ISBN 978-1-74169-016-3

Changed. Changes. Changing. I have the feeling that my life is about to spin into a different orbit again.

When Eve’s mother disappears from her life, suddenly nothing seems certain. What has happened to her mother? Why won’t her father and aunt talk about it? As Eve searches for the truth, she finds things she never expected: pain, long-buried secrets . . . and love.

A powerful and moving story about coping with loss and finding a way through the darkness.

Shortlisted for the Ethel Turner Prize in the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, 2008

Click here to read the prologue and first chapter of griEVE

Published by Scholastic Press 2007.

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

  2. As a grandmother I loved sharing griEVE with my teenage granddaughter, and understanding teenagers problems today. Congratulations Lizzie Wilcox

    • Hi Sophie
      You really are my greatest fan, aren’t you? Grieve is different from the Extinction Series. It’s dark and gritty but tells a great story about things that can happen in real life. I hope you’re not disappointed.
      Lizzie

      • Hi Lizzie,

        I have a new goal in life: to read all of your books!

        ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay – From Katarina

      • I sure am your biggest fan Lizzie! I’m not dissapointed at all. It was an on-the-edge-of-your-seat kind of book (sort of in some parts). I loved it!

      • Hi Sophie
        YeaHHH!!! You are my biggest fan. Thanks for loving griEVE. It is a very personal story for me in many ways and it was the story I had in my mind since I was ten and always wanted to write. I wasn’t a cutter, like Eve, but I experienced many of the same things as Eve and dealt with them (or didn’t deal with them!) in my own way. So, how many of my books have you read now?

        I hope you have enjoyed your school holidays. I certainly have!

        Lizzie

  3. Hello Lizzie,
    I finally got GriEVE! I was up all night until I glanced at the time and found out it was 2am! I’ve read up to page 83 and so far I totally love it! I was about to read more but I was just to tired.
    Something else I love is the name! Grieve:Sorrow. GriEVE!!
    From Katarina

  4. I read griEVE a while ago, 2-3 years I think, while I was fighting with my family and banished to the confines of my room. It was my sister’s book that she’d borrowed from the library at school, and I began reading it as little more than something to do. I found myself entranced and lost in it long after it was safe to venture into my parents’ presence again, and that really impressed me. Only just remembering it recently, I’m looking forward to getting my hands on another copy and diving head first into it all over again. Thank you for a magnificent read. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Hi Tys
      Thank you for your amazing, honest comment. You write so well that I was able to feel the anguish you must have been feeling at the time of reading griEVE. I hope things with you and your family are now harmonious. Remember that books are not just there when you need to escape from the bad times. They can be great friends and guides at all times in our life. And writing a book is a wonderful experience as well. Perhaps you should consider this path.

      Lizzie

      • Well thank you, it’s always a pleasure to be complimented on my writing. I do love to write, usually they’re short stories. I have tried writing something longer, but I always find myself having a million and one directions to go in and never being able to decide on one, and then I end up getting frustrated at it, to the point where I just lose the will to work on it. Thanks again though, it’s a very warming feeling to get praise from a published author.

  5. i really enjoyed it, but i i found that there were so mant things happening that it was hard to keep track! i was wnodering if you could put a plot summary up somewhere just so that i remeber ever part of the book beause man, you really need to concentrate to obsorb all the events.

    • Hi Georgie
      Sorry I havenโ€™t replied sooner, but I have been busy working on my new novel. Thanks for your post. Yes, the action and plot of the Extinction series is very complex, but very satisfying when you put all the pieces together. Perhaps you should read the books twice so you get more of an idea where everything fits. It all makes sense then, and little clues you missed the first time op up to help make everything clear. I’ll think about doing a plot summary, but they generally spoil things for anyone who hasn’t read the book and then reads the plot summary first.
      Lizzie

  6. I absolutely love this book I originally read it in high school and only recently bought it, I’m waiting to see whether or not you make a sequel to this book because it would be amazing.

    • Hi Michelle
      Thanks for loving griEVE. Where did you mamage to find a copy of it and buy it? My publishers told me it was out of print. Perhaps an online store has a few copies in stock?? Sadly, there will be no sequel as my publishers considered the story complete, so Eve and Sebastian and Tommy will just have to live on in our imaginations.

