Posted at 4:22 pm
The Isle finds itself on a 'best reads of 2018 list' alongside some incredible books and writers. I'm humbled. "Foster creates a memorable atmosphere and a perfect balance of folk horror and noir in The Isle and it’s a book that will appeal to any dark fiction fan....
Posted at 7:34 pm
Cedar Hollow Reviews had this to say about THE ISLE: "The Isle is an atmospheric murder mystery wrapped in a curse. The boat ride out to the island is claustrophobic foreboding at its finest. The dread is evident from the get go. I thought the...
Posted at 11:09 pm
Nick Kaufmann, author of 100 Fathoms Below, had this to say in his review of The Isle: "John C. Foster has written an exceptional gothic mystery, heightened by an atmosphere of ancient New England fishing towns, Puritan folklore, storm-tossed seas, and the secrets that lay...
Posted at 10:24 pm
Tony Tremblay, author of The Moore House had these kind words in a review of The Isle: "Holy cow, this book is nothing like I thought it was going to be based on the cover (mindless fun - giant lobster eats people). Instead, it was...
Posted at 10:22 pm
I had a wonderful time reading from The Isle at Noir at the Bar, Providence, with a standing room only crowd. Barry Lee Dejasu put on one hell of an event on Saturday the 12th...
Posted at 1:27 pm
We've survived to the first Friday in 2019, huzzah! I'll be making appearances throughout the year, but would like to share the developing schedule as it is at present:
1/12 - Noir at the Bar in Providence, RI
1/17 - A Night of Dark Fiction in NYC
Posted at 2:48 pm
"The first and most obvious characteristic I look for is an embrace of the season itself. A story that revolves around Christmas or takes place on Christmas. The second, and in my mind more important characteristic, is to find a story that reflects the classic...
Posted at 8:27 pm
The first two dates for my 2019 reading tour on behalf of The Isle are set.
January 12, 6-8pm I will join a great group of writers in Providence for Noir at the Bar at AS220
January 17, 7-9pm - A Night of Dark Fiction - Readings...
Posted at 1:04 am
Gordon White at Hellnotes had this to say about The Isle: "Foster’s writing, too, will grip readers from the get-go. Although the closest descriptor would be “hard-boiled” a la the pulp detective stories, Foster’s prose never lapses into pastiche. He writes clear and vivid descriptions...
Posted at 6:32 pm
I was delighted to see the first review for The Isle appear on Goodreads/Amazon this morning. It went like this:
A closed society. Secrets. Atmosphere you can taste. Names have power and John C Foster was wise enough to dedicate THE ISLE to the pair who...