Scotch Plains, NJ (PressExposure) April 18, 2007 -- âT: An Auto-Biography,â a new childrenâs book, published by Red Engine Press, aimed at eight to thirteen-year-old (or grades 3-8) will be formally launched at the Scotch Plains Library at 1927 Bartle Avenue in Scotch Plains, NJ on Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 1:00 to 2:30. The Friends of the Scotch Plains Library and the New Jersey Writersâ Society will sponsor the event, which is free and open to the public. There will be door prizes and refreshments.
âThe book is a real auto-biography,â said Foster. âItâs about a Model-T Ford, along the same lines as Black Beauty. It tells of the life and times of the card from itâs âbirthâ â right off Henry Fordâs assembly line in the early 1920s, through the Roaring Twenties, the Depression, World War II, a stint as a demolition derby car in the 1950s â and beyond.
âThis is a wonderful book not only for children and their parents, but for grandparents to give â and read â with their grandchildren, since so many of the carâs âexperiencesâ will trigger their own memories,â said Foster. âIn my many talks around the state for my other (non-childrenâs) books, I have talked to dozens of seniors who are looking for a book they can not only give to their grandchildren, but can read along and identify with.â
âT: An Auto-Biographyâ is delightfully illustrated by Kathe Gogolewski who has been a professional muralist and caricaturist for over twenty years.
âT: An Auto-Biographyâ is Fosterâs first childrenâs book, although she has written more than a dozen childrenâs musical shows which have been performed numerous times throughout the state. She has also written two historical fiction novels, âLADIES: A Conjecture of Personalitiesâ and âGarfieldâs Trainâ.
Author Feather Schwartz Foster will sign copies of her book. Joyce Faulkner, a representative of Red Engine Press, the bookâs publisher, will also attend.
âT: An Auto-Biographyâ is available at online and retail bookstores for $9.95. Inscribed and autographed copies are also available by visiting the authorâs website at http://www.featherfoster.com .