      Lizzie

  7. I could honestly relate to it quite well. i fell in love with it. When you explained her cutting and everything like that i could relate. i felt like the book was just for me.. โค xx

    • Hi Morgan
      I just found this comment on my website and it appears I never responded. I am soooo sorry. I don;t know aht happened. Perhaps I got so busy in the lead up to Christmas and writing school reports for my Year 5 class. But thankyou for taking the time to write to me. It sounds like you have experienced many things that Eve did. I hope you are okay and are dealing with your pain. GriEVE is a very personal story for me, too, in many ways and it was the story I had in my mind since I was ten and always wanted to write. I wasnโ€™t a cutter, like Eve, but I experienced many of the same things as Eve and dealt with them (or didnโ€™t deal with them!) in my own way.
      So are you from the UK? I don’t think I have any fans in the UK.

      Lizzie

  8. Hello!
    Not sure if you remember me but Im emma shakespeare who was in your art class in 2011 ๐Ÿ™‚
    I absolutely adored this book and loved every page! Im definitely going to read ‘losing it’ next! Thanks for giving me a fantastic book to read. โค

    • Hi Emma
      Of course I remember you! How is high school going? DO you keep in touch with any of your old friends from NLPS? Thanks for loving griEVE. It’s a bit harrowing, especially her cutting scenes, but I really love the characters of Eve, Summer and Sebastian. Let me know what you think of Losing it. It is also a bit harrowing in places, but I think you will enjoy it.

      Lizzie

  9. I remember reading this book when I was in year 8 (I am now in year 12) and I can remember the feeling of being immensely touched by this book and I will never ever forget how it touched me on such a personal level. I want to thank you for writing this book. Your writing is beautiful and so relatable to teenagers.
    I never exaggerate when I say that this book changed my life. Thank you so much.

    • Hi Karla
      Sorry I didn’t respond to your lovely comment sooner but I have been on holidays and I always vow never to check emails on family holidays. Thankyou for finding my website years after reading griEVE and leaving a comment. Whilst I really love your comment, it always makes me sad to think that there are real teenagers out there (like yourself) who have experienced such pain and sadness in their lives. I am glad that my book was able to help you in some small way, even if it was only to let you know that you are not alone in what you (or a friend) is experiencing. I hope you have enjoyed your school holidays and have found some other uplifting novels to read. I am currently reading “Dead, Actually” by fellow Newcastle YA author, Kaz Delaney. It is smart and sassy but it also has a dark side, not unlike griEVE.
      Thanks again for being a fan,

      Lizzie

  10. Hey Lizzie,

    I’ve literally read GriEVE 5 time over a period of time. I honestly love your book. I’m going to read ‘loosing it’ soon but GriEVE is such an amazing book, I’m in year 12 this year and every time I read it I get something new out of it. It’s my favorite book of all time and I just purely love it. Thank you so much for writing such a book. I’ll continue to read it for years to come. ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

    • Hi Danielle
      Wow! That is such a wonderful comment. Five times? That’s almost more times than I’ve read it. Thank you for loving it. GriEVE is a very personal story for me in many ways and it was the story I had in my mind since I was ten and always wanted to write. I wasnโ€™t a cutter, like Eve, but I experienced many of the same things as Eve and dealt with them (or didnโ€™t deal with them!) in my own way. I think you have just inspired me to read griEVE again! I don’t think I have read it for about four years and then I cringed at some of my writing as I have learned so much since then. But perhaps the rawness and lack of sophistication is what teenagers love about this book.
      Good luck with Year 12, Danielle. And if you want to read a similar book (by me) then try “Losing It”. It was my first novel and deals with teenage issues in my “raw and unsophisticated” style. Let me know what you think.

