News & Forthcoming

Foster’s new book Closed Ranks: The Whitehurst Case in Post-Civil Rights Montgomery is slated for a Fall 2018 release and is now available for pre-order from AmazonTarget, Walmart, and other national and local retailers. Social media posts about the book will include the hashtags #ClosedRanks and #WhitehurstCase.

Information about the book’s release event and about dates and locations for other signings and talks will be posted here. To schedule a signing or talk, please use the contact form on the About page. To read the press release for the book, click here.


On Monday, September 17, Foster spoke to the Montgomery Rotary group about his new book Closed Ranks. Though the book has not been released yet, this was the first book-talk event. More are being scheduled through the fall and winter.


This year, Foster is coordinating the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum‘s annual Literary Contest. Since 2018 marks the centennial of Scott and Zelda meeting in Montgomery, this year’s  theme is “What’s Old Is New,” giving a nod to the daring and innovative spirit of Scott’s and Zelda’s artistic and literary work by seeking out this generation’s brave thinkers. The contest is open to high school students and college undergrads.


Any of Foster’s books, including I Just Make People Up about artist Clark Walker and the anthology Children of the Changing South, are available on Amazon and through other national retailers.


You can keep up with Foster Dickson by liking his author page on Facebook, by following him on Twitter or on Instagram, or by connecting with him on LinkedIn. Foster shares and posts news stories about his home state of Alabama with the hashtags #alabamagood and #alabamacandobetter.


Pack Mule for the New School has been re-named Welcome to Eclectic as of mid-June 2018. The focus of the blog will remain the same, and no previous posts will be removed. The name was changed to more accurately describe writing that is “Deep Southern, Diversified & Re-Imagined.”


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