J.D. Kirk is the crime-writing pen name of award-winning Scottish author, Barry Hutchison. Born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland, J.D. and/or Barry lives with his wife, two children, and consistently annoying dog. He has written over 140 books for children and teenagers, more than 20 comedy sci-fi books as Barry J. Hutchison, and his J.D. Kirk series has been an Amazon number one bestseller around the world.