      Lizzie

  11. I read Grieve a few years back and loved it. I remember getting to around halfway through the book and just not being able to put it down. I climbed into bed after school and just read. My mother came home, took one look at me and walked back out of my room, returning only to lay my dinner beside me, without saying a word. Since then, I’ve misplaced my copy and I have been looking everywhere for it. Online, through friends, going through second hand book stores, but I can’t find it anywhere. Since it is out of print, I’m hoping luck is in my favour and I’ll stumble across it. But I cannot resign myself to that just yet, I am here to exhaust my last possibility of surely owning this book; asking if you know of any way that I might get my hands on it?

    • Hi Sally
      Wow. I am so touched to have read how much you loved Grieve. I think it was that sort of book – you either loved it or hated it. When it went out of print I purchased the last remaining copies from a warehouse in New Zealand and I sell them now at my writing workshops. I would dearly love to give you a copy (free of course). I’m not sure how we can do this as posting addresses on websites is not advisable. Perhaps if you let me know another email address for you we can work from there.
      warm regards
      Lizzie

    • Hi Sally
      I remember that you wanted to purchase a copy of my novel, GriEVE. I was looking at getting paypal on my website but I have to pay a $25 monthly fee, which is not profitable as I am only selling a handful of copies to people like yourself. The only way I can sell you a copy, is if you deposit money in my bank account and then I post the book to you. I have investigated postage costs in Australia and it would be about $10 postage, depending on where in Australia you live. I usually sell GriEVE for $20, but I will let you purchase it for $15. That would mean that you would have to pay me $25. Please let me know if you would still like to purchase a copy of GriEVE. If so, I will send you my bank account details.

      kind regards

      Lizzie Wilcock

  12. Hi Lizzie,
    I remember reading griEVE 3 years ago when I found a copy in my school library and fell in love with it. It’s no longer in the school library and I’ve looked everywhere for a copy as I really love the book, although since it is out of print I can not find one. Is there any way I could purchase a copy from anywhere at all? I’d really love to own it and be able to read it again.

    Thank you

    • Hi Maria
      Sorry I have not replied sooner, but I have been on School Holidays and away camping with no internet access. Bliss! You are not the only one who has asked me where they can find a copy of Grieve. When it went out of print I purchased the last remaining copies from a warehouse in New Zealand and I sell them now at my writing workshops. I would dearly love to give you a copy (free of course). Iโ€™m not sure how we can do this as posting addresses on websites is not advisable. Perhaps if you let me know another email address for you we can work from there.
      warm regards
      Lizzie

      • That would be incredibly amazing, thank you! Should I just comment my email address here?

      • Hi Maria
        I am not sure if I replied to you. I guess you can just post your email address here. Perhaps it is the one that appears when I go into my comments section?? The bigpond one?

        Lizzie

    • Hi Maria
      I remember that you wanted to purchase a copy of my novel, GriEVE. I was looking at getting paypal on my website but I have to pay a $25 monthly fee, which is not profitable as I am only selling a handful of copies to people like yourself. The only way I can sell you a copy, is if you deposit money in my bank account and then I post the book to you. I have investigated postage costs in Australia and it would be about $10 postage, depending on where in Australia you live. I usually sell GriEVE for $20, but I will let you purchase it for $15. That would mean that you would have to pay me $25. Please let me know if you would still like to purchase a copy of GriEVE. If so, I will send you my bank account details.

      kind regards

      Lizzie Wilcock

  13. Hello,

    As you have already currently stated, to obtain a copy of your fantastic story griEVE you need to attend one of your writing shops. Firstly, I loved Losing It and then chose to read griEVE. I was not disappointed at all. As griEVE is out of print, when and where do you have your workshops because I really loved your book and is Losing It also out of print or still available to buy. I’d really love to get a copy of that awesome story too!

    • Hi Charley
      Thanks for loving my books! Losing It is still available through online booksellers, but Grieve is out of print. I live in Newcastle and usually have some workshops around that city. I have one coming up in September. If you live nearby, then I’ll be sure to put a copy aside for you. If you live interstate, then I am not sure what I can do as I don’t have this website set up for paypal. You should still be able to find Grieve in public libraries. You are the third person to request a copy of Grieve in recent months and I have said that I will give them away to such dedicated fans, but I am not sure how I can do this. If you know how this can be achieved, then I will be happy to give you a free copy.
      kind regards
      Lizzie

      • Yeah, that’s alright. I do live interstate so I won’t be able to get griEVE but I will surely buy Losing It on the internet. Thankyou anyways.

