Who is Phoef Sutton?
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Phoef Sutton is quite surprised to realize that he’s been making a living as a writer for over 20 years. He started as an actor and playwright in college; he was lucky enough to go to a small liberal arts college in Virginia, James Madison University, which encouraged student playwrights.
This was the first time he experienced the joys and terrors of having his words performed in front of an audience – an addictive experience. Phoef was one of the only undergraduates to win the Norman Lear Award for Comedy Playwriting. Other awards followed. Two Emmys for CHEERS. A Golden Globe for CHEERS. A WGA Award. A Peabody award for BOSTON LEGAL.
After graduation from college, Phoef had plays produced at various regional theaters around the country, had his award winning play BURIAL CUSTOMS selected for publication by the Theatre Communications Group and was awarded a National Endowment for Arts Playwrights Fellowship.
Phoef Sutton's Latest Book
Heart Attack and Vine
Los Angeles bodyguard/bouncer Caleb Rush (Crush) is back in this second Crush novel, "Heart Attack and Vine."
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SAVE THE DATE
September 27, 2016
CRUSH is coming back! The HEART ATTACK AND VINE launch party/book signing is approaching. Tuesday evening on November 15th, at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Buy the book Kirkus describes as "Fast, light, and witty, Sutton's second novel is a pleasure." Publisher’s Weekly calls it “a terrific sequel… the multiplicity of suspects and red herrings is straight out of Agatha Christie.” I’ll be there, signing-pen in hand, and the always-entertaining Lee Goldberg will be interviewing me. We’re expecting a surprise musical guest to sing a little Tom Waits for us. And the publisher is supplying the hooch. Hope to see you.
A great review for HEART ATTACK AND VINE from Publisher’s Weekly.
September 19, 2016
Set in Hollywood, Sutton’s terrific sequel to 2015’s Crush finds Caleb “Crush” Rush working as a bodyguard and courier for Rachel Fury, “part-time actress, full-time grifter,” in what turns out to be a con involving the letters of transit prop fromCasablanca and an underworld figure.
A starred review from Kirkus for my next novel HEART ATTACK AND VINE, coming in November!
September 9, 2016
KIRKUS REVIEW This fast-moving, wiseass, noir tale of murder and Hollywood features the return of bodyguard and bouncer Caleb Rush (Crush, 2015). Crush (Caleb’s street name) has a simple task: his old friend Rachel Fury is paying him $500 to deliver an envelope and pick up a suitcase. The envelope is supposed to contain letters of transit from the movie Casablanca, for a collector of movie memorabilia. The suitcase is supposed to be full of cash, but both parties cheat each other. For her part, Rachel is “a part-time artist, part-time actress, and full-time grifter.” “It’s all a movie, Crush. And I’m the lead…conning rich bad guys and winning the heart of the Hunky Good-hearted Bodyguard Action Hero,” a perfect description of Crush. Like many of the characters, she’s manic and funny.
CRUSH RETURNS IN “HEART ATTACK AND VINE”
September 5, 2016
New York Times bestselling author Phoef Sutton (that’s me) is thrilled to announce that CRUSH is coming back! For his second adventure.