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 series, for kids aged 10–14, has been well-received by readers around the world. Esme's Wish was honoured with 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 YA fiction, as well as a second Purple Dragonfly award. Esme’s Voice will be published by Odyssey Books in 2021.

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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?

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"An enchanting tale full of adventure, friendship and magic.

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“[My novel] took up the sweetest part of my mind and the rarest part of my imagination; it was like being in love and better. All day long when I was busy [...], I had my unfinished novel personified almost as a secret companion and accomplice following me like a shadow wherever I went, whatever I did.”
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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
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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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