Extinction 2: The Explosive Conclusion

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Extinction 2: The Explosive Conclusion

 
Phew! I have just finished the final proofread of Extinction 2: The Explosive Conclusion. Now it will be sent to the printers and it will be in your local bookstores or on-line book store in August.
I am really proud of Extinction 1, but I feel that Extinction 2 is even stronger and more action-packed. You certainly won’t be disappointed. Travel to five continents awaits you as the the Chosen Ones try to complete their mission. Trouble in the form of humans, animals, climatic factors, and of course Rufus Keller will keep you on the edge of your seat, or bed or wherever you like to do your reading. And of course there will be a lot of time travel. The ending is truly explosive. You’ll need sunglasses just to read it! I wonder who will be the first to leave me a comment on my website after reading it?
Only two more months to wait . . .
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  1. I am SOO exicted!!
    I found a different cover of Give Me Four Reasons, it was a cartoon version and I know it was your book because at the top of the page it had Lizzie Wilcock!
    So do you really have two different covers?

    • Hi Citprincess
      If you want to help me fix the time thingy, then Wednesday morning at 9am in the library is great.
      Yes, there are two covers of Give Me Four Reasons. The cartoon one was the first one, which I thought was a bit juvenile for the content of my story, but I was too scared to tell my publishers. But then they had a meeting and showed it to marketing people who thought it was too young-looking too. So I should have trusted my instincts and told my publishers my thoughts. Anyway, that version of the book will not be sold, as it was never made, but the cover was out there as a preview to booksellers. The new cover is heaps better. Glad you like it.

  2. I really want that book in my hands as soon as possible! I wish that as soon as the book comes out it just appears in my hands! I do hope this will be as big as Harry Potter, because it is just such a great read. Extinction 2: The Explosive Conclusion, what a great name…

    • Thanks Jimmy Jet.
      August is not too long to wait. I really wish it would be as popular as Harry Potter. I guess it takes a lot of marketing and word of mouth. So send the book trailer link to everyone you know and get them to send it on to everyone they know and this is how something gets big. Fingers crossed for a movie deal. I’ll get you free tickets to opening night.

  3. I can’t wait!!!!! XD But I still have to read the first one because I couldn’t find it in any shops so I’m going to have to buy it online, after I borrow it from Georgie tomorrow (hopefully, if she remembers)

    • Hi Secretpersonwhosnameyouwillneverguess…ever
      What a great name! I’ll be looking at every Georgie closely and seeing if their friend is smiling slyly at me. Enjoy the book!

      • Well, I wasn’t at school today but I got it for my birthday today, even though my birthday is in about a week, so I don’t need to borrow it from anyone anymore. YAY!!! XD

  4. JimmyJet you took the words right out of my mouth and I will definitely spread the word and I have actually already started by telling some of my friends! The suspense is just so immense! How can anyone make something like this so EPIC!

    • Hi Mozart
      Thanks for spreading the word about Extinction. I really love these books and the trailer is awesome. I have always thought it would be a great movie – both of the books covered in the one movie. Let’s hope some movie executive feels the same!

  5. HAHA!
    secretpersonwhosnameyouwillneverguess: Love the name!

    Lizzie, Georgie is Georgina in Grade 6, my class.
    I will give away who above is, Isabella, in my class.
    The cover for Extinction two look very like the first one, not many changes, most of it is colour.

  6. Hopefully, this will be a big sucess and jimmyjet you took the rest of what I wanted to say out of my mouth! Good luck, Lizzie.

    • Hi Monkeychunky
      I love your name and your gravatar. Let’s all cross fingers and maybe it will be a big success. I know it is at New Lambton at least, thanks to you guys!

  7. Hi Lizzie I’m Aidan and my friend Reef we are from greg yeo’s class we read the book and think it’s awesome we can’t wait till the next book comes out in 2 months

    • Hi Aidan and Reef
      I’m so glad that you guys loved my book. I wrote it with your age group in mind so I am really happy to get emails that tell me I’ve hit the mark! You will think Extinction 2: the Explosive Conclusion is great too. Have you checked out the book trailer for Extinction1? It’s on my website on the Home page, a few blog entries down, and on the Extinction: Tthe Day the World Ended page. It’s awesome.

