Author Chat with Elizabeth Foster (Esme's Wish), Plus Giveaway!

High-res-EW-cover

Today we're excited to chat with Elizabeth Foster, author of Esme's Wish.  

Read on for more about Elizabeth and her book, an interview, plus a giveaway!

 

 

 

 

Meet Elizabeth Foster!

Elizabeth Foster read avidly as a child, but only discovered the joys of writing some years ago when reading to her own children reminded her how much she missed getting lost in other worlds. Once she started writing, she never looked back. She’s at her happiest when immersed in stories, plotting new conflicts and adventures for her characters.  Elizabeth lives in Sydney, Australia, where she can often be found scribbling in cafés, indulging her love of both words and coffee.

 

Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram

 

 

 

Meet Esme's Wish!

When fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father's wedding, her protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager. Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme's mother, Ariane - 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. With her newfound friends, Daniel and Lillian, Esme retraces her mother's steps in the glittering canal city of Esperance, untangling the threads of Ariane's double life. But the more Esme discovers about Ariane, the more she questions whether she really knew her at all. 
 

This fresh, inventive tale recently won a 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Award.

 he first in an MG-to-YA series, Esme’s Wish is an ideal read for 10-14 year olds. 

  

A warm-hearted, whimsical fantasy tale, with lashings of mystery, magic, and mythology, and prose that 'flows like water.' Prepare to fall in love with Esperance! 

*** Esme’s Wish (e-book) is on sale for only 99c for the whole month of July so be sure to grab a copy! 

 

Amazon * B & N Indiebound

 

 

 

 

~ Author Chat ~

YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

I’m inspired by the ocean but I also love unique urban environments like Venice – so I started thinking about how I could turn those things into a story.  Once I began writing I got a bit obsessed – which wasn’t a bad thing because of the amount of work ahead of me. J.K. Rowling was a big inspiration too – when I finished the last book in her Harry Potter series I realised how much I liked fantasy worlds and decided to create one of my own.

 

YABC:  Who is your favorite character in the book?

I have a soft spot for the main character, Esme. She is full of determination and has plenty of smarts too. It took me a long time to really inhabit my characters – the benefit of writing a series is that now I know them really well and things like dialogue flow more easily.

 

YABC:  Which came first, the title or the novel?

The novel came first. The title of each book reflects an aspect of the protagonist’s journey in the story. Esme’s Wish is the first in the series, Esme’s Gift is the title of the second. As for the third – well, it’s too far away to know that yet!

 

YABC:  What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?

I am most proud of the opening scene where Esme objects at the wedding of her father. I struggled to know where to start the book and finally decided that this was the best way to introduce the main character and show the impact of her missing mother on her life.

YABC:  Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?

Patience and persistence. It takes time to learn the craft of fiction writing, especially when you start out as an absolute beginner. I’ve also earned to be kind to myself, to avoid comparisons and to stick to a writing routine.

YABC:  Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or Revising?

The first draft comes more easily now that I am more experienced, but it is still an exhausting process, and rather scary too. Revising is definitely more enjoyable for me. Maybe I am a bit of a control freak (who, me?) but I like to know the foundations of the story so I can carve out the details and polish.

YABC:  What would you say is your superpower?

I would love to be able to fly! After this series is done, I’m thinking about writing a story focusing on birds so I can inhabit their world for a while – with a few fantastical twists, of course!

 

YABC:  Is there an organization or cause that is close to your heart ?

Preservation of our beautiful blue planet is probably the cause closest to my heart, particularly efforts to save the oceans and its inhabitants. The humpback whale was almost hunted to extinction and numbers are now up again due to worldwide efforts. In Australia, there is now a big campaign underway to limit plastic bag usage, which will help prevent the pollution of our oceans and the tragic loss of the animals who live in them.

 

 

Esme's Wish

By: Elizabeth Foster

Publisher: Odyssey Books

Release Date: October 30th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS*

 

One winner will each receive $20 Amazon Voucher ~ (International)

 

 

 *Click the Rafflecopter link below to enter the giveaway*

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview & Giveawa...
Author Of The Week: Chat with Kate Alice Marshall ...

Related Posts

 

Comments 7

Already Registered? Login Here
Janell Goode on Monday, 23 July 2018 10:21

love the cover and the synopsis

0
love the cover and the synopsis
Lily M. on Friday, 27 July 2018 18:19

I've seen this book everywhere, can't wait to check it out.

0
I've seen this book everywhere, can't wait to check it out.
Marisa Fort on Monday, 30 July 2018 23:32

Love the colors on the cover and the soft look, the synopsis sounds amazing!

0
Love the colors on the cover and the soft look, the synopsis sounds amazing!
Dan Denman on Friday, 03 August 2018 10:42

The book cover is colorful and cool. This sounds like an exciting fantasy adventure.

0
The book cover is colorful and cool. This sounds like an exciting fantasy adventure.
Danielle Hammelef on Thursday, 09 August 2018 19:12

I love the magical cover and the synopsis sounds exciting.

0
I love the magical cover and the synopsis sounds exciting.
Penny Olson on Sunday, 12 August 2018 23:11

The cover is beautiful and the story sounds magical and action-packed.

