Friends for many years, writer, Sarah Bell and illustrator, Nicola Sutherland are Sutherland Bell. Originally from the west country, they are now based in Henley on Thames.
The first draft of The Green Man & the Raven's Quest was completed (via Zoom) during the first lockdown, taking inspiration from various myths and legends and their love of the natural world. With global warming, polluted seas, and tides of trash increasing, both felt the need to weave a stark, ecological warning into the fable.
As well as an artist and illustrator, Nicola is also a muralist, and her work can be regularly be seen on windows and walls in town. Sarah is currently writing a novel, as well as working on the next story for Sutherland Bell.