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Rebecca Forster

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Born
in Webster Grove, Missouri, The United States
June 16, 1952

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On a crazy dare. Now, with over 33 books to my name including the bestselling Witness Series featuring Josie Bates and the USA Today Best Seller KEEPING COUNSEL, writing is my passion.

Before I began my creative career, I earned my B.A. and MBA and worked as an advertising executive. I have taught at the UCLA Writers Program, SEAK conference and other writing venues. I also volunteer with the Young Writers Conference which brings writers into middle schools.

I'm long married to a Superior Court judge (we met in high school) and am the mother of two creative sons.

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Rebecca Forster Isis, First, forgive me. I can't believe I haven't been here for four months. I have a good excuse. I have had my nose to the grindstone. I wrote 3…moreIsis, First, forgive me. I can't believe I haven't been here for four months. I have a good excuse. I have had my nose to the grindstone. I wrote 3 new books in the last six months and just released them yesterday. Check out The Day Bailey Devlin's Horoscope Came True. There are three in the series, but that's number 1.

Yes, there will be but not for a little bit. I can't decide where to go next :). I promise, though, Billy is okay. I wrote three new books that aren't thrillers - romantic comedy - just for the fun of it. I'm hoping that will clear my mind for Billy :).

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Rebecca Forster I 'suffer' writer's block way too often so I turn to the physical. I play competitive tennis - a great sport of strategy that makes you think - I…moreI 'suffer' writer's block way too often so I turn to the physical. I play competitive tennis - a great sport of strategy that makes you think - I clean the house, I garden, I sew. Anything that keeps my hands busy seems to calm my mind. I suppose it's a little bit like letting a field go fallow. My brain regenerates.(less)
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DSC_8288Today is the day before the official Mothers Day day. Yesterday, I told you about the gift from my son, Eric. Today, I want to tell you about the gift from my firstborn, Alex.


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Description: When the wife of a senatorial candidate jumps to her death, an eyewitness say she was pushed by his disturbed sister. Josie Bates agrees to the defense because the candidate is a man Josie once loved.
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Description: Josie is pulled back into the world of high-stakes law when her ex-cop lover is accused of murdering his disabled stepson - a son Josie never knew he had.
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Description: When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is accused of murder and will be tried as an adult, Josie Bates - a beach rat and attorney - is the only one who will step up to help her. But helping Hannah means Josie may be the next to die.
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Greer Noble Rebecca I stand in awe! 25 books, my word! And you're so gorgeous :-) You now have another fan! May I humbly introduce you to my two books and another, my first non-fiction and a work in progress. Although Veiled Madness would probably be more up you alley, Checkmate is a very quick read. I'd be so honoured if you'd scan either and tell me what you think.. my blog http://greernoble.com/blog.html Can't wait to read yours. Tell me which one as I still have a pile of author friend's books I've been asked to review next to my bed which I'm sure you do too, only on a much larger scale? How you still get time to lecture I don't know! Veiled Madness by Greer Noble


Rebecca Forster Before Her Eyes won the Readers Choice Award for mystery on BooksAndPals. Thanks so much to everyone who voted and the reviewers who nominated this book. I'm so honored.Before Her Eyes


Rebecca Forster Hostile Witness was just named a Thriller of the Month at www.e-thriller.com Dare I say - I'm thrilled :)


Rebecca Forster I'm definitely intrigued :)


Douglas Wickard I'm honored! Thanks for your friendship! Hope you get a chance to check out A PERFECT HUSBAND!


Rebecca Forster Hey Anne! How are you? Probably holiday crazed like dthe rest of us. Hope they are wonderful. Thanks for remembering. I just published EXPERT WITNESS. It's online and ready to go. I'm so excited. I hope people like it.

Best of the season. Let me know what you're working on.

Rebecca


message 4: by Anne

Anne Carpenter Just wanted to send you a quick note to say hi! Last I heard, you were working on getting your latest "Witness" book ready to go up - I've since finished "Silent Witness" and am about to start "Privileged Witness." Hope all is well with you this holiday season!


message 3: by Julie (last edited Oct 05, 2010 08:38PM)

Julie Achterhoff Thanks for linking up with me, Rebecca. Your books sound thrilling. I just sent in my fourth thriller to my publisher. Mine usually have a paranormal twist with a love interest.

Warm Regards,
Julie Achterhoff


Rebecca Forster Darcia,

Thanks for writing back. It was fun and funny how it all got started. I think all writers have great stories.


Darcia Helle Thanks for the add, Rebecca! I love that a dare turned you into such a prolific author!


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