    • Hi Charley
      I remember that you wanted to purchase a copy of my novel, GriEVE and Losing It. I was looking at getting paypal on my website but I have to pay a $25 monthly fee, which is not profitable as I am only selling a handful of copies to people like yourself. The only way I can sell you a copy, is if you deposit money in my bank account and then I post the book to you. I have investigated postage costs in Australia and it would be about $10 postage, depending on where in Australia you live. I usually sell GriEVE and Losing It for $20, but I will let you purchase each for $15 plus postage. Please let me know if you would still like to purchase a copy of GriEVE and/or Losing It. If so, I will send you my bank account details.

      kind regards

      Lizzie Wilcock

  14. Lizzie, as a huge fan of yours, i have been frantically searching for a copy of “GriEVE”. To my disappointment I was unable to find it anywhere, i would love to own a copy. Could of be of assistance in aiding me in acquiring a copy ?

      • I have read: Grieve and Loosing it. I found Loosing it a pleasant read. However, Grieve in my perspective was much more enjoyable than Loosing it, though both were remarkable and of great influence. I wanted re-read Grieve again, as it would be rather nostalgic; but I do not own a copy and Iโ€™m unable to find it anywhere. It has come to my knowledge that it is out of print. Oh โ€œoutrageous Fortuneโ€, were there any ways of purchasing a copy anywhere?

        Sincerely

        Yuan

    • Hi Yuan
      I remember that you wanted to purchase a copy of my novel, GriEVE. I was looking at getting paypal on my website but I have to pay a $25 monthly fee, which is not profitable as I am only selling a handful of copies to people like yourself. The only way I can sell you a copy, is if you deposit money in my bank account and then I post the book to you. I have investigated postage costs in Australia and it would be about $10 postage, depending on where in Australia you live. I usually sell GriEVE for $20, but I will let you purchase it for $15. That would mean that you would have to pay me $25. Please let me know if you would still like to purchase a copy of GriEVE. If so, I will send you my bank account details.

      kind regards

      Lizzie Wilcock

  15. Hi Lizzie,

    I read your book GriEVE 8 years ago while I was in high school and I have never forgotten it! I loved the honestly with which you wrote it and in particular how you made the characters come to life. I read it at a very difficult time in my life and I felt like I could relate to EVE in so many ways. It actually helped me not to feel so alone, so thank you for writing it. It is so sad that it is no longer in print…such a shame.

    • Hi Katie
      I apologise for not responding sooner, but it is that mad time of the year when I am marking school work and writing reports. I teach Year 5 at a school in Newcastle. I am so glad that griEVE is one of your favourite books. It is a very harrowing book to read but for me it was written at a time when I was dealing with some awful times in my life so writing it enabled me to take out my anger and resentment through writing. I hope your life has moved on to brighter times now. One of the purposes of writing issue-based fiction is so that readers, especially teenagers, can see that there are others out there who may be going through the same things. I am glad that griEVE resonated with you.
      warm regards
      Lizzie

  16. Hi lizzie
    I’ve read you book griEVE twice now and it’s one of my favourites (: and you are definitely one of my favourite authors!!
    Will you be writing a second book??

    Sincerely

    Hannah

    • Hi Hannah
      I aplogise for not responding sooner, but it is that mad time of the year when I am marking school work and writing reports. I teach Year 5 at a school in Newcastle. I am so glad that griEVE is one of your favourite books. I have written 6 books, but if you loved griEVE I would recommend you read “Losing It”. It’s a YA chick lit story filled with romance, friendship problems, and a deeper issue. Check it out. You should be able to get it in a library. Let me know what you think.
      warm regards

      Lizzie

  17. Hi Lizzie,

    I love this book I remember reading it a few years back when I was going through quite a rough time with bullying etc. I can relate to Eve quite a lot actually and I have been searching for this book for months and I cannot find it anywhere.

    Is there anywhere I would be able to get a copy? I am dying to read it again.

