Sunday, June 14, 2009

What is Joel A. Sutherland reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Joel A. Sutherland, author of Frozen Blood , which was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel.

He's been reading several of the other novels nominated for the award, including:
Michael McCarty and Mark McLaughlin’s Monster Behind the Wheel, a freewheeling road trip to Hell and back. It’s about a young man, Jeremy Carmichael, and his seemingly possessed car that is slowly taking over his life. Jeremy has been plagued by accidents and ill fortune his entire life, and things quickly get a whole lot worse. I’m always a little skeptical about collaborative novels, as they can often be clunky and uneven if the authors’ styles don’t mix well, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The tone never wavers from its darkly comic pitch, and aside from a few too many dreamlike sequences that slowed the story down, I found it to be a quick, entertaining read.[read on]
Read an excerpt from Frozen Blood.

Among the praise for Frozen Blood:
"Joel A. Sutherland's Frozen Blood is a killer debut novel. The voices in this story will haunt you long after you close the pages of the book. Different, fascinating!"
--Heather Graham, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Death Dealer

"Frozen Blood is everything a great ghost story should be: surreal, subtle, complex and frightening. Newcomer Joel A. Sutherland nails it on his first try. Bravo."
--Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Patient Zero and Punisher: Naked Kill
Learn more about the author and his work at Joel A. Sutherland's website and blog.

Writers Read: Joel A. Sutherland.

--Marshal Zeringue