  8. Hi Lizzie Mr Yeo is are teacher and he has been reading Extinction to the class. My best friend Brayden and i have already read it though. Reply to Mr Yeo and tell him that we posted in this site.

    P.S We loved the book we cant wait for number 2 to come out.

    From Damian and Brayden

  9. yay! two more months of waiting and *im soooooooo getting book 2* OMG! I love Extinction book 1!! It was soo awesome and hopefully, book two will make me JUMP.
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    extinction!!!

  10. hihi i love extinction:the day the world ended and i CANNOT WAIT TILL THE 2ND BOOK COMES OUT. Extinction is he best book i have ever read. I have read it, and re-read it and i have lost count of how many times i have read it! Excellent job!

    From Gen

    • Hi Gen
      Wow! Thanks for your comment. I remember when I was young I read “The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe” over and over and that has now become a classic, and a movie. Who knows, Extinction might become the classic book of your generation. WIth fans like you, it’s possible!
      Lizzie

      • OMG Am i really talking to Lizzie Wilcock!! I read Extinction and i couldn’t believe it, it was so good. I was supposed to wright a book report on your book then write an additional chapter by myself. I nearly yelled out that it was nearly impossible for me to have the skill of your writing and how pathetic and stupid my writing would be compared to yours. I was sooooo upset when i got to the end of the book i nearly cried ANNIE!!!!! (MEGA SAD FACE 😦 )

      • Hi Briana
        Yes, you are really talking to Lizzie Wilcock! And I’m just a normal person who had all the same insecurities about my skills as a writer as you have. In fact, I was so sure that my writing was no good that it took me a whole year after I’d finished my first novel, “Losing It”, before I plucked up the courage to send it to a publisher! And that book went on to sell many copies and be shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. So don’t think your writing is no good. But thanks for your glowing review of mine! Can I quote you for the back cover of my next book? Hey, did you end up writing that additional chapter? I’d love to see it. I won’t post it on the website, unless you want me to. Extinction 2 will be out in a couple of weeks, so hold on. It’s just as gripping as E1.
        Lizzie

  11. ♥thank you for replying to my comment. I think extinction would be a great movie! I dont just love extinction though, i love losing it. Where did you get all these fabulous ideas? You have a great imagination♥ from gen

  12. I loved Losing It and griEVE heaps and I am eagerly awaiting a gutsy/fresh/thought-provoking/romantic/ funny new teenage novel from you.

    • Hi Milos
      Extinction2: the Explosive Conclusion, should be out in bookstores in August. The exact date depends on what day of the month they get their new orders in. But three days ago I received my “Advance Copy” in the post from my publishers, Scholastic. It looks fabulous. So it definitely is finished at the printers and ready to be released. Perhaps you could pre-order it from your book store or online bookstore so you can ensure you get one. Glad you loved the first one.
      Lizzie

    • Hi again Milos
      Fingers crossed it becomes a movie, but there is no word on that yet, and I think it will take a couple of years to get made anyway. So I guess we all have to wait for that one. I have no control over it. It’s in the hands of my publishers and whatever movie production companies they approach.
      Lizzie

    • Hi Briana
      I’m not sure if I answered you before, and I apologise if I didn’t. I just found your comment on my website. Have you really read Extinction a lot of times? Cool. I do that with books I love, too.
      Lizzie

  13. I read the first book and thought it was one of the best books I have read in a long time. Can’t wait for the next one

    • Hi Lewis
      I’m glad you liked Extinction 1. Extinction 2: The Explosive Conclusion is available now in book stores and online bookstores. Let me know what you think.
      PS. Where are you from? I like to know where my fans are from.
      Lizzie

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  15. Hi lizzie its omar again,

    i my parents had to drive 3 hours to get the book. IT WAS SO WORTH IT. Please make a third one even though the 2nd’s called conclusion. SPOILER ALERT————-

    my jaw dropped when i found out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amazing writing

    and i hope this is made into a movie because i have a picture in my head on what they all look like. Best series in a long time 🙂

    • Hi Corinne
      That’s fantastic! Where is your class? I like to know where my fans come from. I hope they love it. Tell them about my website so they can leave me a message too. I love to hear what my fans think, and I always answer comments.
      Lizzie

  16. OMG! lizzie,sorry i dont go to your school but who cares! your even better then J.K Rowling! and if there is a movie can i plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get first class tickets?!?!??! and are you going to make more MEGA EPICLY awesome books? plz reply bishop

    • Hi Bishop
      Wow! Thanks for being such a great fan! So you loved Extinction 2???? The series would make an awesome movie. Fingers crossed that it happens. I have no control over it. It could take years. I promise if it becomes a movie and I get free tickets, that I will send you two.
      Lizzie

    • Hi Bishop
      Thanks for the praise. It means so much to me. I am currently putting together a series proposal to my publishers which will be an adventure series/sci fi trip like Extinction. Fingers crossed they’ll like it and then I have to write it, so it will be a couple of years yet. Hope you stay a fan!

