Jane Foster

Sliding, Foster's second novel, is loosely based on her own life and takes place in New York City during the 1980s, where she lived for over 30 years. The main character is a woman who doesn't know she is an alcoholic.  "I had no idea I was an alcoholic," said Foster, who has amassed a wealth of first-hand knowledge about alcoholism and how it affects individuals, families and communities.

For nearly two decades Foster has served on the board of the Hanley Center, an alcoholism and substance abuse treatment center in South Florida.  Her mission is to try and remove the stigma surrounding addiction and recovery.  By sharing her experience, strength and hope as a board member, speaker and an author she has become an inspirational figure to many inside and outside the recovery community. 

Presaging Foster’s foray into novel writing were her studies in English Literature and Art History at Finch College in New York City, where she graduated with honors. Following her studies, she worked at Sotheby's as assistant to the Chairman, John Marion, and later with the famed jeweler, Fred Leighton, before opening her own jewelry design business.  Foster is also a passionate horticulturist, and two of her gardens are included in the Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens. 

Foster currently divides her time between Florida and France.


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