Juliana, the protagonist of "Between Worlds" by Lori Wolf-Heffner, is in the foreground and is surrounded by cameos of other members of her family, past and present.

Between Worlds

A Young Adult Series About Family, Friends, and Growing Up

Juliana leads a normal teenage dancer’s life in Calgary: school during the day, dance in the evening and on weekends, and friends—especially Rachel—squished in to every spare moment she has. But when the family moves across the country to live with Opa, who’s in the early stages of dementia, Juliana’s life turns upside down.

Lonely, Juliana searches for connection and finds its spark in the most unlikely place: a journal that belonged once to Elisabeth, Juliana’s European great-grandmother. Herself a teen in the wake of World War I, Elisabeth chronicled the war’s effects on her village and family.

Unfortunately, Elisabeth didn’t write in the journal; she drew, which leaves Juliana to rely on Opa to learn what they mean. Can she uncover enough before his memories disappear forever?

Between Worlds shares the journeys of two teens trying to navigate between the worlds of childhood and womanhood. Witness what fills them with anger, what opens their eyes, and what ultimately expands their hearts.  

The Between Worlds series is available in paperback, large print, and ebook formats and can be ordered at most major book retailers and many independent book stores.

Cover of "Between Worlds 1." In purple tones. Two young women. One with a headscarf that ties under the chin looks down on one with long brown hair.

Between Worlds 1: The Move

Juliana’s 14, a competitive dancer and successful student, must move across the country at Christmas with her parents to live with her grandfather. Unknown to her, this move she doesn’t want opens up her past through an old book of drawings created by her great-grandmother, when she was 14, back in 1920 Romania.

Cover image for "Between Worlds 2." Brown tones. Two teens have their backs to you. The one on the left has her hair pulled into braids and a bun. She's wearing an old farm dress. The other has her long hair hanging down her back. She's wearing a jean jacket and leggings. Above the first teen is the image of a father wearing a black hat and black clothing. Above the teen on the right is the image of a father with a short haircut and a gruff look.

Between Worlds 2: The Distance

Juliana meets her new dance team but is scared she’s not good enough. Elisabeth’s family still hasn’t heard from their father, but she discovers he’s already written his brother.

Cover for "Between Worlds 3: The First Step." On the left, in a muted image, is a teenage woman in a peasant dress, with a long apron and a shawl and headscarf. She's leaning against a tree. On the right, on what looks like the same tree, is a modern teenager girl wearing a bright winter jacket, a toque, and mitts. A cityscape is behind her.

Between Worlds 3: The First Step

Coming April 6! A heavy study schedule and odd behaviour from Opa ensure Juliana’s first few weeks at her new school don’t run so smoothly. Elisabeth has to care for all her siblings and crotchety Omama all week, but a surprise announcement lifts her spirits.

Cover for "Between Worlds 4: What Friends Do:" Juliana is looking up from her phone, Rachel is crying over a coffin, Elisabeth is reading a book, and Georg is staring blankly at nothing

Between Worlds 4: What Friends Do

Juliana struggles to support best friend Rachel through the darkest time of her life: She can’t fly home, phone calls leave the girls in tears and unable to hug, and social media shows Juliana how many other friends Rachel has to help her. Will this tragedy change their friendship forever? When Georg’s fits from the […]

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Between Worlds 5: ?

Between Worlds 5 is scheduled for release in time for Christmas shopping!

Cover of Between Worlds Box Set for books 1-3

Between Worlds Box Set: eBooks 1-3

It’s available! The first three books of Between Worlds as a box set, in digital format! Priced at only $9.99 CAD/USD, you can binge read all three books at once. What’s Between Worlds About? Juliana leads a normal teenage dancer’s life in Calgary: school during the day, dance in the evening and on weekends, and […]