0
The cover is beautiful and the story sounds magical and action-packed.
Annranea Harris on Thursday, 16 August 2018 17:00

The cover makes you want to just open up this book with the magical fantasy pictures and colors.This book sounds like a great srory you dont want to put down till its done till you find out what happens kind of book. ???

0
The cover makes you want to just open up this book with the magical fantasy pictures and colors.This book sounds like a great srory you dont want to put down till its done till you find out what happens kind of book. ???

FEATURED GIVEAWAYS

Latest Book Listings Added

An Egg-Stra Special Easter
Happy Easter from the Beanie Boos! These furry friends are...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Jesus Loves Me
The Bible bb's share the Good News about Jesus using...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Changing Faces: Happy Halloween!
It’s Halloween and all the different creatures have come out...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Itsy Bitsy School Bus
A fun and playful back-to-school twist on the popular nursery...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
I Spy Little Hearts
Perfect for Valentine's Day or any day--search-and-find fun from bestselling...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
I Spy Little Bunnies
This bestselling board book now has a shiny new holographic...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Peep, Peep, I Love You
An adorable lift-the-flap springtime and Easter story, full of sweet...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Lift the Flap: Look Who's Mooing!
What sounds do a cow, chicken, and more farm animals...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Archive of Magic: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, the beloved heroes of Fantastic...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Magical Adventure Colouring Book
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Magical Advent ...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Chicken Talk
The chickens on the farm have a message for their...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival
Lindsay Moore’s remarkable and beautifully illustrated picture book follows a...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré
Follow la vida y legado of Pura Belpré, the first...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Remarkably You
New York Times bestselling author Pat Zietlow Miller celebrates individuality...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Our Little Love Bug! (Heart-felt Books)
You're the precious gift we dreamed of. You...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Bird Watch
From the author of the acclaimed Tap the Magic Tree!...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)

Latest Member Reviews

Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Start a Club by Accident (Two Dogs in a Trench Coat #2)
 
5.0
"Sassy and Waldo still love going to school (What? You haven't read Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go To..."
Unconventional Warfare (Special Forces, Book 1)
 
5.0
"Danny has a violent streak, frequently pounding on his younger brother for pounding on another brother. His single father has..."
Standing Up Against Hate: How Black Women in the Army Helped Change the Course of WWII
 
5.0
"Because of the enormous need for men to be at the front battle lines, or in one of the theaters..."
Lumberjanes: The Good Egg (Lumberjanes #3)
 
3.0
"Summer is wearing on for the Lumberjanes; cabin cleaning must be done, and there is a slight feeling of ennui..."
An Egg-Stra Special Easter
 
5.0
"Carrots the bunny has hidden Easter eggs all around the farm. This is Blossom's first Easter though and she's excited...."
Jesus Loves Me
 
4.0
"JESUS LOVES ME is based off of the song in Christian religion. It teaches that Jesus loves all of his..."
Changing Faces: Happy Halloween!
 
5.0
"In HAPPY HALLOWEEN, a spider is going around scaring everyone! It scares a pumpkin, a ghost, a witch, and a..."
The Itsy Bitsy School Bus
 
4.0
"THE ITSY BITSY SCHOOL BUS is a fun change to the nursery rhyme "The Itsy Bitsy Spider." It follows a..."
I Spy Little Hearts
 
4.0
"I SPY LITTLE HEARTS is a cute little look-and-find for toddlers. It's in a board book format. The pictures are..."
I Spy Little Bunnies
 
4.0
"I SPY LITTLE BUNNIES is a cute little look-and-find for young children. It's in a board book format. The pictures..."
Peep, Peep, I Love You
 
5.0
"PEEP, PEEP, I LOVE YOU teaches about the mommy and baby animals on a farm. It also has a foam..."
Lift the Flap: Look Who's Mooing!
 
5.0
"LIFT THE FLAP: LOOK WHO'S MOOING is fun and interactive and it teaches the sounds animals make. There's buttons on..."
The Archive of Magic: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
 
5.0
"This book has EVERYTHING and is the ultimate, magical experience for fans of FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD. There..."
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Magical Adventure Colouring Book
 
5.0
"This coloring book will take you on a magical adventure into the story THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD. The pictures are..."
Chicken Talk
 
4.0
"Farmer Otis, his wife Abby, and his children Willie and Belle love their chickens. They also have a rooster named..."
Sea Bear: A Journey for Survival
 
5.0
"SEA BEAR teaches about how polar bears live and survive. It teaches how they're patient, what they eat, and that..."
Mike
 
4.7
"Floyd is a very good young tennis player who has worked very closely with his supportive parents to do well...."
A Good Kind of Trouble
 
5.0
"Shayla is a good kid who doesn't like to be in trouble. Her older sister, Hana, is outspoken and interested..."
Sweeping Up the Heart
 
4.0
"Amelia lives a quiet life in a college town with her introspective father and kindly neighbor Mrs. O’Brien, who looks..."
The Impossible Crime (Mac B., Kid Spy #2)
 
5.0
"Mac is calmly playing mini golf when the queen of England phones him yet again for help. She is afraid..."