    Thank you
    Jess ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I have also read Losing it, I meant to include that in my comment but I forgot! I love your books I haven’t had the chance to read any of your other books yet but both of these books hit home for me and I love them!

      • Hi Jessie
        I remember that you wanted to purchase a copy of my novel, GriEVE. I was looking at getting paypal on my website but I have to pay a $25 monthly fee, which is not profitable as I am only selling a handful of copies to people like yourself. The only way I can sell you a copy, is if you deposit money in my bank account and then I post the book to you. I have investigated postage costs in Australia and it would be about $10 postage, depending on where in Australia you live. I usually sell GriEVE for $20, but I will let you purchase it for $15. That would mean that you would have to pay me $25. Please let me know if you would still like to purchase a copy of GriEVE. If so, I will send you my bank account details.

        kind regards

        Lizzie Wilcock

    • Hi Jessie
      I have promised many people that I will get internet banking up on this site so that I can sell copies of Grieve to my fans who have been asking. Thanks for loving it and taking the time to find my blog. I will let you know when I have the internet banking up and running.
      love Lizzie

      • Hi Jessie
        I remember that you wanted to purchase a copy of my novel, GriEVE. I was looking at getting paypal on my website but I have to pay a $25 monthly fee, which is not profitable as I am only selling a handful of copies to people like yourself. The only way I can sell you a copy, is if you deposit money in my bank account and then I post the book to you. I have investigated postage costs in Australia and it would be about $10 postage, depending on where in Australia you live. I usually sell GriEVE for $20, but I will let you purchase it for $15. That would mean that you would have to pay me $25. Please let me know if you would still like to purchase a copy of GriEVE. If so, I will send you my bank account details.

        kind regards

        Lizzie Wilcock

      • Hi Lizzie,

        Yes I really would still love to purchase a copy of Grieve, I am more than happy to pay that.

        If you could email through your details I will be able to pay for a copy asap.

        Thank you
        Jess

      • Hi Jessie
        Sorry I have taken so long to reply, but I have been on school holidays and tripping around NSW a bit. In order for me to work out the postage cost of sending griEVE to you, I need to know you postcode. If you can give me that, then I can use the Australia post postage calculator to work out the postage.
        I hope you have had an awesome summer

        Lizzie

      • Hi Lizzie,

        I have emailed you in regards to your details soI can hopefully get a copy of GriEve.

        I hope to hear from you soon.

        Thank you
        Jess

  18. Hi Lizzie
    I read grieve years ago and have always told people about it. It really stuck with me. I loved losing it too (and only just realised you wrote them both). I was hoping to get a copy but I’ve seen why i can’t find it now. I just wanted to say thanks for such a fantastic book.
    Kate

    • Hi Kate
      I often get comments about grieve and Losing It, even though they are my two earliest novels. Both are now out of print but I have some of the final copies and when I get internet banking up on this website (or a new website) I will let you know how you can purchase a copy. Thanks for your kind comments. Both of those books are very special to me.
      love
      Lizzie

    • Hi Kate
      I remember that you wanted to purchase a copy of my novel, GriEVE. I was looking at getting paypal on my website but I have to pay a $25 monthly fee, which is not profitable as I am only selling a handful of copies to people like yourself. The only way I can sell you a copy, is if you deposit money in my bank account and then I post the book to you. I have investigated postage costs in Australia and it would be about $10 postage, depending on where in Australia you live. I usually sell GriEVE for $20, but I will let you purchase it for $15. That would mean that you would have to pay me $25. Please let me know if you would still like to purchase a copy of GriEVE. If so, I will send you my bank account details.

      kind regards

      Lizzie Wilcock

  19. Hi, I would also love to purchase this book, I read it a million times over in high school as it was at my school library, that’s the only copy I had ever seen and I tried hard to convince the librarian to give it ๐Ÿ˜›
    I live in New Zealand though, will that be a problem for shipping?

    • Hi
      Sorry I have taken so long to reply, but I have been on school holidays and tripping around NSW a bit. In order for me to work out the postage cost of sending griEVE to you, I need to know you postcode. If you can give me that, then I can use the Australia post postage calculator to work out the postage.
      I hope you have had an awesome summer

      Lizzie

      • Hi,
        been a while ๐Ÿ˜›
        could you get in touch with me at my email so i can purchase the book?

