D. Bruce Foster is a native of northern Baltimore County, Maryland, the location of the novel Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, where he grew up observing the social and cultural milieu of My Lady’s Manor steeplechase country. For twenty-five years he has been chief of emergency medicine at a Pennsylvania hospital and is the medical director of an aeromedical helicopter service, as well as all Advanced Life Support ground emergency medical services in the southern half of his county. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
For four years, Bruce served as Dean of the Pennsylvania Institute of Applied Health Sciences, a source of paramedic training and continuing medical education for health care providers engaged in emergency and critical care. He is the past president of his county medical society.
He has two published medical textbooks: Twelve Lead Electrocardiography for ACLS Providers published in 1996 by W. B. Saunders (Harcourt Brace), and Twelve Lead Electrocardiography – Theory and Interpretation published in 2007 by Springer. The former, now out of print, sold seven thousand copies, a significant performance for a medical textbook, and the latter earned a four star rating from Doody’s Book Review, a review service for the medical publishing industry.
Bruce lives with his wife on a farm in southern Pennsylvania in a lovingly restored pre-Civil War brick farmhouse. His passions, many of which come to bear in the book, include flying (he’s an instrument-rated private pilot), skiing, tennis, graphics design, and the French language. He is a serial entrepreneur who has founded four businesses, including the Whitetail Ski Resort in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, the premier mid-Atlantic ski area.