  17. hey person who deserves to be king of the world i thought that if you make more wicked books (like extinction) you should make more books in the series like harry potter and im now going to find a movie proposal website and if it isnt obvius already extinctions my thought and everyone else plz do the same! well,until next time see ya!

    • Hi Bruno
      King of the world, hey?? I like the sound of that. Let me know how you go with finding a movie proposal website. I would love to write a seven book series of my latest idea. I think it has the legs. I hope my publishers feel the same.
      Lizzie

  18. Hi Lizzie I love Extinction book one it gives me some great ideas for when I right books when I`m older and I can`t wait to get Extinction 2 The Explosive Conclusion it just sounds like their going to beat Rufess Keller and they will find the last pair of twins. I love all your books.

    • Hi Ariana
      Did you get Extinction 2? I think your predictions about the book were right. You will make a great writer yourself if you can see those things in a story early on. Good luck.
      Lizzie

  19. Dear Lizze
    as i only made an account on this blog site thing just so i can say these few things to you! (so please read it)
    i brought the first extintion with my birthday as i am a fan of Sci-fi fantasty. turns out your book is very famous in dymocks. both books were there but as my $25 voucher says ‘only 25 dollars!’
    so when i looked on the blurb i was slightly offened and very pulled in. as my cousins birthday is the 21/9 and my birthday is the 20/9. but beside the silly date i started to read staright away as every chance i got as my sister tried a dress on in shop to shop. soon 1-2 weeks later i finished and cried because annie almost gets eaten!! anyway ive been dying to get the next one and my local and school libraies dont have it. but ive been doing a little ‘free advertising’ for you and like jimmy jet says its as good as harry potter. thanks for giving me an awesome book because i havent read anything for a year until that voucher came and pointed in your way.
    your thanks dk233

    p.s cant wait for the 2nd
    pps cant wait for the movie
    ppps hope you include a game
    pppps you are very good at Sci-fi Fantasy stick to it
    ppppps i hope i didnt bore you out with this very long comment
    pppppps Love the book
    bye!

    • Hi dk233
      Thanks for telling me the story of how you came to read Extinction 1. Sisters trying on dresses can be very boring! Good luck with finding Extinction 2 somewhere. I’m surprised your libraries haven’t got it yet. Request it and usually if enough people do, they’ll buy it.
      I would love there to be a movie. It can take a long time to get movie production companies on board and it all depends if they think the movie will make a profit. But if they think the book is popular, they will invest in the movie. So tell all your friends to check out the book trailer (go to youtube and search for ‘Extinction Series by Lizzie Wilcock’. The more hits the trailer gets, the better chance of movie companies being impressed that the book has a following. Thanks for thinking I am good at sci fi writing. I was a bit unsure at first, but I am so proud of the Extinction series and they were such fun to write.
      Lizzie

  20. sorry if im bugging you but if there is a movie post the audition date for mac up on this website because i would love to star in the worlds awesomest movie

      • Not to be a gloater ,but yes I’m very good at acting (sadly not in any movies) and public speaking. Thanks for replying and I have requested book 1 & 2 in both libraries.
        The video was awesome. Btw I might be writing a book of my own soon. it will be Sci-fi fantasy as that is my favorite genre. Bye for now!! dk223

  21. Hey lizze just wondering do you live in england???? thanks oh and i check this everyday so look out from me putting up quick replys.