        Thanks,
        Ashleigh

  20. Hi Lizzie!
    I think you’re an amazing author!! I read your books years ago and they are still my favourites today. I think the way you develop characters is fantastic and believable.
    I was just wonder though, in GriEVE, is Eve’s friend Summer actually imaginary?
    Thanks!

    • Hi Melinda
      Thanks for saying I am an amazing author. I often doubt it, especially when I read fantastic books by other authors. My two favourites this year have been “The Sky is Everywhere” by Jandy Nelson, and “The Last Summer of Us” by Maggie Harcourt. I love all of my characters in my novels and I guess they are believable because they are based on little bits of personalities of kids I teach or people I know. In GriEVE, Summer is a mysterious character who is actually part-imaginary and part-Eve’s mother. She is the person Eve is wanting to be have with her in the early days of losing her mother. Summer is actually based on a friend I had when I was younger, and lots of the things Eve and Summer did together were things that I did with this particular friend. Just thinking about this has made me want to go back and read GriEVE again. Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. I remember going into the library and reading this in 7th grade by shear luck and absolutely loved it! It was the first book I had ever fallen in love with. I searched years after leaving from that school trying to find the name and where I can buy it for my own personal copy. Unfortunately I’ve had no luck and I’m now 18 haha. I just want to congratulate you on such wonderful works and thank you for being great author you very much deserve it. Best wishes.

    • Hi Jacinta
      Hey, thanks for taking the time out to find my website and tell me about a book you read years ago. It must have really struck a chord with you. The only copies available are the ones I purchased myself when it went out of print. I am now selling them to people who ask. If you wanted one, the only way I can do it is by giving you my bank details for you to deposit money into (the cost depends on where you live- for postage costs) and then when the money is received, I send the book. Not an ideal system, but as I only sell a few, it is not worth the cost huge cost and monthly repayments of setting up paypal. So if you would like a copy, let me know.

      kind regards

      Lizzie

  22. Hi Lizzie,

    Thank you so much for getting back to me!

    My postcode is 5019 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Thank you
    Jessie

    • Hi Jessie
      I have had a lovely summer. I live near the beach (Newcastle) so I have been walking and swimming there almost every day, in between working on my next novel. I see that you live in Adelaide. I have never been there, but my latest novel, Thirst, has been shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Prize for Children’s Literature, so I am heading down there at the end of February. Very exciting!!! Perhaps you’ll be at the writer’s festival.
      Regarding sending you a copy of one of my books . . .
      The postage to send one book is $7.45. I have copies of griEVE and Losing It for sale. RRP is about $20 each, but I am willing to sell each title for $12.15, making the cost to you an even $20 (for one). If you wanted both of these titles (which are now out of print), the postage cost is $14.35 and the total cost would be $38.65.
      Please advise me which book(s) you want, and when you have deposited the money into my bank account. I will then send the books asap to the address you indicate. My account details are:
      BSB: 650 000
      Account No: 979831207
      Account Name: Elizabeth Monica Beck

      Happy Reading!

      Lizzie

      • Hi Lizzie,

        I’d love a copy of both books please and with any luck I’ll be able to get to the writers festival!!

        Will put the money in now, thank you so much, look forward to getting them and reading both books again ๐Ÿ™‚

        I have sent you an email to your yahoo address with my email!

      • Hi Lizzie

        Just confirming that I’ve just transferred that money across. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hi Lizzie,
        I look forward to getting your books in the mail, can’t wait to read them again ๐Ÿ™‚
        Thank you
        Jess

    • Hi Maria
      Thank you so much. I have popped the book in the post. With the padded envelope it ended up being over 500 grams so postage was double what I quoted, but that’s my error, so I’ll know for next time. Enjoy re-reading griEVE.

      warm regards
      Lizzie

  23. Hi Lizzie, I read griEVE back in 2012 as a teenager, and I found it one of the most moving books I’ve ever read. The story has stuck with me until this day. Thanks for writing such an amazing novel. Do you still have copies available for sale? I live in New Zealand but I would be willing to pay extra to post. Thanks, Hazel

