live in another province so I don’t see them as often as I would like. I’ve only spent a few Christmases with them over the years. Every year I enjoy…

View original post 347 more words

I hope everyone is gearing up for the holidays, however they are celebrated. Check out my thoughts and pictures of my first real Christmas in Spain, written two years ago! My time flies when you are having a good time.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

I am sure that Darlene cannot believe that it is two years since she wrote this post. Their second Christmas in Spain and boxes unpacked and the local area explored.

David and I ate out on our terrace the last two Christmas days before we left, in brilliant sunshine.. I can tell you right now that is not going to happen this year…. and I have asked Santa for fleecy socks and thermal underwear.

Anyway back to Spain.. and Christmas in Spain. Please head over to Darlene’s to appreciate all the photographs that she took in the local area.

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas by Darlene Foster.

This will be our second Christmas in Spain. Last year our boxes hadn´t arrived so we decided not to decorate the place we were renting. (The first time in my life I didn´t decorate for Christmas) This year we…

View original post 801 more words

Today I am a guest on Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo. Since I used to interview people for a living, I decided to interview Amanda. You may learn something new about her!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

DF Hello Amanda. Thanks for agreeing to be interviewed as your readers are eager to learn more about you.

AR Thank you, Mrs. Foster. It is so awesome to be interviewed. I’ve never been interviewed before.

DF I used to be a recruiter and I interviewed people for a living, so I will start this interview like I always did. Can you please tell me a little about yourself?

AR Yes, thanks. I can do that. (Clears her throat) My name is Amanda Jane Ross and I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. I am in grade six and attend Guy Weadick Elementary.  It’s named after a cowboy who started the Calgary Stampede, you know. I live with my mom, Evelyn Ross and my dad, Don Ross. They are both accountants and work a lot. I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. I love to read and I do some writing…

View original post 1,561 more words

I am a guest on Canadian Writer´s Abroad. Check out what I have to say about my move to Spain.

 

Source: Foster’s Dream Life

Check out one of my favourite recipes on Sally´s blog.

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Darlene Foster very kindly sent in this dessert which she and her family enjoy. If you have a recipe that you would like to share then contact me via the link at the end of the post.

I enjoy making desserts from scratch. We don´t often have dessert but when we do, it has to be homemade. I love this one from a recipe book I was given as a gift. It is always a hit with hubby and guests. Everyone loves a bit of chocolate! The pure Valor chocolate is great but any chocolate will do. It is a perfect recipe for those who require gluton or lactose free desserts. The dolop of whipped cream is optional. I often serve it with a couple of strawberries on the side.

AUSTRALIAN APPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE
from Green Feasts by Richard Cawley

4 eggs separated
115 g/4 oz sugar
115g/4oz plain chocolate…

View original post 354 more words

I am delighted to see this wonderful review on Reading Recommendations!

reading recommendations reviewed

Amanda on the Danube: The Sounds of Music
by Darlene Foster

Purchase copies here

Darlene Foster writes middle grade novels about two plucky girls, Amanda Ross, and Leah Anderson, best friends from different continents. These intrepid travellers visit different places around the world and solve mysteries. Foster puts in considerable travelling and research to ensure that the details she writes about are authentic. Not only are readers entertained by great mysteries with a touch of suspense, they learn about different geography and history. If you haven’t read one of these books yet, you should change that.

In this book, Amanda convinces her parents to join Mr and Mrs Anderson on a cruise on the Danube river. The two girls end up sharing their own room on board the ship, which gives them more autonomy. It’s a pretty exciting opportunity for two girls who are on the cusp of adolescence.

Before…

View original post 400 more words


click to purchase

click to purchase

click to purchase

click to purchase

Click to purchase

click to purchase

click to purchase

Pig on Trial

click to purchase

Join me on Twitter

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 6,578 other followers

Archives

Goodreads

click to read review