Elizabeth Foster

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Elizabeth lives in Sydney, Australia, where she is hard at work on the third and final novel in the Esme series. Much of her inspiration comes from nature, especially the ocean. Her first novel, Esme’s Wish, for kids aged 10–14, has been enjoyed by readers around the world. Esme's Wish is a recipient of a Purple Dragonfly award, an award which recognizes excellence in children's literature. Esme’s Gift, the sequel to Esme’s Wish, recently won an IPPY medal for best fantasy. Find out more about Elizabeth on her website.

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Elizabeth Foster Esme isn’t based off anyone in particular. However, of all the characters in the series, I probably identify most with her. I set out to write a femal…moreEsme isn’t based off anyone in particular. However, of all the characters in the series, I probably identify most with her. I set out to write a female protagonist who could be strong while still being a little introverted, who uses her wits rather than physical strength to accomplish her goals (although I love warrior heroines, too!)(less)
Elizabeth Foster Esme’s Wish is currently only available in English, although there is a possibility of it being translated into French at some point. If there is enou…moreEsme’s Wish is currently only available in English, although there is a possibility of it being translated into French at some point. If there is enough demand, I would love for it (and the sequel) to be available in other languages in the future!(less)
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Esme's Wish (Esme Series #1)

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Blurb for Esme's Wish

The events of the last few months flashed before her – and the years before them.

Her hand twisted high in the air.


When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her protest is dismissed as the actions of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother – so why can’t she?

But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are covering up the real Read more of this blog post »
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Elizabeth Carolyn wrote: "Hi Elizabeth, good to meet you! Thanks for your friend request :)"

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Carolyn Hi Elizabeth, good to meet you! Thanks for your friend request :)


Elizabeth Thanks so much! It’s nice to connect with other readers.:)


Majenta Hello, Elizabeth! Thank you for contacting me. I hope you are well and getting ready for another great new week. Congratulations on your books! Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!
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