Hi, I’m Elizabeth Foster, author of Esme’s Wish.

Writing fiction has been a real learning experience for me, and I hope this site can be a resource for other writers on the same path – as well as a landing site for my eventual readers. My debut novel, for younger teens, will be published by Odyssey Books in September, 2017, and here I will be chronicling the remainder of its journey, while reflecting on some of the lessons learned along the way.

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Esme’s Wish

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 reason for her mother’s disappearance – that ‘lost at sea’ is code for something more terrible, something she has a right to know.

After Esme is accidentally swept into the enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. Esme soon discovers that her mother, Ariane – a talented painter of myths and legends – once led a secret second life in the crumbling canal city of Esperance. The more Esme discovers about Ariane, the more she questions whether she really knew her mother at all…

Esme’s Wish, a fantasy with a mystery at its heart, leads the reader into a beguiling world to which they’ll want to return again and again.



Now, nothing else mattered. She had found the place her mother had whispered of, the place sewn into the fabric of her dreams.

– Esme's Wish

Praise for Esme’s Wish

“I found the story very unique… this book overtook my expectations… A beautiful, fantastical mystery. I would love to read multiple books following this one. I’m dying for a sequel now and this book hasn’t even been released.”

- Tamsyn, 15

“I was enchanted by the world, awed by the creatures and as motivated as Esme to find out what happened to her mother.”

- Angie, 14

The side characters all have very distinctive personalities and stories of their own. All the details about the world make it really sound like a fascinating and beautiful place.”

- Julia, 15

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