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Published:January 2nd, 2010 21:04 EST

Judyth Piazza chats with Amy S. Foster, Author of When Autumn Leaves

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Amy S. Foster was born in Victoria, Canada to singer B.J. Cook and legendary record producer David Foster.  But Amy opted out of a career in music and chose international business instead.  While going to American University in Washington DC, she took a course in creative writing with renowned poet Ann Darr that would change the direction of her life. 

After graduating, Amy moved to London to hone her literary skills, determined to get a collection of her own poetry published.  It was there that she met producer Martin Terefe (KT Tunstall, Jason Mraz, Cat Stevens) who asked her if she wanted him to put some music to her poetry.  The two made a ground breaking spoken word record which turned Amy`s focus entirely to music and from there, the progression to becoming a lyricist was natural.  Since then, artists have sought out Amy`s easy, conversational style of writing and her uncanny ability to help them tell their own stories.  She has penned two number one hits with Michael Buble (Home and Everything).  Home " has also been covered by Westlife and most recently Blake Shelton which gave Amy her first country Number One.  She has worked with artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Destiny`s Child, Solange Knowles, Eric Benet, Diana Krall, Josh Groban, One Flew South, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, John Paul White, RyanDan, The Three Graces and Brooke White. Most recently Amy has been writing with Michael Buble for his fourth studio album.

The premiere installment of the Jaen Saga, When Autumn Leaves ", Amy`s first work of fiction is being published by The Overlook Press in September 2009.   Currently, Amy lives in Nashville, TN with her partner Matt Freeman and two daughters.