Our Story

The Alford sisters grew up listening to their grandparents’ stories of real-life experiences with angels and demons as well as the unbelievable power of spiritual gifts. Always fascinated by the supernatural world and its connection to everyday life, a story was born.

Susan Alford is a published author, popular speaker and lover of the written word. Her writing career began with her first story penned in the 5th grade. This novel is her first venture into the world of young adult fiction. She is a psychology professor at Lee University and lives in Cleveland, Tennessee with her two daughters.

Candace Alford is a freelance artist, illustrator, and graphic designer. Always interested in the arts, she has enjoyed a musical career but her passion is creating visual art. She resides in Cleveland, Tennessee with her son.

Lesley Smith is an author, accomplished producer/singer and an acclaimed photographer. When she is not writing and capturing life with her camera, she is immersed in being a wife and mother of two in Atlanta, Georgia.


About “Sorcha: Awaken (Volume 1)”

The story begins one winter’s morning in the desolate woods. Ten-year old Lucas Quinn’s world is turned upside down as he watches his father’s murder at the hands of beautiful, yet frightening creatures. He is overwhelmed when he realizes he can see the supernatural world: angels and demons. As Lucas runs for his life, a fierce warrior of light—his guardian angel—rescues him. So the adventure begins. 

Now grown, eighteen-year old Lucas and his twin sister Lily discover they are a part of a special group of twelve young people—lightbearers—the Sorcha. Each lightbearer possesses a powerful supernatural gift. Every generation has seen a group of twelve, but never have they been able to find one another and unite their powers. All twelve gifts combined will create a force so great no demon army can withstand it. But first they must find one another and discover the secret to wielding their great power. The secret is contained in an ancient book, written by a member of the first generation of Sorcha. The book was lost centuries ago as a result of a series of mysterious events.

As the story unfolds, the Sorcha will discover the incredible power and formidable purpose of their gifts and the light within them as they wage war against an army of demons, known as Scáths. The demons hunt the Sorcha seeking their death. But the Sorcha are not alone in their fight. The mighty Dìonadain,, warrior angels, guard and defend them.

Will the Sorcha awaken? Will they find one another? Will they discover the secret to their great power?

Sorcha: Awaken is the first installment of a three-book series.

Authors: Susan Alford & Lesley Smith
Illustrated by: Candy Alford