“Never let a day go by without a dream” Darlene Foster
My favorite series is the FITFS – that is Following in the FootSteps of my blogging heroes. These are all people I admire and in some way or really in many ways and would like to emulate them.
Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to a Supermegawoman at least according to her grandson -“My grandson calls me “super-mega-woman-supreme” and finding out just a little about this amazing lady confirms the moniker is accurate.
According to the archives Darlene Foster first posted on her site June 19, 2010 and titled it “Hello Dreamers”. Darlene’s platform through much of her work is about dreaming, but not Just dreaming. Its about making dreams come true. One of her dreams, Hot Air Ballooning came true that very month.
Two days after that first foray into wordpress land Darlene announced publication of her first book Amanda in Arabia. See? A dreamer making her dreams come true. I don’t have to say it but I will – YOU INSPIRE!
Since then two other books have been published about Amanda – In Spain The Girl in the Painting and In England The Missing Novel. Now being for YA and I am definitely OA I had not read the books, however, after reading a couple of adult reviews I now have them on my list.
She is pretty modest about herself and says, “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.”
Now before you get all excited about her perfection I must tell you she does have a quirk or two. It seems, and keep this just between you and I, her best friend is, well, oh I guess I just have to come out and say it – her best friend is Flat Ruthie. And not because she has no personality. I mean her best friend is FLAT.
Ya see what I am saying here? AND last summer she also hosted Andy the Traveling Armadillo, who I have mentioned previously but if you need a refresher just pop over here. So obviously our fave author here has, shall we say, a strange taste in friends although she seems to manage okay with those of the human species. So you are safe to pop over, have a look, say a little hello and get to know this incredible, incredible, woman. I have poached photos and words liberally and she has so much more to say and to show you. Awww I haven’t even mentioned recipes and…and….oh boy..
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My website is http://www.darlenefoster.ca
- FITFS is back and Everyone Needs a Little Harper Faulkner in Their Life (bridgesburning.wordpress.com)