A Conversation With June Foster
An award-winning author, June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in education and a MA in counseling. Her characters find themselves in tough situations but overcome through God’s power and the Word. She writes edgy topics wrapped in a good story. To date, she’s seen fourteen contemporary romances published.
When do you find time to write?
June: Since I’m retired from 34 years of teaching elementary children and my entire house only takes 45 minutes to clean, I have lots of time to work on my work-in-progress. (My house cleaning duties are light because we live in our RV!) I’m blessed to have time day or night—any time I get inspired, which is most of the time. But I generally write my first draft early in the morning after my Bible reading when I’m feeling refreshed. The rest of the time I use for self-editing, critiquing, and other projects.
Why do you like writing romantic suspense?
June: I love to write a story centered around a boy-meets-girl theme in which the driving force of the plot is getting these two together despite high stakes—a novel in which romance is at the heart of the tale. But adding an element of suspense keeps readers turning the pages of their kindles and enriches the story. Especially romantic is when the hero can protect and defend the woman he loves, the heroine, from harm. When they can work together to solve a mystery, it only drives them closer together.
Current book: Restorations of the Heart
True beauty isn’t found at the Miss Idaho pageant but in a deserted ghost town in the mountains of Idaho.