'Almost to Destin' finishes a 10-year journey

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Foster Sanders

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 04:47 PM.

Foster Sanders bought his first home in this area in 1980 in Fort Walton Beach. He came over often from Baton Rouge to visit and through the years he has sold and bought other properties and lived in different communities up and down this stretch of coast.

"I've been around a long time," said Sanders. "Even when I lived in Fort Walton, I used to drive over to Grayton to go to the beach."

These days, Foster has settled in Miramar Beach, close to both South Walton and Destin, and has made this his full-time home since 1997, where he says he "dabbles in various projects."

Since retiring from practicing law, one of the projects Sanders has found time for is completing his 10-year project of writing a romance novel. He titled it "Almost to Destin."

Foster said it was always one of his dreams to be a writer, but that was something he never had time to do.

"I was always attracted to the art of writing and the fulfillment it gives, but I didn't have the time until I moved here," he said.

Since Foster has also always been attracted to this area, this was the locale he chose for his main character to be based in the novel. He set his heroine down in the fictional place Ebenezer Forest, a place he says is similar to the Choctawhatchee River Basin.

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