  22. sydney 🙂 do you know Melina who wrote Gorgan in the gully , finnicon on the rock and the jelioce road??? because my mum knows her.
    and we asked if she knew you, and she said no, but she also said wilcok sounded engilsh. might just be how mum pronuced it cos i wasn’t actully their….i was in school 😦
    anyway lots of love dk233

    • Hi dk233
      Wow, your mum knows Melina Marchetta! She is brilliant. I haven’t met her but I have seen her speak at the Sydney Writer’s festival last year. She is an absolute legend! My surname, Wilcock, is English, but my ancestors came out on the first fleet. Convicts, actually!
      Lizzie

  23. I haven’t yet read Extinction 2. I have read the 1st one and have nearly finished it for the third time. I told my friend about it and she’s just as crazy about it as I am! We are DYING to get the second one! It’s so full of suspense!

    • Hi dk223
      Sold out? Did your mum ask for it? Some stores don’t stock it. I don’t know why. I think some stores stick to the famous authors and the well-known series. Good luck with finding it. You live in Sydney, so there should be no problem if your mum tries other stores. In the meantime, I shall tell you the first line of Extinction 2.
      “Annie!”
      Lizzie

  24. lol thanks. My mum is trying really hard to find it, and yes she did ask she is going to another shop tommorow 🙂 anyway keep writing those books of yours and have fun 🙂
    Your 1# fan DK233

  25. Hi Lizzie,

    Im Airlie Im In 3/4C Lake Munmorah Public School Tracy Caban Are Class Was The First To Read It Out Of The Whole School And We Loved The First One But We All Cant Wait To Raead The Second One. It Was Part Of Are Homework Last Week To Write What We Think Will Happen In The Next Book I Am Trying To Find Number 2 But I CAn Not Find It Anywere Can You please Tell Me Were To Find It I Cant Wait To Find Out So I CAn Get The Book

    Love Airlie xx

    • Hi Airlie
      I am so lucky that my good friend, Tracy came to my book launch and is promoting my book with her class. You tell her how grateful I am.
      Getting a copy of Extinction 2 is hard, mainly because of the lack of book shops around. People are buying books online these days. So if your mum lets you buy online, you just google “Extinction 2: The Explosive Conclusion” and you’ll get a whole heap of online bookstores. It is also available in Dymocks (not sure where your nearest one is), and at Macleans Booksellers in Hamilton and Toronto. I think that it might be available soon in book club, as it is published by Scholastic. Good luck. I think you will love it!
      Lizzie

    • hi i am in Mrs Caban’s class (Tracey caban,year 6, Lake Munmorah Public School) this year and i was the first one this year to read the book!!!!
      she kept teasing us by showing us the trailer numerous times each day and i was jumping out of my skin to read it
      i begged and begged my mum to buy the book and since i got extinction that is the only thing i think about
      I LOVE IT
      i wear the infinity symbol to school and my mum thinls i have an obsession to it ( HIGHLY LIKLEY)
      i am extremley curious to know if you are making a movie about it and if you are could i have a shot at being Annie

      Annie is my favourite character by far and her personality is a bit like me ( under control, sometimes into life or death situations yeah lots like me hehe)

      Just want to let you know i adore both the extinction books and tracey said that i would like some of your other books like GIVE ME FOUR REASONS i am going to get the book soon.

      i am a massive fan and i love your suspencefull writing

      i hope to get a reply because i would love to ( from my favourite author)

      Annie Madkraze out

      Ps sorry my message is so long i tend to keep blabbling on
      hehehaha

  26. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG 5 things!!!
    1. I FINALLY GOT EXTINCTION 2!!!!!
    2. you where wrong the first line in the book is ‘For Phil’ (who is phil??)
    3.the shop my mum ordered it from was called QBD they dont stock your books but as they are the only book store in horsnsby at the moment (Borders shut down 😦 ) i think you should tell your publishers to stock it there.
    4.this is the only thing ive done besides reading it since ive got it!!(and breathing of course!)
    5.my mum wants you to know that she got the new Melina book: Froi of the Exiles.
    anyway thanks for everything
    you nuber 1 EXTINCTION FAN
    luke =D

    • Hi Luke
      Fantastic news about you getting E2. Just remember to breathe. Ha, Ha about the first line in the book. Phil is my husband. I dedicated the first one to Isla (my daughter) so I thought he deserved to have the second one dedicated to him, after all, he was a neglected husband whilst I hid myself away in my study to write the book.
      We have a QBD in Newcastle. They don’t stock my book here either. It is so difficult to find it anywhere lately, except for online bookstores.
      I will have to get the latest Melina Marchetta book. She is amazing.
      Lizzie

      • Hi Ezza
        Sorry for my late reply. I hope by now that you have read Extinction 2.? If you have you will know the answer to your question. If not, grab a copy. And please let me know what you think. I will endeavour to anser my fan mail more regularly. Merry Christmas.
        Lizzie

  27. While I was searching online I’ve found a movie trailer about the book and if you know any thing about it can you tell me when it’s going to come out unless it allready has and both of the books are AWSOME!!!!

