#TenThingsYouMayNotKnow – About Darlene Foster

I hope you guys are enjoying this series as much as I am, because I don’t foresee it going away any time soon, especially with all the great guests we’ve had so far. And today is another list from a really super blogger and writer, Darlene Foster. I know you’ll enjoy it, so let’s get started. Take it away, Darlene!

(NOTE: Just heard from Darlene, who is traveling and can’t respond right now. She said she’s enjoyed reading all your comments and will be responding herself as soon as she’s home. That gal DOES do some serious traveling, as mentioned in her Ten Things List. 😁)

Ten Things You May Not Know About Me
by Darlene Foster

  1. I’m very short, barely graze 5 feet. What I lack in height, I make up for in enthusiasm and determination.
  2. I have worn glasses since I was in grade three. I feel naked without them.
  3. I can’t swim, play the piano, milk a cow, or type. (perhaps all these things require the same chromosome) I have taken lessons to no avail, and drove my dad crazy when he tried to teach me to milk a cow.
  4. My favourite movie isΒ Doctor Zhivago.
  5. My favourite book is Lucy Maude Montgomery’sΒ Anne of Green Gables.
  6. I love shoes, books, animals, books, most people, books and chocolate.
  7. I enjoy cooking and baking and love trying different recipes.
  8. My middle name is Dale, after Dale Evans.
  9. I have ridden on the back of a motorcycle over much of Canada, The United States, England and Wales.
  10. I have explored the west coast of British Columbia and Washington State by boat, visiting most of the San Juan and Gulf Islands and venturing as far north as Desolation Sound.

Darlene at the Tower of London Some 40 years ago. (She claims! πŸ˜€ )


Author Darlene Foster

Darlene FosterΒ grew up on a ranch outside of Alberta. She dreamt of writing, travelling the world and meeting interesting people. She also believes everyone is capable of making their dreams come true. It’s no surprise that she’s now the award-winning author of a children’s adventure series about a travelling twelve-year-old-girl. A world-traveler herself, Darlene spends her time in Vancouver, Canada and Costa Blanca in Spain with her husband and amusing dog, Dot.

Find Darlene’s Wonderful Amanda BooksΒ  HERE

You can reach Darlene on Social Media Here:

WebsiteΒ Β | Β GoodreadsΒ |Β BlogΒ |Β TwitterΒ |Β Facebook

121 thoughts on “#TenThingsYouMayNotKnow – About Darlene Foster

  1. I am very impressed with the motor cycle adventures and have to confess to only being on the back of a motor cycle once and if I had known how that boy was going to drive a car when he got his car licence a few months later I would have realised it was such fun because it was dangerous! New next door neighbours have a collection of super bikes and have offered a lift post Covid.

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  2. We share a lack of height, the need for glasses and a love of animals, chocolate and books including Anne of Green Gables. However, I’ve not travelled nearly as much nor ridden a motor bike apart from a terrifying short trip along a quiet road. This is a wonderful series and and I’m loving these snippets of information. Who needs to milk a cow when you have Darlene’s spirit of adventure! xx

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  3. The covers of your books are adorable, Darlene! I thought it odd that you would list “milk a cow” among the things you can’t do, since I figured most people can’t do that. Then, I realized you grew up on a ranch, and it clicked. LOL! I enjoyed learning about you today. Marcia, I love this series, so I’m happy it’s continuing. πŸ™‚

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    • Funny, I CAN milk a cow, though I never grew up on a ranch or a farm. Just a short visit once when I was little, but it proved instructive. I even learned how to send a squirt of milk toward the barn cats who were lined up waiting. πŸ˜€

      So glad you’re enjoying these Ten Things posts, Yvette. I think they’re a lot of fun, too. I have no plans to stop, unless I run out of folks who want to take part. πŸ˜€

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  4. Delightful! I enjoyed learning about Darlene. Thank you, Marcia, for featuring her. I chuckled about milking a cow. I haven’t done that since I was around 7 or 8 — a very long time ago. But, I suspect I could still manage. Somethings we don’t forget. 😁

