|Tui T. Sutherland|
Tui T. Sutherland is author of several books, including those she has written under a number of pseudonyms, including the names Erin Hunter and Tamara Summers. Her first books were part of a beginning reader's series called First Friends. Her first young adult novel was This Must be Love, a comically romantic twenty-first-century retelling of Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. She has also written the supernatural suspense series, Avatars. Recent titles include the Legends of the Brethren Court series (written under the name Rob Kidd) and the Pet Trouble series.
Named after a rather noisy New Zealand bird, Tui was born in Venezuela, and lived in Paraguay, Florida, and the Dominican Republic before her family moved to New Jersey, where she went to high school. She then lived in New York City before moving to Boston, Massachusetts where she currently lives with her husband and her yoodle, Sunshine. What is a yoodle, you ask? A dog that is three-quarters poodle and one-quarter Yorkshire terrier! Unlike the dogs in Pet Trouble, Sunshine is a perfect angel. She would never do anything like, say, tip over a trash can full of Kleenex and scatter it all over the house, or bark like the house is on fire every time she sees a polar bear on TV. Certainly not.
For more information about Tui T. Sutherland, please visit her website at www.tuibooks.com