Author Elizabeth Carroll Foster, Arkansas native and member of the Hot Springs Village Writers’ Club, was honored by the Military Writers of America in their Dispatches publication as Author of the Month for December for her memoir, Follow Me: The Life and Adventures of a Military 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 and Features, will be available in January for local book signings.
MWSA Dispatch reviewer, Charlene Rubush, has this to say about 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, in the South “at a time when racial tensions were alive.” It focuses on two women–one a school teacher and one an African-American sharecropper–whose lives become forever entwined.
Foster’s newest book, Musings, Mutterings, and Aw Shucks, is a collection of short stories and essays that highlight eclectic characters, embellish true experiences, and illustrate unconditional love, disappointment, and friendship.
Some stories share poignant, and occasionally witty instances that allow readers to reminisce about holidays past, and 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 as he loves his master. The stories are a glimpse into 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, visit http://elizabethcfoster.blogspot.com.