by Pamela Foster
|Samantha is a young woman looking for a sign. Born and raised in the heart of Bigfoot Country, she learned the ins and outs of hunting for the Big Guy at her father’s knee, driving the backroads in an old Humboldt Creamery truck fitted with a giant cage and an unshakable belief in things unseen. Sometimes though, faith alone isn’t enough. Sam struggles with the need to experience more in life than Bigfoot hunts and the rundown waterfront bar she runs in her father’s stead. Things reach critical mass when a handsome young journalist arrives in town and sweeps Sam off her feet, forcing her to face her choices head-on in the process. Can she find her own faith in a creature most call mythical? Or is she better served cutting ties entirely with the traditions of her youth… along with everyone and everything that goes with them?
With her signature poetic style, Pamela Foster paints the landscapes of California Redwood Country so vividly, you’ll swear you can feel the cold whisper of the mist on your skin as you rollick through the wilderness with Samantha and her tribe. Humorous as it is poignant, Bigfoot Blues delivers a delightfully quirky look into one woman’s journey down the indistinct trails of identity, faith, self-understanding, and the unquenchable human drive for something more. (232 pages, Foyle Press, 2016)
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Hardcover ISBN: 978-163373112-7
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|Pamela Foster has always been surrounded by great food. She became an Abbey Cook at an early age, learning to prepare the organically grown produce and free range livestock raised on her family’s small country estate. Her maternal grandmother sang while she cooked; it was her introduction to the love of cookery. While she once catered her own hand crafted Swiss chocolate truffle confections, she now prefers to simply share her passion of these delightful treats with family and friends.
She holds a degree in History and is fascinated by how people lived, what they ate, and how traditional dishes evolved. The Edwardian period was an exceptional time for food: it played a key role in how wealth was displayed.
Her passion for history, food, healthy eating, and period dramas — including Downton Abbey — resulted in her popular blog www.abbeycooks.com. As a fan she included a number of famous “Downton dishes” for fans to enjoy as they watch the show together.
She firmly believes that everyone should embrace the role of head cook in their own Abbey. Learning to prepare what we eat has health, cost and many other benefits.
She is married to her Lord D, living happily ever after in the Greater Toronto Area of Canada.