Jane Foster was born in New Orleans and moved to New York City to study English Literature and Art. She lived in NYC for over 30 years, working as a jewelry designer with Fred Leighton before opening her own business. She now splits her time between Florida and France.
“Sliding,” Foster’s second fiction novel, is loosely based on her life. In 1980s New York City, the book’s main character does not know she is an alcoholic. “Sliding” was the Eric Hoffer Gold Medal Finalist for Commercial Fiction in 2016.
Foster’s third book, “Boulevard Beausejour,” written with Anne Yelland, won the 2017 Book Excellence Award Finalist for Comedy. The book follows a couple who move to Paris from New York City.
“Careless,” her fourth book, was a 2019 Book Excellence Award Finalist for Contemporary Fiction-International. The book tells the story of an NYC ballet dancer and reveals the dark side of fame.
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 experiences and strength, she inspires many inside and outside the recovery community. Foster is also a passionate horticulturist, and two of her gardens are included in the Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens.