by Pamela Foster
|At thirty-two, Samantha has hit her stride. Most days, she splits her time between keeping up her hole-in-the-wall waterfront bar and managing the Humboldt County Bigfoot Hunters. Throw in her rambunctious twin daughters, Victoria and Dharma, and her gentle giant husband, Bubba, and you have a woman with her hands full. You couldn’t call it an ordinary life, but it’s stable and happy. Still waters, however, often run deep. When an all-too-human specter from the past shows up, Sam and her oddball band of friends—including the tall, hairy, forest-dwelling ones—are confronted with a monster of a very different kind. As the darkness grows and threatens to destroy them all, they’re faced with a choice. Can they put their differences behind them and fight together for what they love? Or are some scars just too deep to be forgotten?
With a voice as unique and lyric as Steinbeck’s, Pamela Foster paints her native California Redwood Country as a living, breathing part of her story and everything in it. You’ll take every step through the mists and ancient forests with Samantha and her motley crew, feel every cold shiver, see every stunning vista. With a natural flair for understanding the ties that bind us, Bigfoot Mamas weaves a touching, complex tale of love, healing, and redemption, and answers the age-old question of just how far a mother will go to protect her children. (234 pages, Foyle Press, 2016)
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Hardcover ISBN: 978-163373206-3
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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.