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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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.