Thoughts, News & Events
Fri, 18 Dec 2015
My Christmas dream ...
that at this moment, dozens of editors are in their homes, curled up on sofas before warm fires, wearing thick socks, cozy pants and sipping coffee laced with Baily's while reading my manuscript and ... that they are so immersed, they can't even pick up their cell phones to tell my agent just how badly they want to buy it.
When they are released from their book-loving hazes.
That's realistic, right?
Merry Christmas to all and may all of your dreams come true!
"I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten - happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another."--Brenda Ueland
My purpose is to entertain myself first and other people secondly.--John D. MacDonald
"Fiction writers, present company included, don't understand very much about what they do - not why it works when it's good, not why it doesn't when it's bad."--Stephen King
"I am irritated by my own writing. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within. "--Gustave Flaubert
"Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don't feel I should be doing something else."--Gloria Steinem
Writing counts.--Allyson Di
About Lori Duffy Foster
I was born and raised in the Adirondack
Mountains of New York State, which is the setting of my first novel, Spring
Melt. I am sister to seven siblings. I am a graduate of SUNY-Oswego
(BA) and of Binghamton University (MA). For 11 years, I wrote about
everything--crime, education, politics, the military, running, Native American
affairs--for The (Syracuse, N.Y.) Post-Standard.
That's where I met my awesome husband, Tom, co-author of Their Darkest Day,
an account of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.
When I became a mother, I
gave up my full-time career to be home with our kids. I have
taught college English as an adjunct; worked as a technical writer;
freelanced as a writer and editor; and started up my own Web-based business. In
my spare time I write novels. My short stories have been published in Aethlon,
a journal of sports literature, and in the 2011 Short Story America Anthology.
I am a writer,
but I refuse to call myself an author until at least one of those books
sees print (at someone else's expense).
I have lived all over the country--in
New York State, Florida, Arizona, Ohio and, currently, in
northern Pennsylvania. And my hope is that one of these days,
my husband and I will be able to take our kids around the country and
throughout the world.