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Darlene Foster

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Darlene Foster dreamt of writing, travelling the world, and meeting interesting people. She also believed in making her dreams come true. It’s no surprise she’s now the award-winning author of Amanda Travels, a children's adventure series about a spunky twelve-year-old who loves to travel to unique places. Readers from seven to seventy enjoy travelling with Amanda as she unravels one mystery after another. A world traveller herself, Darlene spends her time in Vancouver, Canada and the Costa Blanca, in Spain. ...more

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Darlene Foster Yes, I read while I´m writing. It inspires me and keeps me going. I believe it keeps the creative juices flowing. I tend to read various genres not ju…moreYes, I read while I´m writing. It inspires me and keeps me going. I believe it keeps the creative juices flowing. I tend to read various genres not just the one I´m writing in. I write for children so I do like to read what kids are reading now to keep up to date. Thanks for asking!(less)
Darlene Foster I get inspired to write when I travel. Travelling stimulates my creativity by forcing me out of my comfort zone. The new sights, sounds, smells, peopl…moreI get inspired to write when I travel. Travelling stimulates my creativity by forcing me out of my comfort zone. The new sights, sounds, smells, people and culture heighten my awareness. I can't wait to sit down and create a story out of my experiences. (less)
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Pets on My Travels

As much as I love to travel and visit my family and friends, I always miss my two doggies Dot and Lia. Fortunately, there are pets at many of the places I visit. Here are a few pictures of the pets I spent time with while in Canada in September. Brandy, a Golden Labrador/Rhodesian Ridgeback […]
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All Dogs Are Good by Courtney Peppernell
"“Sometimes when you reach out for a hand you get a paw instead”

I started my day reading this book with my senior dog by my side. Lots of cuddles happened but lots of tears as well. What a beautiful collection of poetry and short stories!

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An amazing collection of dog-related poems and vignettes; many from the dog's point of view and others from the POV of the dog owner. There is something for everyone who loves dogs, has a dog, has had a dog, or wishes they had a dog. This book had me ...more
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A wonderful book describing some of the many wonders of Spain with amazing pictures and interesting details. Children and their parents will enjoy planning a future trip with ideas from this book, or just learning about special places and things to d ...more
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"“Brazos Wind” is a western short story set in Texas in the 1880s. Jack McClean comes across the widow Savannah as her house burns and then takes it upon himself to help her. I immediately fell in love with Jack’s character. He was strong, kind, and h" Read more of this review »
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I enjoyed this little story but wanted more! One of the best opening lines I've read in a long time is, "As sure as the wind can change the course of a river, life has a way of turning a man's direction." Jack McClean is drifting and looking for a pu ...more
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“Writing for children is important to me because I want children to develop the same love of books I had as a child.”
Darlene Foster, Amanda in Alberta: The Writing on the Stone

“If you don’t like the weather in Alberta, just wait a few minutes and it will change,” said Sarah.”
Darlene Foster, Amanda in Alberta: The Writing on the Stone

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