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    • So glad you enjoyed Darlene’s list, Gwen. I did, too. And I’m with you on milking a cow. I was shown how to do that on a visit to a farm when I was about the same age as you were. I’m pretty sure I could still do it today, as well. 😁 Thanks for stopping by! πŸ˜€


    • So glad you are enjoying this series, Suzy. I hope to keep it going a long time, if enough people continue to take part. Darlene’s list was a lot of fun, for sure, and I thank you for stopping by today! πŸ˜€


  5. Darlene, it sounds like you have led quite the adventurous life with all that travel. How wonderful!
    In addition to my love for books, I’m a shoe fanatic, too. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for hosting Darlene today, Marcia. It’s great learning more about her. Now I understand her love for travel is reflected in Amanda’s stories encompassing the globe.

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    • That was pretty cool, huh? Oh, how I remember watching Roy and Dale and Gabby and Nellybelle! πŸ˜€ I’m glad you enjoyed Darlene’s interview and are having fun with the series, Pete. (Gonna post a little note at the top shortly. Darlene let me know she’s traveling, and will be responding to all the comments when she returns. I’m not sure when that will be, but do want to let folks know she’s enjoyed reading them. )

      Thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to comment. πŸ˜€

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    • See, I’m usually saying things like “Finally, someone TALLER than me!!” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      I agree, it’s a great list, and know when Darlene is home, she’s going to have a wonderful time responding to all of you folks who enjoyed it.

      And I’m really glad you love these posts, Sue. I think it’s a fun way to get to know our fellow writers and bloggers, too. Thanks so much for stopping by today and letting us know! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  6. I loved this. Darlene is such an interesting person, always exploring. In fact, I do believe she’s back here in Canada last I heard. Seems we have more in common than I thought! I could watch Dr. Zhivago another 30 times. But what surprised me was Darlene said she doesn’t type? With all her books, I find that fascinating. Pray tell Darlene? Lol Good fun Marsh! ❀

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  7. Nice to “meet” you! Love the travel, but I would give the cows one more shot! LOL. They’re so sweet. Every time we go to the state fair, I get in line with all the other kids (I’m 57!) to milk a cow. πŸ™‚

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    • So glad you enjoyed Darlene’s Ten Things list, Sue, and Iove that you still enjoy a chance to milk a cow now and then. (They really ARE sweet, aren’t they?) Thanks for sharing that and for stopping by today & taking a moment to leave a comment! πŸ˜€ ❀

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  8. Super fun 10 Things, Darlene and Marcia. I’m a short little thing too. Lol. And her list of “loves” made me laugh with books appearing twice. “She dreamt of writing, travelling the world and meeting interesting people.” I guess that dream came true!

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    • It was a real treat to have you visit us, Darlene! Thanks so much for taking part in the Ten Things series, and I hope you know you’re always welcome here! Also thanks for sharing the post, too. Your answers were really fun! πŸ€— ❀

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    • No fibs. I really cant type and have written all my books with two fingers. I have become very good at that. And I don’t swim, I just paddle in the water. I guess I am a bit odd. My love of Spain is more about the history and pagentry, not about the beaches, although they are lovely and intake my dogs fir walks along them. XO

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  9. I have 1 inch on you πŸ™‚ Now I didn’t know you rode a motorcycle across Canada — not surprised because you love adventure! That is so cool that you were named after Dale Evans — I loved her as a kid! And I share your love of Dr. Zhivago and Anne of Green Gables. Every time you post a site like this, I continue to learn interesting things about you! Love it! Do you watch “Heartland” on Netflix — I’ve recently become a big fan of that show set in Alberta.

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  10. Darlene, what a wonderful love of adventure and travel – no wonder your books reflect this passion! As for love of books I see this made multiple appearances, not surprisingly! Lots of new interesting facts I’ve learnt about you. A great series, Marcia and glad it’s here to stay! Wishing you both a great start to October!

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