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Lori Duffy Foster

... write to think; think to write.

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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.
They will.
Soon.
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!

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Quotes

Coffee has two virtues: it is wet and warm.

--Dutch Saying

"I believe humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee. "

--Flash Rosenberg

"All writers are vain, selfish and lazy, and at the very bottom of their motives lies a mystery. Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand."

--George Orwell

Easy reading is damned hard writing.

--Anonymous

"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud."

--Emile Zola

There is more pleasure to building castles in the air than on the ground.

--Edward Gibbon

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.