What is your latest release and what genre is it? Amanda in Alberta – The Writing on the Stone, for Middle grade readers
Quick description: Amanda is delighted to show Leah around Alberta during her visit from England. They take in the Calgary Stampede, go on a cattle drive, visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, spend time with the dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum and explore the crazy Hoodoos. When Amanda finds a stone with a unique mark on it, she doesn’t think it’s important until everyone seems to want it – including a very ornery cowboy. Is this stone worth ruining Leah’s holiday and placing them both in danger?
Darlene Foster has always had a desire to write and has won awards for her short stories. Besides being a writer, she is an employment counsellor, an ESL tutor, a wife, mother and grandmother. She loves travel, reading, shoes, cooking, music, chocolate, walking on the beach and making new friends. Her grandson calls her “super-mega-woman-supreme”. She was brought up on a ranch in southern Alberta, where she dreamt of traveling the world and meeting interesting people. She currently lives on the west coast of British Columbia, with her husband Paul and their black cat, Monkey. She is the author of a series of travel-adventure books for middle readers, although readers from seven to seventy enjoy travelling with Amanda Ross as she unravels one mystery after another.
Links to buy Darlene’s book:
Available in both eBook and print formats:
Amanda in Arabia – The Perfume Flask
Amanda in Spain – The Girl in The Painting
Amanda in England – The Missing Novel
Amanda in Alberta – The Writing on the Stone
What are you working on now?
I am currently working on Amanda on the Danube. Amanda takes a river cruise and visits Germany, Austria and Hungary. Along the way she meets more intriguing characters and learns a lot about European history. It is in the very beginning stages so I can’t say much about this adventure yet.
Darlene’s reading recommendation:
I am currently reading The Giver by Lois Lowry and highly recommend it before seeing the movie. It is so well written, thought provoking and has stood the test of time.