Author Elizabeth Carroll Foster, an Arkansas native and member of the Hot Springs Village Writers’ Club, was honored by the MilitaryWriters of America in their Dispatches publicationas Author of the Month of December for her memoir, Follow Me: The Life and Adventures of aMilitary Family.
The National Association of Professional Women, 2010-2011, also featured Foster as “Woman of the Year.”
Foster, a journalist and newspaper editor before turning to fiction, has also written a novel, Southern Winds A’ Changing. Her newest book, Musings, Mutterings, and Aw Shucks: Collection of Short Stories, Essays andFeatures, will be available in January for local book.
MWSA Dispatchreviewer, Charlene Rubush, recommends Foster’s memoir, “Her story will resonate with many who have lived a life in the military … It is a testament to the bravery and courage of the distaff side of military life, and a validation of their many sacrifices.”
Foster set her novel, Southern Winds, “at a time when racial tensions were alive in the South, the lives of two women-one a school teacher and one an African American sharecropper-become forever entwined.”
Foster’s newest book, Musings, Mutterings, and Aw Shucks, is a collection of fictional short stories, non-fiction essays and featureshighlight eclectic characters, embellish true experiences, and illustrate unconditional love, disappointment, and friendship. Some stories share poignant, as well as occasionally witty instances that allow readers to reminisce about holidays past, sympathize with middle-aged women unwittingly caught up on the cusp of the Women’s Liberation Movement. One story allows readers to empathize with young single mothers, another to love a golden retriever just as he loves his master. The stories are a glimpse into both imaginary and real-life worlds that share a perspective on life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.
For more information about author Elizabeth Carroll Foster, visithttp://elizabethcfoster.blogspot.com.