Press for Melissa’s Books

Over 1 Million Books Sold!

New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster


The Alliance of Independent Authors — Community Builder5 star readers favorite award finalist 2014 correct onegold-shiny-REaders Favorite Petals, Hearts silver-shiny-READERS FAVORITE_ bronze-shiny-READERS FAVE 2014

Melissa Foster is the real deal. Every day, she is out here, in the trenches, sleeves rolled up, cheerful and energetic, as she engages, supports, and creates. She is out in front, navigating the unknown, clearing a path, and setting up sign posts to ensure that all members of the self-published and indie published community have a clear opportunity to walk that same path.She is not just opening doors, she is installing them.” 
– Ashley Barron, The Priyas

See EVENTS PAGE for current interviews & events

Awards

HAVE NO SHAME, New York Times & USA Today Bestseller 2014

SLOPE OF LOVE, USA Today Bestseller 2014

WHERE PETALS FALL, WINNER, GOLD MEDAL, Readers’ Favorite Awards, REALISTIC FICTION. FINALIST  2 categories (Fiction Drama, Fiction Suspense)

LOVERS AT HEART (Love in Bloom: The Bradens), WINNER, SILVER MEDAL, Readers’ Favorite Awards, Romance Contemporary

FRIENDSHIP ON FIRE (Love in Bloom: The Bradens), WINNER SILVER MEDAL, Readers’ Favorite Awards, Romance Sizzle

DESTINED FOR LOVE (Love in Bloom: The Bradens), WINNER, BRONZE MEDAL, Readers’ Favorite Awards, Romance Sizzle

HEARTS AT PLAY (Love in Bloom: The Bradens), WINNER, GOLD MEDAL, Readers’ Favorite Awards, Romance Sizzle

HAVE NO SHAME, moves on to the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in the category of General Fiction.

MEGAN’S WAY, WINNER, Readers Favorite Award, FICTION/DRAMA

MEGAN’S WAY, WINNER, 2011 Beach Book Festival Award, SPIRITUALITY

MEGAN’S WAY, Finalist, 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, NEW AGE

MEGAN’S WAY, Finalist, Readers Favorite Award, WOMEN’S FICTION

MEGAN’S WAY, Honorable Mention, New England Book Festival, SPIRITUALITY

CHASING AMANDA, WINNER, Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards, PARANORMAL

CHASING AMANDA, WINNER, Readers Favorite Award, PARANORMAL

CHASING AMANDA, Finalist (2x), Readers Favorite Award, MYSTERY, WOMEN’S FICTION

CHASING AMANDA, Amazon Top 100 60+Days running, Indie Reader’s Bestselling List That Counts

CHASING AMANDA, Top Books of 2011, The Write Agenda

CHASING AMANDA, Top Books of 2011, Pixel of Ink

CHASING AMANDA, Finalist, Ebook Festival of Words Awards, 2012, Best Novel

COME BACK TO ME, Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 2012

COME BACK TO ME, Finalist, Readers Favorite Awards, 2012

COME BACK TO ME, Finalist, Kindle Book Review Best of Indie Book Awards, 2012 (Winner TBD Oct. 2012)

COME BACK TO ME, Top 5 Must Read Books of 2011, IndieReader

COME BACK TO ME, Top Ten Books of 2011, Tea Time With Marce

COME BACK TO ME, IndieReader Best Reviewed Books of 2011, Huffington Post

COME BACK TO ME, Perez Hilton’s Recommended List, 2011

MELISSA FOSTER, nominated for Shorty Award (Author) 2011

Versatile Blogger Award, One Lovely Blog Award,

ARTICLES & MENTIONS

PLEASE REFER TO MELISSA’S ARTICLES PAGE for more articles and mentions

Guerilla Marketing for Books on CNN Money

Agent Assisted Self-Publishing on The Alliance for Independent Authors

Melissa Foster noted as BRAVE

Porter Anderson mentions Melissa Foster, Writing On The Ether

Jane Friedman’s Blog, Guest Post: Agent-assisted self-publishing and the Amazon White Glove Program

Are Indie Authors Devaluing The Written Word? Alliance For Independent Authors

Melissa chats with literary agent and author, Andrea Hurst, Authornomics Blog, also on Publisher’s Marketplace

Klout, Kred, and Social Media Scoring, The Priyas 

MELISSA FOSTER featured on IndieReader

MELISSA FOSTER featured on KIRKUS REVIEWS, “How I Did It”

MELISSA FOSTER mentioned in an unsolicited blog post by Author Annamaria Bazzi

MELISSA FOSTER mentioned, Where The Gray Matter Pours Out

MEGAN’S WAY featured in Front Row Lit Magazine.

