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Barry Hutchison

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Contact: barry@barryhutchison.com
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English
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Barry Hutchison is an award-winning author of books, comics, and television. Having written over 100 books for children of all ages, Barry now also - as Barry J. Hutchison - writes science-fiction comedy for adults, and has a wealth of experience running events for all ages.

Since May 2019, Barry has been publishing Scottish crime fiction under the pen name, JD Kirk. His DCI Jack Logan series of novels have all become Amazon bestsellers, with readers comparing them to the works of Ian Rankin, Chris Brookmyre, and Stuart Macbride.

As a ‘hybrid author,’ Barry is well-placed to talk at writers groups about both traditional publishing and how he formed his own independent publishing company to publish his books for adults.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Adventure; Childhood; Comedy, humour & funny books; Fantasy; Horror; Science fiction; Self-publishing & independent publishing

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+