Books Circle the Sun: Summer's Sol Susan is an amazing artist and I have fallen in love with her work! She has struck gold with her combo of her spectacular work and an exciting story line! My family and I cannot wait for the rest of the books in her series!!!. Circle the Sun: Summer's Sol is Books What secrets does the Earth still keep Discover the answer while plunging yourself into a new and unique reading experience created by visually mesmerizing, color illustrations on every page Circle the Sun is an immersive fantasy adventure with artistic imagery that draws you right into the midst of the narrative The journey begins on the Summer Solstice as The TraveWhat secrets does the Earth still keep Discover the answer while plunging yourself into a new and unique reading experience created by visually mesmerizing, color illustrations on every page Circle the Sun is an immersive fantasy adventure with artistic imagery that draws you right into the midst of the narrative The journey begins on the Summer Solstice as The Traveler prepares to leave for an ordinary, early morning walk But everything changes when a strange visitor arrives at the door setting events in an unexpected direction This is your path, said the Whistling Tree in a creaking, earthy voice Beware as you step into the Shadow of the Light, for where there is Beauty there is also Darkness Will you dare to take those first steps with her into the Shadow of the Light and discover a fantastical world existing just at the edges of sight Find out who the mysterious Traveler is and embark on her adventure along with all manner of magical faerie creatures But Beware For there is to this story Dark forces emerge trying to steal away the light of Sol, our Sun and threatening the very planet we all live upon.Tasks are given with riddles to solve, guiding the way through summer The Seasons, Nature, and Science all play a role in this integrative expedition where reality and fantasy collide Are You ready to be whisked away to the far reaches of your imagination Buy it today Circle the Sun is an illustrated mythic fantasy series with a story continuing through 4 books Summer s Sol is book one in the series Circle the Sun books are appropriate to be enjoyed by any age The reading level is Middle Grade and up A fun experience for anyone with captivating illustrations and lots of hidden or subtle imagery to find Coming Soon Book Two Autumn s Heart Kindle Customers This ebook is a replica of the print edition To preserve the artwork as it was intended to be viewed, it has fixed double page spreads On mobile devices such as a Kindle or tablet, this ebook is enabled with pinch and zoom capability for easier reading It is best read on a larger device such as a Kindle, tablet, laptop or PC, and is less suitable for a phone.. Susan Schroder Author, Artist, and Other Worldly TravelerI have been a professional artist for about 35 years and am now both author and illustrator of the fantasy books series, Circle the Sun My goal is to create illustrations that enhance the book experience while allowing the reader s own imagination to flourish with descriptive storytelling.I really can t remember a time when I was not a fan of fantasy art and books and my childhood was always spent in pursuit of something magical and mythical As an adult, nothing about that has changed with enchanting Northern California being home to me and my family of nine, two cats and never a dull moment One of my main influences for creating illustrated books is James Gurney s, Dinotopia I ll never forget the excitement I felt when I first read that book with his amazing artwork Another influence is my love of traveling The global expedition in my Circle the Sun books are inspired by my own real life adventures around our beautiful planet.I have an extensive following in the fantasy art industry with over 11,000 fans on Facebook I am an award winning artist with my work being featured in many publications including ImagineFX, Infected by Art, Faerie Magazine, Fae Magazine, Beyond Fantasy, Magical Times and much .As an artist, I enjoy using a variety of mediums including traditional art, digital art, and photography Along with taking art and photography at Arizona State University, I also studied creative writing, literature, art history and science I really love learning new things Photoshop and digital art did not even exist during my academic life, so I am self taught in those areas In traditional art techniques, I favor watercolors, gouache, ink and But I also enjoy the incredible opportunities of digital art which I approach the same way I work with traditional techniques In other words, I never let the computer do the job for me When creating photographic art, I sew the costuming and apply all makeup myself and then shoot on location These images truly blur the line between fantasy and reality.I think my personal artistic style comes across cohesively in every medium that I use and never feels mismatched or imbalanced Examples of all my artwork can be found on my website susanschroder. Popular Kindle Circle the Sun: Summer's Sol I came across this author-illustrator by recommendation of a friend and I could not be more pleased to have found this book. Every page of this enchanting story has an illustration. All of these pictures are great and most are stunning. I was glad I ordered the print version and I can't wait for the next installment in this series. What a find....this is an author-illustrator to watch.