    • Hi Alex
      The trailer is actually a book trailer. Lots of publishing companies are doing it these days to promote their books. It would be so good if Extinction became a movie. One of the ways to make it happen is to have a huge internet following, so get all your friends to check out the youtube trailer. The more hits it gets, the more confidence the movie production company will have about the movie being a hit. So send the link to all your friends. Nice to meet you Alex.
      Lizzie

  28. OMG just finished reading the book!!! I LOVE IT great twist at the end. I’m glad Rufus Keller the 6th gets his brother.
    Congratulations on another AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    your number 1 Extinction fan
    Luke Madkraze 😀

    • Hi Luke Madkraze
      So, E2 was worth the wait?? I am glad you liked it. It would have been awful if my number one fan didn’t like it. I loved writing E2, especially bringing all the loose ends together and tying things up neatly at the end. The big orange ball on the cover of E2 makes sense now, doesn’t it? Hey, that’s really nice that you were glad Rufus Keller got his brother. Most people wouldn;t care about the villain, but you must have sensed a sadness in him and understood why he was so angry at the world. Thanks for your comment. Tell all your friends to check out the youtube trailer. The more hits it gets, the more likely it is to become a movie.
      Lizzie

  29. Yeah the orange ball does make sense. I showed my friends your book they said “Its the Sun!!” i thought it was the Octivation with colours change. well respond more l8r
    bye.
    Luke madkraze

  30. We got it we are nearly done Extinction 2 its sooooooooooooo good i have left i am not going back till next year we are up to the last part the have found all of them

  31. yes i am 🙂 im dk233 and Luke madkraze. my name changes from time to time. idk why. (I dont know) Anyway i have finished reading the Extinction series for the 9th time!!\
    Cant wait for you next fantasy book!! and i cant wait for the movie 😀 (if there is a movie)
    Buye!!!
    Luke madkraze

  32. hi i am in Mrs Caban’s class (Tracey caban,year 6, Lake Munmorah Public School) this year and i was the first one this year to read the book!!!!
    she kept teasing us by showing us the trailer numerous times each day and i was jumping out of my skin to read it
    i begged and begged my mum to buy the book and since i got extinction that is the only thing i think about
    I LOVE IT
    i wear the infinity symbol to school and my mum thinls i have an obsession to it ( HIGHLY LIKLEY)
    i am extremley curious to know if you are making a movie about it and if you are could i have a shot at being Annie

    Annie is my favourite character by far and her personality is a bit like me ( under control, sometimes into life or death situations yeah lots like me hehe)

    Just want to let you know i adore both the extinction books and tracey said that i would like some of your other books like GIVE ME FOUR REASONS i am going to get the book soon.

    i am a massive fan and i love your suspencefull writing

    i hope to get a reply because i would love to ( from my favourite author)

    Annie Madkraze out

    Ps sorry my message is so long i tend to keep blabbling on
    hehehaha

    • Hi Annie Madkraze
      I think you are obsessed! Calling yourself Annie Madkraze is a sure sign of it! And wearing the infinity symbol to school. Do you write it on your wrist with texta?
      Please say thank you to Mrs Caban for getting you guys interested in Extinction. I am reading it with my Year 5 class next term so I am in the middle of writing teacher’s notes to go with it. Mrs Caban might be interested in getting a copy of these. I will post them on my website when complete.
      Annie is definitely my favourite character and I guess that’s why she kind of had more of a major part in the novel, even though I started out planning on having her and Mac be equal. She is a lot like me too, although I do wish I had her powers!
      I hope you enjoy Give Me Four Reasons too. It is a change of pace, but the characters are wonderful, even some of the minor ones, like Miff. I have written teachers notes on this book and there is an interview where I tell how the idea for the story came about. After you read it you might like to have a look. They are not on this site, but just google “Give Me Four Reasons Teachers notes” and you’ll find them.

