Under "Special Feature" every month I feature a Special Author.
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*** SPECIAL FEATURE - September'13 ***
About the Author
Cara Rosalie Olsen feels mildly guilty about her workdays consisting of hanging out with all kinds of interesting people, writing about them while wearing pajamas, and drinking exceptionally sumptuous coffee. She hopes her novels will suffice as a BIG thank you! for the opportunity she’s been given. Other random facts include an affinity for owls, rummaging through thrift-stores, and “cheat-nights” with her favorite Psychologist and husband, Michael. If she wasn’t a full-time writer, she would have liked to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, or, taken over as CEO of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.
Awakening Foster Kelly is Cara Rosalie Olsen’s debut novel. For more information and an in-depth look at the characters, please visit her website. Currently she is at work finishing her second novel, My Friend Sue, which is tentatively scheduled for release late this winter or–if the groundhog behaves–this spring.
If only a pile of wayward curls and the inability to stay on her feet were seventeen year-old Foster Kelly’s most pressing concerns. Unfortunately, stubborn hair and clumsiness are just the tip of it. At the age of five when Foster is told, “You don’t belong here,” it was only a mistake, but the result is one broken heart. These four carelessly spoken words have shaped and shadowed Foster, and now—a senior at Shorecliffs High-school—she seeks the wallflower’s existence, denying herself the most casual of friendships, much too afraid that someone will see what she believes is certain: she does not belong anywhere—or with anyone.
This reality would continue to suit her just fine; however . . . Love has a long-standing history of undoing broken hearts.
Like a comet, an unexpected arrival knocks Foster out of the crowded, starry sky, sending her directly into the limelight. Exposed and afraid, she will attempt to regain anonymity; but it isn’t so easy now that someone is watching. He pursues this shy enigma, confronting Foster’s deepest fears head-on, and in the process falls wholly and completely in love with her. But there is something he is not saying . . . a secret capable of certain ruin. Either he will break her heart once and for all, or he will heal it.
In the end, though, it is Foster who must decide if she is worth mending.
Raves & Reviews
Awakening Foster Kelly is a brilliantly written novel, that is a must read for all who appreciate stories of overcoming obstacles and connecting with the characters portrayed in a great read. ~~ revelationsinwriting on Amazon
Such a beautiful piece of literature from Cara Olsen! Her first book, she is off to a wonderful start! It set my heart and head spinning and it broke my heart in the most lovely way and surprised me in ways that make a good book GOOD. <3 ~~ Dana K Bortz on Amazon
I highly recommend the book; and even to my braver brothers that may be initially scared off by a seventeen year-old, cool-nerdy girl. ~~ Michael on Goodreads
Hats off to the author Cara Olsen for such an amazing debut. I cant wait for more of her books. Highly Recommended!! ~~ Jannat Bhat on Goodreads
Awakening Foster Kelly is the hugely ambitious debut novel of Cara Rosalie Olsen, and a highly recommended read for fans of Dianna Gabaldon's descriptive writing - or simply anyone looking for a substantial character to befriend. ~~ Kristin Yuki on Goodreads
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