'Anna's experienced, confident and supportive assistance made my book, Rolvenden Recollections, a reality and I thoroughly recommend her to anyone wanting to see their book published.' Jackie King
'Anna Foster's help and guidance gave us the confidence to complete my father's Memoirs. He would have been delighted.' Tom Lupton
'From the moment she got hold of the project, Anna knew what needed to be done to get the best result for my book, Forty Years A Potter, realising that it was to be as much a tribute to one woman's determination, as a simple story about a potter and her wares.
Anna identified and brought together the team of editor, photographer and designer which she managed throughout. She efficiently dealt with all the image and copyright issues, knowing exactly how to resolve various complexities that came about.
She had a fine eye for the text and the balance of images, consulting with me over every recommendation and change. She also put an immense amount of work into the final printing stage, the covers and paper weights, the graphics and tones, reading and rereading the proofs to iron everything out. The project proceeded without any difficulties.
The great result achieved has been substantially due to Anna. I am enormously grateful for all that she has done, for her experience and judgment. I enjoyed working with her throughout!' (2021)
'I have just published From Womb to Tomb, an account of district nursing and midwifery in the 1970-80s - and my third book with YouByYou Books.
'In 2006 I published my first book, From Maternity To Eternity, a hardback illustrated with our family trees and colour photographs. I decided to have 35 copies bound by hand, which I gave as Christmas presents to members of the family.
'Having acquired a taste for writing, in 2007 I wrote a history of The Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent to mark their 25th Anniversary.
'I am now looking forward to the next project!' (2013)
The Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent is priced at £5 and is for sale through the Hospices. All proceeds go to the Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent. Click here to purchase a copy.
'Writing my first book at the age of 70 I found myself at a complete loss as to how to publish it. Anna Foster came to my rescue and helped edit text, and advised on photos and layouts, until we were able to produce an attractive first volume, my autobiography, Snippets of a Lifetime.
'I was so pleased with the result that a book of poems, two volumes of short stories and 11 children's books followed. A whole new window in my life has been opened. I can only praise the encouragement and professional advice I have received and still receive from Anna.' (2015)
Lotte is available to read her children's stories in schools, book shops and libraries in west London. She also gives children's talks on the Second World War and the River Thames, based on her own experiences.
'Over a number of years I was cajoled by friends to tell the story of my life. The publishing world was a mystery to me but I was fortunate to discover Anna Foster whose advice and encouragement brought the project to a successful fruition which resulted in the publishing of my autobiography At Your Service.
'Anna is a charming person with whom to work and without her invaluable help in editing my manuscript and finding a publisher, I doubt if the book would have existed.' (2008)
YouByYou Books helped David Seeney prepare his manuscript for submission to general publishers. At Your Service is published by Woodfield Publishing, priced at £9.95.
'A chance meeting with Anna was the inspiration I needed to write up a year of my tales in Oz. She took charge of reading through volumes of diaries to condense the year into a thrilling motorbike adventure.
'Initially I wrote the book for my family who had supported me through my travels. Friends also showed interest so we celebrated the launch of Riding High Down Under in our village hall in Biddenden in Kent with an Oz-style bash. The companion who accompanied me brought his currrent dirt bike - not dissimilar to the ones we rode round Oz - and we set up a tent with a billy and fire (not lit!). We sold 50 copies of the paperback on the day. I bought an ISBN number for the book and have since sold Riding High to travel and biking enthusiasts. I also sent copies to friends I made in Oz as a way to say thank you for the hospitality I received there.' (2005)