      I hope you enjoy your school holidays!

      Lizzie

    • Looks like i know who im working with in the movie, lol. So im not the only madkraze around now? Great to know 😀 talk to you soon!!
      Luke madkraze 😀

  33. im 11 and i love your book extinction but u wrote about a website were mack and annie enter their details but what is the web address?

    xavier gauci

    • Hi Xavier
      Sorry it has taken me so long to answer your message. Bit busy at work and writing. But thanks for your query. The website I mention in Extinction 1 does not exist. I made it up for the story. When you read Extinction 2 you will learn who this fictitious website was made by, and why. But I don’t want to spoil anything for you.

      Lizzie

      • just a sugustion but u should make a real one but after loging in there is a avartar game of the book series:)

  34. To Lizzie,
    I don’t really like reading and don’t read may books, but when I started reading the first book of Extinction, it was really interesting!
    I’m also a twin and 13 years old and I was hooked and had to finish the book.
    I loved how you linked all the characters and events together.
    I had read Extinction 1 and 2 and I chose to do a reading assignment on them. I had to design a new front cover and do lots of tasks. The front cover is my picture!
    Your series would make a great movie!
    What other great books have you wrote?
    I hope you can reply! 🙂

  35. hey lizzie i am RRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY sorry i haven’t commented for a while and my question this time is (drumroll please!) : what is the city on the cover of E2 cuz i really want to know and i still dont know what the giant orange thing that kinda looks like the sun is. TTTTTTTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and SSSSSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaddddddddddddd ttttttttttthhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeee
      wwwwwhhhhhhhhhhhooooollllllllllleeeeeeeeeee
      tttttttttttthhhhhhhhhhhhiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnngggggggggg
      tttttttttttttttooooooooooooo
      fffffffffffffffffffiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddddd
      oooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuutttttttt!!!!
      ooooooooooookkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!

    • Hi Bishop, Bruno.
      Yeah, where have you been??? The city on the cover is . . . drumroll . . . I dunno. A guy called Steve at Scholastic designed the cover and he probably used an image from shutterstock (an internet site with millions of images that you can purchase or use for free). The giant orange thing on E2 is meant to look like the comet that comes in Book 2. Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkssssssssssssssssssssss. I always enjoy getting comments from you.
      Lizzie

  36. What gave you the idea to do an “end of the world” series? Just a question that has been bugging me. Please answer.

    • Hi Brendan
      The answer to your question comes from a camping trip I was on a few years ago. My boyfriend (now husband) and I were camping up the north coast of NSW in a National Park. We decided to go for a long walk along the remote beaches one day. It was a 20 km walk return, filled with swimming and and having fun on the beach. It was Easter Sunday and perfect weather. At about 5 oçlock in the afternoon, as we returned to our campsite, it suddenly occurred to me that we had seen no one else all day, despite the perfect weather and it being a Sunday. I started to wonder if something had happened to the world and that we didn’t know about it for some reason, perhaps because we were underwater at the time, or had slipped into a magical realm, or something like that. So that’s where the idea was born and became the premise for the Extinction series.

      Lizzie

  37. Whhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy aaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeee wwwwwwwweeeeee tttttaaaalllkkkiiinnnggg llliiiikkkkeee ttthhhiiiisss???????????????

  38. hi person whos book should be in the dictionary as the defenition of EPIC, i was here to ask ya where did you get the inspitation for zeph? him and mac are my favourite characters

    • Hi Zeph/mac/Bruno Madkraze
      You are the first person who thinks Zeph is their favourite character. Poor Zeph didn’t get much action in Extinction 2 but in the original series I wrote, I had Zeph and Deli playing a much bigger role. Zeph is really cool, a music lover, a bit of an emo/goth, and a bit spoilt and self-centred because of his famous parents (adopted parents). I guess he’s like I imagine a Hollywood child to be.

      Lizzie

  39. hey madam amazing what was that bigger role that zeph and deli were meant to play??????????? i bet they’ll get ALOT of action and attention in the movie (if there will be one) so anywayyyyyysss…………………………………. BOOYAH BYE!

