Joel A. Sutherland makes his living as a librarian, surrounded by books both at work and at home. His short fiction has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, and his first novel, Frozen Blood, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award; an updated version will be released as a mass market paperback by Leisure Books in November 2010. He is also the author of Be a Writing Superstar!, a creative writing book for kids published by Scholastic. He's happiest when he's hanging out with his wife, Colleen, his newborn son, Charles, and their goldendoodle, Murphy. They live in Courtice, Ontario.