The Hidden Hours by Sara Foster

the hidden hours

Keeping her secret may save her family.

But telling it may save her life.


beneath the

How do you move on

if the past won't let you go?


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About Sara Foster

Sara Foster is the internationally published, bestselling author of five novels. Before Sara was an author she worked as a book editor, and has helped to produce over 100 published books, both fiction and non-fiction, including novels by Paullina Simons, Kathryn Fox and Liane Moriarty. She lives in Western Australia with her husband and children. Find out more about Sara here.


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 Fun with @natashalesterauthor at the launch of #beautifulmessylove by the brilliant @tesswoods_author - wearing purple to please my purple-crazy 3yo.  Had a great morning in Sydney with these lovely people at my Disrupt Your Creativity workshop. Part of @sydwritersfest #writersofinstagram #writingworkshop  Check out this fab illustration of me and Mark Greenwood talking with Anita Kirkbright about death in our books - drawn earlier today by the very talented Marina Baker at #bigsky2017 #writersofinstagram #writerslife
 I love finding poetry and quotations in unexpected places - here's a slight tweaking of Edgar Allen Poe that I found on the whiteboard in the staff room of a furniture shop when my little ones urgently needed the bathroom! #inspiration #beautifulwords #poetry  You bump into the best people in bookshops! Poster posing with the fabulous @dranitaheiss #writersofinstagram #barbedwiresandcherryblossoms #readit #itsfab  David Hunt and Meg McKinlay nailing it during the 'films win, books lose' debate at perhaps the best festival session ever - face hurting from laughing! #bigsky2017 #authorswon #theywereagainstbooks!
 Just spotted nearly all my ducks - I mean books - in a row! First time I have seen three of them with their beautiful new jackets on. Such a #proudmoment - can't wait to see all 5 together!  With my lovely fellow panellists this morning after talking about The Writer's Habitat at @sydwritersfest - with @jenevievechang David Francis and Caroline Brothers #writersofinstagram #writersfestivals #sydwritersfest  Audiobook - check. Obligatory popcorn - check. Delicious snack of own book cover made by the multi-talented @well_read_cookie and sent across the country by @Simon schusterau - check! It's time for Big Sky festival - see you soon Geraldton!! #bookstagram #bigskyfestival #geraldton #bookcookie #writersofinstagram #writersfestivals
 What a privilege it was listening to Jane Goodall tonight - Ms8 and I were lucky enough to be allowed to ask a question and find out who inspires Jane: answers included Dr Doolittle, Gary Haun and Nelson Mandela. Lots of food for thought about how to contribute to saving the natural world one piece at a time. #janegoodall #inspired #rootsandshoots #chimps #myhero  Touchdown in Sydney at sundown. See you tomorrow @sydwritersfest   The amazingly talented @well_read_cookie turned my book cover into a cookie! Looks so good how could I ever eat it?! #bookstagram #cookies #hiddenhours #thehiddenhours
 Here's @dranitaheiss enjoying herself on stage last night at the @sydwritersfest Gala event Nasty Women featuring 6 diverse and fascinating authors. Anita gave a rousing and heartfelt speech paying homage to some of the women who paved the way for her - Barangaroo, Oodgeroo, Anita's mother and grandmother and her close friend Rosie Scott. Loved every minute. #inspiring #writersofinstagram #sydwritersfest #nastywomen  My 3 year old had to design a house and add her family this morning (with a little help!). You might recall I only have two children so who is the girl in the doorway? Why, that's my little one's imaginary friend, who has been with us for about 6 months now - and gets pride of place!! The stories she tells us about what they get up to makes me wonder if this kid has a storytelling future! #childhood  Great night watching this awesome movie with @seashepherdaustralia - amazing work and still going in the #fightforthebight - protecting some of Australia's greater and lesser known national treasures. BP have pulled out but it's not over yet and they need support for all their great work #seashepherdaustralia #greataustralianbight #conservation #inspiring #jeedara #migaloo #whalenursery #sealions
 I had a brilliant evening tonight listening to Michael Robotham interview Ian Rankin. Rankin talked about how cathartic writing can be and said he thinks crime writers are nice and friendly because we get all our dark stuff out on paper. He said it's the romance writers you have to watch as - in his words - that lot will 'stab you in the front'! What do you think of that @natashalesterauthor @rachaeljohnsromance @tesswoods_author @fiona_palmer  (I'll have to try to write this up as a blog as it was such an excellent interview)  I will be at Dymocks Ellenbrook at 11 am tomorrow signing books for Mother's Day - come and say hi! #authorevent #booksigning #hiddenhours #thehiddenhours #mothersdaygift #ellenbrook #perthevents #dymocks  Author event next week! Come and hear all about the Hidden Hours - bookings essential #hiddenhours #thehiddenhours #fiction #perthevents #mountlawley #beaufortstreetbooks #authorevent

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