    • Hi Brendan
      Sorry I haven’t replied sooner, but I have been busy working on my new novel. I am from NSW and still live there. If you are from QLD I hope you won’t hold that against me. ENjoy your school holidays.
      Lizzie

  40. hey lizzatron 3000 sorry i haven’t been here for like a millijillibillinillirillipilliyillihilligillifillidillisillizillixillicillivillion years but my question today is ……. PLEASE CAN YOU TELL ME THE TITLE OF YOUR NEW BOOK PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hi Bishop/Bruno
      The title of my new book is “Thirst”. It will be published in May 2014. I am almost finished writing the first draft and I am really pleased with it. The things in Extinction 2 are kind of true. One of the oldest water sources is under the Sahara desert (so this could mean it is pure). The purest air is in a place called Cape Grimm in Tasmania, which I changed to Cape Green. It does suffer the winds known as the “roaring forties”. The purest source of fire would be from the sun and the best place to get some that is unfiltered by ozone layers is Antarctica. The purest earth one is up for debate. Diamond is certainly the hardest and most valuable source of earth and a huge nugget was found in Western Australia in the 1940s. I thought that making the last element be located in a city would be a good change of pace. All of the facts I learned through my good friend, Google. The “eight” places are purely fiction, as is time travel and portals. So the Extinction series is a clever mix of fact and fiction.
      I hope your new school year is going well. Keep in touch.
      Lizzie

  41. Wazzup lord lizzie? Have you ever thought of collaborating with another author?cuz if not you should(not that i know any aussie adventure authors)i reckon that ti would do really well anywho HAPPY EASTERR ORR THE EASTEER BUNNY WILL EAT YOURE BRAINZ!

    • Hey Bruno
      Nice to hear from you. I have been slack with my blog because I have been madly finishing my new novel. But guess what, dude? The easter bunny brought me lots of chocolate and I finished my novel on Easter Sunday!! Yeah!! A bit of spit and polish and I will send it off to my publishers. Fingers crossed that it doesn’t need too much rewriting and editing. As to your question about collaborating with another author – No, I have not thought about it. I can barely organise myself, so I would be hopeless trying to fit in with another person’s writing schedule.
      Cheers

      Lizzie

  42. Extinction is the best book I have ever read!!!! The only problem is I read in a week! Every one in my year 6 class loves it! I can’t find a copy of extinction 2:( but as I said its the BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!

    • Hi Bella
      Wow! The BEST book you have ever read? That is high praise. I am reading it with my Year 5 class soon and I get chills when kids say they really love it. You simply must find a copy of Extinction 2. You need to know if Annie survives being carried off by a lioness. Try your library or you might need to try an online bookstore. If your parents dont; like buying things online then you can go into a bookstore and ask them to order it in for you. You will absolutely love Extinction 2 as it is faster paced and you meet many more characters and travel the world. It ties up all the loose ends and explains things very nicely. I am immensely proud of it. Let me know what you think (when you find a copy!!)

      Lizzie

  43. Is this the same ‘Extinction’ as the movie ‘Extinction?’ Just curious because I was hoping to find the sequel to the story here. I’m a huge zombie fan and can’t wait for Extinction 2 to come out.

  44. Is this the same ‘Extinction’ as the movie ‘Extinction?’ I was hoping to find info on the sequel here. I’m a huge zombie fan so can’t wait for ‘Extinction 2.’

    • Hi Jackuri
      As much as I would love my books to made into a movie, they haven’t been, so I’m afraid this is not the same Extinction. However, as a zombie fan myself, you’ve just given me a great idea for a new novel.
      Thanks
      Lizzie (author of great books, not mega-rich screen writer of Zombie Movies).

  45. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! Sorry that was me just screaming in HORROR!!!!!! Hi I am year old Isra and have read your first book, ‘Extinction. The day the world ended’ but It has a CLIFF HANGER!!!!!! I really don’t like cliff hangers, it makes me want to hang off a cliff! Ha ha ha get cause it’s a cliff hanger and… oh forget it. I just found out (last month) that there is a book 2! it took me 1 week to finish your first book. OH NO!!! I’m late! I am meant to complain to my mum that I don’t have book 2! Oops. Gtg! Byes

    • Hi Isra
      Sorry that I called you Naseem. That must be your surname. I certainly couldn’t write annoyedperson…… I love this message. It shows that you are a truly passionate reader and a huge fan of Extinction. Good luck in your search.

      warm regards
      Lizzie

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