It’s with heartfelt sadness
that this announcement is posted on Traveling Tales. Earlier this week, Editor,
Vic Foster, passed away in his sleep. Although he had been struggling with a number
of health related issues over the last few years, his strong will and Irish tenacity
had always kept him going. He never missed a deadline, even when in hospital.
Nor did he ever turn down the opportunity to chat with his writers and fellow
As well previous involvement
with TMAC, Vic was one of the founding members of BC
Association Of Travel Writers, an organization that provides mentorship and
networking for both the veteran and aspiring travel journalist. He recently attended
the association’s AGM and was regaling all with his feisty stories and anecdotes.
Vic was also publishing stories
right up until his final day. Travel yarns from his cast of well versed writers
were shared regularly with readers of the Van Net paper chain. The same stories
were immediately posted here, for additional coverage. Quick turn around time
from submission to exposure was always important to Vic –a task in today’s
market that is rarely attainable. He had a consistent style that worked, not only
for the writer, but also for his newspaper editors.
Vic had expressed wishes
that Travel Tales continue in some capacity after he was gone. We had met with
him on a number of occasions to amalgamate his business with ours, Travel Writers’
Tales, www.travelwriterstales.com but unfortunately time ran out.
Here's to you Vic
Jane Cassie & Margaret Deefholts,
Co-owners / editors of Travel Writers’ Tales