Brooke Lea Foster


Brooke is an award-winning author and journalist.

She has worked as a writer and editor at The Boston Globe Sunday MagazineThe Huffington Post/Aol and the Washingtonian magazine. She’s currently a contributing writer to Psychology Today magazine.

Her articles have appeared in The AtlanticThe Washington Post MagazineGood Housekeeping, ParentsPARADE,  Scholastic Parent & ChildThe Baltimore SunThe Boston GlobePsychology Today, among many others. She’s the author of three parenting books: “The Way They Were” (Crown, 2007), “There When He Needs You” (Free Press, 2008), and “For Goodness Sex” (Harper Collins, 2014).

Foster, a three-time finalist for the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, the highest honor given to writers under the age of 35, is also the recipient of the Robert D. G. Lewis Watchdog Award for Investigative Reporting for her story “Trouble in Coal Country.” Her 2003 story about illegal teenagers in the Latino American community was a finalist for the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism for excellence in reporting on children and families. She’s the recipient of numerous Dateline Awards given by the Washington Society of Professional Journalists