COME BACK TO ME, mentioned in Westchester Magazine by bestselling novelist, Darcie Chan

Mentioned: See Jane Publish

COME BACK TO ME reviewed in Hagerstown Magazine

Melissa Foster quoted in Hope Tour article.

Article referenced on Jane Friedman’s blog,

Why Indie Authors Aren’t Taken Seriously, article by Melissa Foster, Huffington Post.

Jane Friedman, quotes from Melissa’s article, Are eBooks Too Cheap, Indie Authors Debate the 99 Cent Price

CHASING AMANDA, Honest Indie Reviews

COME BACK TO ME, review, Rachelle Ayala

Celebrating WLC with author Stacy Eaton

Top Books of 2011, The Write Agenda, Chasing Amanda #2

Top 10 Books of 2011,  Pixel of Ink, Chasing Amanda

Tea Time With Marce, Top Ten Books of 2011

Author’s Den, Review of Come Back to Me, by Leslie Garcia

PlostForge, Nice People, They Are Out There, by John Brewer

Huffington Post, Are eBooks Too Cheap, Indie Authors Debate The 99 Cent Price, by Melissa Foster

USA Today’s book blog, Happily Ever After, features COME BACK TO ME

Review of Come Back to Me by IndieReader.com, “Come Back to Me is perceptive and penetrating look at the intricacies of love, respect and relationships. Foster’s characters are solid; her writing style engaging and her story moving.”

Review of Chasing Amanda by IndieReader.comFoster captures the terror and fear of an abducted child as well as the passion and resolve of the woman who is driven to rescue her before it’s too late in this riveting, polished page-turner.” -

One Read At A Time Magazine, Author Feature

Working Mom Daily

Priya Blog

Working Mums, by Sally Dennehy

Herald-Mail, by Chris Copley

She Writes, by Bonnie Trachtenberg

Ebook Friendly, Bestselling Indie List

CHASING AMANDA and COME BACK TO ME, and AMAZON bestsellers (60+ days running) Indie Readers Bestseller List (7 weeks running)

CHASING AMANDA in Huffington Post

Clearing Your Chaos, Calgary’s Chld Magazine Nov/Dec 2011

CHASING AMANDA in KDP Newsletter

Yahoo Associated Content, Chasing Amanda

Barnstable Patriot, features Megan’s Way

Hagerstown Magazine, features Chasing Amanda

Mommy Guilt, by Melissa Foster, September/October issue, Calgary’s Child Magazine (in print and online)

Gazette Newspaper, Aspiring Authors article, by Peggy McEwan

Lunch Network, Review of Megan’s Way, by Sheila Deeth

Bella Online Women’s Lit Site, Review, Chasing Amanda

Minds Eye Magazine Review of Megan’s Way

Mensa Bulletin, Review, Megan’s Way, Nov/Dec 2009

Bella Online Women’s Lit Site, Review, Megan’s Way

The Infinite Field Magazine, September 2009, pp. 30-31

The Maryland Gazette, September 9, 2009

Monocacy Monacle, September 11, 2009, pp3 & 21

Interviews with Melissa

This list will be updated monthly.

If you’d like to interview Melissa, or would like to invite her to visit with your group, please use the Contact form to send her an email.

Audio Interviews

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Listen to Melissa Foster’s interview with Kimberly Sherrell on Blog Talk Radio

Discover Entertainment Internet Radio with Kimberly Sherrelle on BlogTalkRadio
Listen to internet radio with Kimberly Sherrelle on Blog Talk Radio

Listen to Melissa Foster’s interview with Ella Sandwell, Author Hour (link below to hear audio)

Listen to Melissa Foster’s interview with Barry Allen, A Book And A Chat Radio Show

Listen to Melissa Foster’s interview with Fran Allen, Red River Writer’s Radio Show

Listen to internet radio with Red River Radio on Blog Talk Radio  

Interview, Keating Network, April 29, 2011. Listen to Archive

Listen to the Interview with Rita Schiano

Listen to Melissa’s Interview with The Authors Show

PRESS RELEASES

An Unforgettable Drama About Courage and Love, COME BACK TO ME

Self-Published Novel Gains Powerful Following: Soon to Be Motion Picture (attached, below)

Author Melissa Foster’s books, Chasing Amanda and Megan’s Way Nominated for Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards

Author Melissa Foster Kicks Off Blog Tour For New Release

Debut Novel, Megan’s Way, Moves Readers to Tears

New Author, Melissa Foster, Take Blog World By Storm

Melissa Foster, Author of Megan’s Way, Brings Unique View To Right-To-Die Issue on The Authors Show

Melissa Foster is an award-winning, International bestselling author. She writes contemporary romance, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.