The Novels of Jon Foyt

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  Recent Works of Fiction co-authored by Lois Foyt and Jon Foyt,

       available in  Print and E-Books--Click on the covers below

           About the Author, who is an advocate

                 for active adult retirement:

Striving for new heights on the literary landscape, along with his late wife Lois, Jon Foyt began writing novels 20 years ago, following careers in radio, commercial banking, and real estate. He holds a degree in journalism and an MBA from Stanford and a second masters degree in historic preservation from the University of Georgia. An octogenarian prostate cancer survivor, Jon, 83, is a marathon runner (60 completed), hiker, and political columnist in a large active adult retirement community near San Francisco.

photo by Helen Munch

       Jon’s Novels available on Amazon, Kindle, and all e-readers

                              Marcel Proust in Taos

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     A Los Alamos physicist, Christopher, retires to Taos, New Mexico to write a novel about nuclear terrorism. There he meets aspiring artist Marlene, and the two fall in love. Together they open a microbrewery and find themselves confronting terrorism of a new sort—in unmapped emotional territory. Click here to Read the Kirkus Review.

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Time to Retire

       Mystery and Romance abound in this novel set in an active adult retirement community. Follow local reporters, Willy (himself nearing retirement) and Sally, as they investigate the suicide of a prominent resident and the lifestyles of aging retirees.

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A gripping narrative that reads like a mystery, entertaining and thought-provoking." -- Doug Hergert, columnist and author of Nothing in Paris and Can’t Get It In France

“The characters offer a vital glimpse into the adventures of retirement living.” -- Alice LaPlante, Stanford University creative writing professor, author of “Turn of Mind,” a mystery novel about Alzheimer’s

“…A realistic description of a retirement community. Living in such a place, I recognize the foibles of members, the clubs, and the Board as vivid and humorous. Holds your interest…an enjoyable read that I recommend. -- Samuel P. Oliner, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Humboldt State University, author of Altruistic Personality, Altruism, Intergroup Apology, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, and The Nature of Good and Evil

“…A current American chronicle poignantly surveying the dramas, heartaches, and successes of our life scene.” -- Walter M. Bortz II, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, recognized as one of America's distinguished experts on aging and longevity, author of Next Medicine: The Science and Civics of Health and Roadmap to 100

       Lois Foyt (1932-2011), with a degree in Feminist Studies from Stanford University, and Jon collaborated in writing 8 novels and 2 screenplays during the last 20 years of their 60-year marriage. (They met in high school in Indianapolis.) Lois and Jon lived for 16 years in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they were sponsors of the Santa Fe Film Festival.
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Shakespeare’s The Winters Tale

in N. California

Offshore Trusts

and romance in

Switzerland and

the Caribbean

Back story of the Erie Canal in 1808

Preservation vs

Progress in the


Zuni Pueblo artist meets cyberspace


Run a marathon

amidst nuclear waste

An Ohio WAC joins WWII

Royal romance in a retirement community and in Albania


The Mind of an American     Revolutionary

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