Interview with C.J. Foster, Author of A Seaside Story
07 Jul 2020
What can you tell us about your new release, A Seaside Story?
This is a compelling and touching story of family, responsibility and love. I first started writing the “A Seaside Story” during one of my military deployments oversea years ago. I was missing someone very close to me and was inspired to write a story that touched on our love. While this is not a military story in any way, the feelings of belonging and the deep meaning of love between two people and responsibility to family are very much a part of the story.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I was inspired by telling stories to friends and family, encouraged by them to put these words to paper.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
How about my top five authors instead: Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Tess Gerritson, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allen Poe
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Creating realistic scenes where the characters emotions come through.
What is a typical day like for you?
Get up a few hours early before work to write, then spend the evening with my family after work.
What scene from A Seaside Story was your favorite to write?
Towards the end, there is a very emotional letter written from one of the characters to another. It was very cathartic for me to write, as it echoed the deep feelings I have for my spouse.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Never quit, never give up on your dream.
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