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Tui T. Sutherland
Sutherland at the New York Comic Con
Sutherland at the New York Comic Con
Born Tui T. Sutherland
July 31, 1978 (1978-07-31) (age 42)
Caracas, Venezuela
Pen name Heather Williams
Erin Hunter (shared)
Rob Kidd (shared)
Tui T. Sutherland
Tamara Summers
Occupation Author
Nationality Venezuelan
Genre Children's literature
Notable works Wings of Fire (novel series)

Tui T. Sutherland (born July 31, 1978 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan-American children's book author who has also written under the pen name Heather Williams. She shares another pen name, Erin Hunter, with writers Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, and others when they collaborate with editor Victoria Holmes on the Seekers and Warriors series of novels. She is also known for writing the Wings of Fire series of novels.

In 2009, she appeared as a contestant on Jeopardy!, becoming a two-day champion and winning a grand total of $46,200.

Early life

Tui T. Sutherland was born on July 31, 1978 in Caracas, Venezuela. Her mother, who is from New Zealand named her after the tui, a bird native to that country. Sutherland lived in Asuncion, Paraguay; Miami, Florida; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; before moving to New Jersey in high school. While in high school she began doing theatre, which consisted mostly of backstage work.

Sutherland graduated from Williams College in 1998, after which she abandoned her ideas of a career in theatre in favor of a career in fiction writing, which she found to be more stable.

Personal life

Sutherland lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband and their two sons. Sutherland had a small dog that was a cross between a poodle and a Yorkshire terrier named Sunshine, but her dog died over the summer of 2020 around the age of sixteen and a half.



  • The Quest Begins (2008, as Erin Hunter)
  • Smoke Mountain (2009, as Erin Hunter)
  • Fire in the Sky (2010, as Erin Hunter)
  • The Melting Sea (2012, as Erin Hunter)

The Menagerie

  1. The Menagerie (2014)
  2. The Menagerie #2: Dragon on Trial (March 11, 2014)
  3. The Menagerie #3: Krakens and Lies (March 10, 2015)


  • Secrets of the Clans (2007, as Erin Hunter)

Pet Trouble

  • Pet Trouble-Runaway Retriever (2009, as T. T. Sutherland)
  • Pet Trouble-Loudest Beagle on the Block (2009, as T. T. Sutherland)
  • Pet Trouble-Mud-Puddle Poodle (2009, as T. T. Sutherland)
  • Pet Trouble-Bulldog Won't Budge (2009, as T. T. Sutherland)
  • Pet Trouble-Oh No, Newf! (2010)
  • Pet Trouble-Smarty-Pants Sheltie (2010)
  • Pet Trouble-Bad to the Bone Boxer (2010)
  • Pet Trouble-Dachshund Disaster (2010)

Wings of Fire

  1. The Dragonet Prophecy (July 1, 2012)
  2. The Lost Heir (January 1, 2013)
  3. The Hidden Kingdom (May 28, 2013)
  4. The Dark Secret (October 29, 2013)
  5. The Brightest Night (March 25, 2014)
  6. Moon Rising (December 30, 2014)
  7. Winter Turning (June 30, 2015)
  8. Escaping Peril (December 29, 2015)
  9. Talons of Power (December 27, 2016)
  10. Darkness of Dragons (June 25, 2017)
  11. The Lost Continent (June 26, 2018)
  12. The Hive Queen (December 26, 2018)
  13. The Poison Jungle (July 30, 2019)
  14. The Dangerous Gift (March 2, 2021)

Wings of Fire Graphic Novels

  1. The Dragonet Prophecy (January 2, 2018)
  2. The Lost Heir (February 26, 2019)
  3. The Hidden Kingdom (October 15, 2019)
  4. The Dark Secret (December 29, 2020)

Wings of Fire: Legends

  1. Darkstalker (November 28, 2016)
  2. Dragonslayer (March 3rd, 2020)

Spirit Animals

  • Against the Tide (September 30, 2014)
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