Joel A. Sutherland

Author, Ghost Hunter, Barbarian Librarian

Book a Visit

Teachers, Librarians, Teacher-Librarians!

Interested in having me visit your school or library for an author talk or writing workshop? I have more than fifteen years experience presenting to children in all grade levels, from preschool to high school.

Please email me for more information, including my availability and rates. I am happy to work closely with each venue to tailor my presentation to your specific needs!


“[Joel] interacted with the students on a personal level and was very comfortable and natural as a presenter. The students were thoroughly engaged and they ALL left the workshop feeling inspired and excited about writing! He is a talented writer and author who is entertaining, funny, engaging and most importantly, able to inspire young readers, authors, and adults!”

     -Kelsey Collins, Elementary Teacher, Cottingham P.S., Toronto District School Board

“Joel is an enthusiastic and engaging author. He has excellent communication skills with all ages and is wonderful at explaining things in a way kids can understand. His patience and good humour made his workshops fun and accessible to even the shyest of children. In addition, he is extremely organized, reliable and flexible.”
     -Sarah West, Children's Services Librarian, Pickering Public Library

“The students that attended Joel’s writing workshop at the Sunderland Branch of Brock Township Public Library enjoyed his visit immensely. Joel used his excellent sense of humour, writing knowledge and approachable personality to assist his student audience in the craft of writing. He was able to entertain and assist children of all ages. The visit to Sunderland was so successful that we invited Joel to our Beaverton branch during Ontario Public Library week in 2013. His author talk was very well received by children and adults alike.”
     -Vicki Bruce, Outreach and Programming Coordinator, Brock Township Public Library