Portrait of Liv Lorkin, a talented author, illustrator, and designer. She is captured smiling at the camera, showcasing shoulder-length short brown hair and a freckled face. The background features illustrations on the wall, providing a glimpse into her creative and artistic environment.

Australian children’s book author, illustrator and visual storyteller. I weave magic, creativity and fun into all I do.

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Sage and the Journey of Grief Book Launch

Join Liv Lorkin, Australian-based children’s book author and illustrator to celebrate the launch of her debut middle-grade novel ‘Sage and the Journey of Grief’. Grab your comfy clothes and laptop for this special online event. Hear behind the scenes of Liv’s book journey, listen to the first few chapters of this thoughtfully written story and stay tuned for a couple of fun surprises! Preorder the book here: https://www.livlorkin.com/prod…


A journey of childhood grief and loss.

Until her mum passed away, grief was as foreign to Sage as the countries she travelled to. With her faithful dog Snowy by her side, Sage explores and experiences the stages of grief. Joined by her dad, Sage navigates the winding road of loss with her butterfly-covered journal. As her dad would say, “There’s no right way to grieve”. He’s there to help her navigate it in her own space and time. Sage quickly learns she’s not alone in losing someone she loves. Between school, soccer and grief, life is a balancing act. She’s unsure how to tackle everything at once, but the journey is unfolding one page at a time.


Liv is the second generation of motherless daughters. Her mum lost her mother at seven and Liv lost her mum at one. Grief is no stranger to her, and through authentic storytelling she wants her readers to feel less alone. Growing up, she found joy in her imagination and creativity. Making up worlds, drawing out of the lines and bringing fun stories to life. Sage and the Journey of Grief is Liv’s debut novel. While she shares many similarities with Sage, their lives are unique and separate. Liv resides in Wollongong with her husband, Anthony and their little dog, Gracie. When she isn’t illustrating on Dharawal land, she can be found exploring gardens, finishing a good puzzle and drinking her third cup of tea.

Did you miss the launch? Catch up on all the fun via The New Page Podcast. Available on Apple Podcast and Spotify.