Published Authors Forum: Get to Know Vanessa Foster

This is the third in a series of posts by participating writers in Greater Fort Worth Writer’s Published Authors Forum, on Sunday, March 13.

Today’s entry is Vanessa Foster, Secretary of GFW Writers. Vanessa has published a memoir about “her days running from the FBI”, More than Everything, and is currently working on a YA novel. The following is a post from her blog.


Let’s go to Wig’s Wag-a-Bag for an ICEE!

My three sisters and I often spent summers in Oklahoma with aunts, uncles and lots of cousins. The excitement of summertime filled us with so much light and joy we thought we might burst.

The days were barefoot lazy, and except for meals, blissfully structure-less. We’d get up early and put on yesterday’s bathing suits—sometimes still damp from being washed out in the sink the night before. Hours were spent running through the water sprinkler, laughter filling the air. Later we’d ride bikes, play games, lay under a shade tree making whistles out of blades of grass.


Vanessa Foster, Circa 1965

Vanessa Foster, Circa 1965

Once a week Aunt Cookie would load us all into the car and we’d go to the laundry mat down the street. In our bathing suits, we found ways to occupy ourselves while the clothes tumbled in the machines. After the clothes were dry and folded, we’d go across the street to Wig’s Wag-a-Bagfor tiny brown bags of penny candy and an ICEE!

Barefoot, bathing suits, crazy hair and an ICEE. Those were the days!








Come to meet Vanessa at the forum!


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