by Heather Sutherlin
Book 1: Seen
Rory has no idea what’s going on in the woods behind her house, but it’s driving her crazy. On the last day of her senior year she finds herself caught up once again in the curious happenings of the forest and walks away without any of the answers she was hoping to find. To make matters worse, she is sent to visit a sick neighbor and instead finds the hottest guy she’s ever seen. When she discovers his brother’s incredible secret, she falls further into her own chaos and into a fate she never could have imagined.
Jaron is just counting the days until the summer is over and he can get back to his real life. Stuck with his little brother on a tiny farm in rural Oklahoma is not exactly his idea of fun. But when Rory shows up on his doorstep with an armload of pie, he knows his summer has just taken a sharp turn into new territory. He never expected the adventure they would discover next or the quest that would change their lives forever.
“The ending will make you scream (loudly) for the next book.”
“I feel as if Rory was the unsatisfied soul I was once myself, a feeling many young people will empathize with.”
“I loved every minute of this story!”
Book 2: Wanderling
Rory has never been so cold in her life. But the biting wind only reminds her of another pain that grows more intense with each passing day. Each night Jaron’s beautiful voice sings in her dreams, and each day her footsteps draw her closer to his side. Danger and intrigue at every turn, no distance is too far when you’re returning for true love.
Rin has spent the last five years searching for Rory across two worlds. Now a series of visions have him convinced he’s growing closer to finding her. But when Rory slips through another portal, taking his visions with her, he finds himself back at square one. To find her now, he’ll need the help of an old friend and a little otherworldly magic. This time he intends to bring The Wanderer home for good.
“…lush and detailed…”
“From the moment you start the journey, you are Wandering with Rory and Rin, searching for home, love and belonging. Heather Sutherlin does an excellent job capturing the emotions of each character.”
“I found that once I started, I could not put it down, which resulted in me staying up past midnight and having to go to work on a couple of hours of sleep.”
CIR: What gave you the idea for the Wanderer series?
SUTHERLIN: I grew up in Oklahoma on a tiny little farm that was more wood than field. There were a series of enormous stone slabs spread out on the hillside at the back of our property, hidden among the trees. I used to imagine they were a portal to another world or at least to another time. This series grew out of those childhood fantasies.
CIR: What would you compare this book to?
SUTHERLIN: I like to think it is similar to The Chronicles of Narnia, but one reviewer called it, “Alice in Wonderland meets The Chronicles of Narnia with a splash of Harry Potter.”
CIR: Given that the story comes out of your childhood imaginations, are any of the characters like you or someone you know?
SUTHERLIN: Yes, I think the main character is a little like me, though she is far more courageous than I would be in her shoes. I grew up on a farm in Oklahoma and based some of the early scenes off of my life there in the hills outside of Tulsa. If only I had found myself on such a wild adventure!
Learn more about Heather Sutherlin and her writing at HeatherSutherlin.com