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Joel A. Sutherland


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Joel A. Sutherland (born 1 December 1980) is a Canadian of thriller, horror and fantasy short stories and novels, anthologies and children’s books. His notable works include Frozen Blood and the Haunted Canada series. Sutherland’s writing has won the Forest of Reading Silver Birch Award and the Hackmatack Award, and been nominated for the Forest of ReadingRed Maple Award, the Bram Stoker Award[1] and the Black Quill Award.[2] He lives in Courtice, Ontario.

Joel A. Sutherland

Joel A. Sutherland in Las Vegas following the Bram Stoker Awards, 2009
Born Joel Alexander Sutherland
(1980-12-01) 1 December 1980 (age 41)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Author & Librarian
Nationality Canadian
Alma mater York University(B.F.A.)
Aberystwyth University(M.L.I.S.)
Period 2008–present (published)
Genre Horror
Notable awards Silver Birch Award (2016 & 2017), Hackmatack Award (2015 & 2016)

Sutherland was born in Oakville, Ontario. He graduated with a BFA in Film & Video Production studies from York University, Toronto, in 2003 and obtained a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Aberystwyth University, Wales, in 2012. He is the Children’s & Youth Services Librarian for the Georgina Public Libraries. He has also worked at the Ajax Public Library, in a hockey stick factory, at a pizza restaurant, in a bar, at a men’s suit retailer and at a bookstore. He was also a member of the Governor General’s Foot Guards during the summer of 2000.[3]

His first published story was “Something Fishy This Way Comes” in The Undead: Skin & Bones (Permuted Press). Frozen Blood has been said to have been inspired by the Great Ice Storm of 1998.[4]

In October 2010, it was announced that Sutherland had been selected as a contestant for the first season of Wipeout Canada, which aired on TVtropolis in the Spring of 2011.[5][6] He made it to the third round on the Beauties vs. Geeks episode.

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  1. http://www.horror.org/stokerwinnom.htm#2008Archived 19 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. “Dark Scribe Magazine – 3rd Annual – Nominees”. www.darkscribemagazine.com. Archived from the original on 14 November 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  3. https://www.fantasticfiction.com, webmaster@fantasticfiction.com -. “Joel A Sutherland”. www.fantasticfiction.co.uk. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  4. “Dark Scribe Magazine – Drawing First Blood – The Chronicles of Joel Sutherland, Act One: The Ice Storm Cometh”. www.darkscribemagazine.com. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  5. “WIPEOUT CANADA CONTESTANTS REVEALED!”. www.newswire.ca. Archived from the original on 21 February 2011. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  6. “Durham Region Breaking News – Durham Region’s Online Newspaper – DurhamRegion.com”. DurhamRegion.com. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2017.

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