Passionate about literature, Elizabeth Carroll Foster has long worked to make her mark on the field. She started as a feature writer and editor for Southern Maryland newspapers, like The Maryland Independent and The St. Mary’s Beacon. She really loved the opportunity journalism brought to produce articles of importance. Ms. Foster also wrote for regional magazines like Chesapeake and Maryland Magazine, where she wrote profile articles and met a variety of interesting people. She is most proud of this accomplishment.
After her journalistic endeavors, Ms. Foster turned to focus more on books and novels. Notably, she authored “Southern Winds A’ Changing” in 2008, “Follow Me: The Life and Adventures of a Military Family,” in 2010, and “Musings, Mutterings, and Aw Shucks: A Collection of Short Stories, Essays, and Features,” in 2011. Further, she produced works like “North Carolina Carrolls, 1600s-1850” and “Virginia Carrolls and Their Neighbors 1618-1800s.”
Ms. Foster’s dedication and talent have not gone unnoticed. She was recognized as Author of the Month in 2011 by the Military Writers’ Society of America, the group who also awarded “Follow Me” first honorable mention in their national book competition. Additionally, “Southern Winds” won the iUniverse Editor’s Choice designation in 2013, and was the recipient of numerous good reviews. The US Review of Books wrote, “Foster provides a window into time periods that may still feel like yesteryear for baby boomers and older readers…Zeroing in on a handful of clearly defined characters, Foster deftly captures the imagery associated with those and other historical markers [of the Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam]…“Southern Winds A’ Changing” is undoubtedly a must-read.”
When Ms. Foster isn’t working, she is presenting at numerous speaking events, including Author’s Day 2014 at the Garland County Public Library in Arkansas, her home state. She also pursues hobbies such as reading, genealogy, travel, friendships, and Unitarianism, as well as spending time with her children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. To prepare for her journey, Ms. Foster earned a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Maryland in 1974.