Susan Sowerby lives, sculpts and writes in the West Australian surfing town of Margaret River. She is best known for her sculptures of sea-drenched mermaids and mer-men, but also sings and paints. She has written and illustrated several children's books. 'Spring forgot to Come,' with its colorful illustrations is free on her website.
Susan is the author of 'Saltwater in the Soul,' the first novel in a series of three. She is fascinated by myth and legend which she sees as a way to understand more deeply the human condition. For this reason, she includes some myths in her fantasy novels. She holds the firm belief that our stories mark the progress of our civilizations.
Susan has three grown sons and lives on a conservation property near the south-west Australian surfing town of Margaret River, in a little cottage surrounded by various forms of wild life. She is in love with Mother Earth and will always remain so.
'The world is most certainly not as it seems.'
When Finn escapes from a dysfunctional family to the quiet of Erraid in the Hebridean Isles, he has no idea he is about to confront an ancestry which arises from the deep ocean. He is dragged into an ever stranger reality, one he could not have imagined in his wildest fantasies or in his darkest nightmare. He is forced to reckon with the dangerous, fractured minds of a conclave within the human race. All the while he is struggling to come to terms with the vast oceanic mystery of his own inheritance.
Seven mysterious orbs have the power to unlock a fantastic future, yet in the wrong hands they could cause humanity to fall into a void so deep it might never escape. As Finn strives to place the orbs in their correct positions, a desperate battle is raging, a battle to control the minds and hearts of humanity.
'The only feeling worse than suspecting you are paranoid is discovering what you fear is real.'
In the second book, Finn’s girlfriend, Bridget, is kidnapped and powerful hidden adversaries emerge from the shadows. In order to outstrip them, he is forced to activate his sea-born blood. This draws him closer a destiny he struggles to accept.
Finn rolled out the map across the table. Blood from the gash above his eye dripped onto the Hebrides. He thought, I've got to get as far away as possible.
He finds refuge in a tiny croft on the stormy isle of Erraid, but fear arises when an apparition appears at his door. A flash of lightning reveals a silhouette, naked, with dripping dreadlocks to the knees. Its eyes glow like those of a cat