Interview with A. Foster

How long have you been writing?
All of my life! Telling stories and making people laugh and even cry is my goal.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I find out that I have helped someone else unexpectedly in some way.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! You are not a true storyteller if you have not been put on the spot by your readers. They help me to stretch and become a better writer.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The miracle of watching the sunrise is a great place to start!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was a poem.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the first story, but the first one that I fell in love with. Lord of the Rings.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to find something that reflects the story, in some way. Also, that would make a reader want to pick it up out of a stack of books because it caught their eye, and the title made them curious.
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything! Reading is a pleasure!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My desktop.
Describe your desk
Ying and Yang, Messy and Organized
Published 2018-02-22.
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Books by This Author

Runner
Price: Free! Words: 78,980. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Drellin lives in a place, a land where just being alive is a crime. She is mixed blood. Marked and hunted, she bears the burden, "RUNNER!" That defines everything. No friends, no family, no one to connect to. Drellin tries to find her place in the world. Everyone wants a place. Everyone needs a place.
Farcrest
Price: Free! Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Tear is "Freeborn". That means she served her time with the forest elders and now has the right to leave her home. She believes that being of age gives her the right to go and do as she pleases. The young woman's goal is to find her father and experience life. The cost of real freedom soon becomes all too clear.
Piece Maker
Price: Free! Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
This is a sweet Christmas story. Tom, a young husband and father is broke down on the side of the road. It is a deep, cold, snowy night. Miles from home in a dangerous place, Tom walks toward home. He can not feel his feet and things look bad. Then, a truck offers a lift. Back at home, Tom's wife Sally is baking all night. Worried sick and praying for a miracle, she waits.
Heroes
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
This is a Christmas Story about a couple that have lost their son. He died in a robbery while saving others. The loss was more then they could bare, or so they thought.
A Second Chance
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
This is a Christmas story. An old woman, named Nellie watches a younger woman struggle in life and steps in to help. In doing so finds a little peace for herself and an answer to prayer.
A Christmas Bear
Price: Free! Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Inspirational
This is a Christmas story about a young boy that is dying. He is in the hospital for days and the doctors can not figure out what is going on. His family faces more problems at home as well. A young girl prays for the family and gives a lost father hope, and his family a second chance.
A Friend in the Woods
Price: Free! Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
A man crashes in the forest. The friends that help him out, may eat him instead? Well, the fact is the animals are Shifters. They are human scientists with genetically altered and upgraded DNA. The alterations allow them to become other forms. They are hiding out to stop the Company from using their "Science" to create Forever Soldiers. Slaves! But the Company may get more than bargained for.
Red Sky
Price: Free! Words: 12,000. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two Super, Ace Reporters, of "The Truth" Internet News, go south to the Bermuda Triangle on an important story. Something fishy is going on down there and they intend to find out exactly what it is! Pirates, monsters or just sunburn? If they do find the truth, will they print it? Will you believe it? There will be scary moments and serious romance on the high seas.
Babbit, the Rabbit!
Price: Free! Words: 24,670. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Babbit works for The Boss. He is a klutzy, stooge, nicknamed "The Rabbit". He accidentally loses the "Protection Book" at the Metro Library. The Metro happens to be the "Titanic" of all libraries. The "Book" could put The Boss away for life! Babbit and The Boss's son, rope the whole crazy gang into helping find it.
Take a Chance, Romance!
Price: Free! Words: 8,540. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Karen returns home to the family farm after the death of her brother. She finds herself working through hard emotions; loss, regret, hope and maybe love? On Valentines Day, the Postman for the little town of Last Stop, delivers an invitation to her, to take a chance? What that means she really does not know. Only a car ride into yesterday will give her answers.
True Treasure
Price: Free! Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
This is a story about the bravery of one young boy and his unexpected friendship with a giant, black dragon. This is for the younger audience. It is a fun bedtime story for all children. It is meant to teach that treasure is not always gold and silver, but things we love and share with each other.
Mother of Hope
Price: Free! Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The last of humanity is trapped on a set of ships that travel through time, waiting for the Earth to recover from a catastrophy. Hope is all the passengers have and all they ever will have. Two humans are left on the planet's surface with no hope, until by accident or fate they discover that Mother is wrong. This story is about love and hope.
Jade Spider
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An old wizard named Danfast realizes in his final days that life is it's own magic. A terrible end has come and he fights with his last breath to prevent it and live on. Magic comes with a cost and there is always a payment to be made of some kind. It is what we do with our life while we are here that makes the difference between living and just being alive.
Face of an Angel
Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
It is Christmas Eve and a young man on his way home to an empty life, accidentally hits a woman with his car. She asks him to help out in a soup kitchen, because her ankle was hurt and he agrees. Tom soon finds himself surrounded by people and welcomed by strangers. By the time work begins again on Monday, Tom has a new outlook on life and a strange feeling it was all meant to
Grandma's Trunk
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A young girl spends her summer with her Grandmother. They are talking together and find that the girl must write a story for school. She has no ideas as to what to write about. A strange trunk is delivered without warning, and her Grandmother has it put in the attic. The girl writes about what is in the trunk. This story teaches faith in our children as a moral.
Bah Humbug
Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
This is a Christmas story. A young girl named Liza walks into a small country store, just before closing to buy milk. After a few words with the owner she leaves, only to return by accident in time to save the owner from a robbers gun.
Tradition
Price: Free! Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Short stories
This is a Christmas Story to touch the heart and help us remember to keep those we love close. Tom McGuire reads a letter he finds in the church he is cleaning. It is from his daughter he has not seen in nearly 10 years. The words written on that paper give him hope and a future he had thought lost forever.