About the Author
Antoinette Foxworthy’s interest in reading and writing started at a young age. She remembers a book always in her mother’s hands. She had her first poetry published in seventh grade. She continued writing through high school and college but her focus changed to the medical field, then raising a family. When she shifted focus again to work in human resources she became editor-in-chief of the corporate newsletter. Many people encouraged her to pursue her talent of writing. At age thirty-nine, while traveling to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, she spotted a peaceful lawn setting from the fourth floor turret at Craigdarroch Castle (www.thecastle.ca). Leaving the castle she discovered that the lawn she had enjoyed from the turret was the side yard of the adjacent house. She thought, “If ever I’m going to pursue my writing, wouldn’t that be the ideal place.” It was for sale.
After seeking advice from her mother who told her “It’s not the things I’ve done in my life that I regret, rather the things that I didn’t do,” she bought the house, quit her job, and moved to pursue her craft. While living in Victoria she self-published a children’s book, XOXO, illustrated by students from St. Margaret’s School where her youngest daughter attended. Her short stories were used as writing examples in high school classrooms throughout Victoria. In addition to writing she opened up Antoinette’s Bed and Breakfast so that others could enjoy the tranquil setting of her 1913 home in the shadow of the castle.
Eventually, Antoinette returned to California. After meeting Steve Foxworthy at her thirty-year high school reunion she married him. They live in the San Francisco Bay Area. When she retired from all of her former careers, she joined a writing group. In that Thursday morning class she was encouraged and supported to further develop her writing. She has written and published award-winning poetry and short stories. During her writing class she wrote and shared the first chapter of No More. Her instructor, Susan Wilson, and her fellow students encouraged her to continue the story. No More was developed and refined in that classroom. This is her debut novel.
Antoinette’s four daughters and eight grandchildren live within an hour of her home. They bring her immense joy as she watches their distinct personalities blossom. In addition to reading, writing and spending time with her grandchildren Antoinette practices yoga, enjoys her garden, and loves traveling with her husband Steve.
She is well known for her My Perspective pictures of her travels. (See My Perspective) You can read some of her poetry and short stories on this website.
WHERE TO GET HELP
National Domestic Violence Hotline www.thehotline.org 1-800-799-7233 (24 hours)
National Sexual Assault Hotline www.rainn.org 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) National Sexual Assault is the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the United States.
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline www.loveisrepect.org 866-331-9474 Teens and parents anywhere in the country can call or log on to the interactive website.
NOMORE.org No More is dedicated to getting the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and abuse out of the shadows