    • Hi Hazel
      I am thrilled that Grieve is one of your favourites! I have some copies of Grieve that I sell for $12. (RRP$ 20). The postage costs to NZ for this book (550 grams) is about $24 economy rate (7 days) That would make it about $36 for me to send you a copy. Let me know if you would like to proceed.
      warm regards

      Lizzie

      • That’s absolutely fine, If you get back to me I’ll transfer 40NZD on payday on Wednesday, it should take 3-5 business days from then. Are your bank details the same ones listed in the comments here? Also, would you be able to sign the book please?

        Thank you,
        Hazel.

  24. Grieve is my all time favorite book! I had a copy but I lent it to a friend and never got it back… I have since searched high and low all over western Australia to get a copy but have not succeed! I would love to buy a copy and would like to know how much the postage would be to Australia?
    Eagerly awaiting your reply
    One of your biggest fans
    Emma

    • Hi Emma
      I am thrilled that Grieve is your favourite! I have some copies of Grieve that I sell for $12. (RRP$ 20). The postage costs are the same around Australia, I believe, and this book is just over 500 grams, pushing it up into the $15 range. That would make it about $27 for me to send you a copy. To take advantage of the $15 postage cost, I could also sell you a copy of my first book, Losing It, for $12. That would make the entire bundle $39 for two books. Let me know if, and how, you would like to proceed.
      warm regards

      LIzzie

      • You just made my year! I’m emailing my favorite author! OK calm down Emma… Yes I would love a copy of grieve! I already have a copy of all your other books but I’d love losing it as well if it’s going to be signed! Then I’d love both the books! Just send me the billing details and I’ll do it right now! This will be the best birthday present for myself! ๐Ÿ˜ when I heard you were doing workshops in Newcastle I tried to organize a Holliday over there just to meet you…but couldn’t get the money together. Thank you so much for this!

  25. I would love to be able to tell you what griEVE meant to me as a young and very much alone foster kid at the age of 15 (I’m 24 now) but it’s rather to personal for a public forum. Is there somewhere else I could contact you? I would also like to purchase a copy, as about 5 years ago I gave my battered copy to someone else I thought would find hope in it as much as I did.

  26. Hello Lizzie, I was wondering if you had and or know where i can get a copy of your novel Grieve? I have read it about 10 times as i borrowed it from the library at my old school. However, i have moved schools and this one doesn’t have your book, which was a big disappointment as its one of my favourite novels! My new library Teacher and i have searched nearly all the online stores and none have it in stock. If you did have any copies, or know of anybody who may, could you please let me know, it would be highly appreciated.
    Thank you so much,
    Acacia

  27. Hi Lizzie,
    I was wondering whether you’re still selling copies of griEVE? I would absolutely LOVE to buy one! I remember falling in love with reading and your writing after Losing It. I got it signed by you at the Angus & Robertson in Westfield Kotara in 2006/2007, where you told me to look out for griEVE coming out soon. I was so excited! I bought it, read it, loved it. And then (silly me) I lent it to a friend and never got it back. Recently, I’ve set myself a mission to buy another copy but I’ve searched high and low and haven’t found a single one ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
    Anyway, I’d absolutely love to be able to read griEVE again, as I think I’d be able to appreciate the themes you explore so beautifully in this book, so much more now that I’m older and have more understanding of loss and grief.
    Thank you.
    Kind Regards,
    Isobelle

    • Hi Isobelle
      Yes, I still have some copies left of GriEVE, which I sell for $12. Postage would be close to $14, but because you are local (???). I could perhaps drop it off somewhere that is convenient. I live in Merewether but work at New Lambton. If you wanted to go this way, we could just do cash on the day if we meet face to face. Otherwise I could post and then you would have to deposit the money into my bank account. Let me know what suits you best.

      Lizzie

      • Hi Lizzie,
        Thank you so much for your reply! Yes I’m a local – I live in Cardiff. I’d honestly be so happy either way – whatever suits you best ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you have an email where we could sort out the details?

        Isobelle

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