All About Cj
Cj has been "hooked" on writing since winning a Western Union Telegram Contest at age 10. While Feature Editor of her High School paper in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she also wrote a Teen Column for an area newspaper. After moving to Rochester, Minnesota, she freelanced for local area magazines and the Rochester Post Bulletin, writing book reviews, features, humor, history and a rare editorial. She won the first Post Bulletin short story contest with "Llama Bells," a story picked up by Seventeen Magazine, and two national high school literature textbooks.
Magazine credits include Writer's Digest, Woman's World, Seventeen and Far West. With two fellow writers, she won a grant to write, edit and publish a Minnesota Anthology, Blossoms & Blizzards.
Cj has also been a featured speaker for various interest groups, judged writing contests and has won awards for stories and book excerpts.
With her husband, she lives on a woodsy twelve-acre hilltop--(Mt. Pegasus, aka The Funny Farm). Currently, it is under siege by a herd of deer which replaced six lovable horses once used for summer riding lessons and regional showing for over 20 years. With a menagerie of animals, the fearless Fosdicks also raised four children. Besides riding, writing, and reading favorite authors like Diana Gabaldon and Sue Grafton, Cj dabbles in quilting during long winters that keep Minnesota writers forever young--cryogenically speaking.
During a bucket list trip to England, Scotland, and Ireland in 2014, she was able to guarantee the gift of eloquence by kissing the Blarney Stone. Proof it works? Her novel "The Accidental Wife" was published by Wild Rose Press in March 2015, to great reviews. It was a Golden Quill finalist for best book, and in the top ten of the 2016 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll for both Best Romance and Best Author. The sequel, "The Accidental Stranger," will be published January 6, 2017 in eBook and print.