Inger Margaret Foster


Born in Montreal, Quebec, Inger and her family immigrated to the United States in the early 1960’s. Growing up in the quiet suburban town of Ramsey, New Jersey, she attended Ramsey High School, where she developed her love for both writing and art. Later on, as an art major at William Paterson University, she eventually earned her Masters in Visual Arts, with concentrations in English and Education. Inger was a classroom teacher/substitute teacher for thirty years before retiring.

Inger returned to her love of writing after her children headed to college. Essays became short stories, and the short stories eventually evolved into her first novel, The Final Canoe Ride. The sequel, Split Soul, came next, and then the prequel Elke’s Magic was published. By weaving back and forth she then created what would become an eight book series, all geared towards general audience. Falling under the realm of Magical Realism, each book has a touch of fantasy and a bit of magic. And all books are about healing, losing and finding, and most importantly about love. Now that Connections is published, The Circles of the Soul series is complete.

In order to achieve the look of a book within a book, Inger collaborated with an artist, Cathlyn A. Driscoll to create The Rule of Thirds and Back in the Before. In the process, they also decided to publish the books within as two separate books for children: Happy Again and Timmy and the Unicorn. Inger is currently working on a new novel in the Historical Fiction genre called:  In the Attic.

On a very special and exciting note, the first novel in the series, Elke’s Magic, has been adapted into a screenplay by Daina Ann Smith and they are awaiting the next steps towards development.

Inger is married and living in New England. She is the mother of three adult children and two daughters-in-law and is now a grandmother.

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