Flying Sheep Publishing

The first publications were in 2010 with YA novella Storm Hags and anthology collection Odd Stories, then in 2015 his mother Joan Hutchison's music book The Golden Grain, and in 2020 his debut historical novel The Book of Skulls. Also in 2020 launched the first three picturebooks in the Seordag Stories series (English and Gaelic versions). In 2021 published four more books in the Seordag Stories series. So far in 2022, thirteen Seordag Stories books have been published in English and ten in Gaelic.

Storm Hags

Storm Hags

Kirsty and Angus are embarking on a family sailing trip around the world when their parents disappear in a storm and their boat, the Marianne, is shipwrecked. Marooned on the hidden island of Gruinsoye they discover a land full of mystery and menace. A cult of psychics using ancient technology living side by side mythical beings. What should have been the experience of a lifetime suddenly turns into a struggle for survival and escape.

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The Golden Grain

The Golden Grain

A selection of fiddle tunes and their origin stories composed by Joan Hutchison. Includes collages and illustrations by David Hutchison. For more info and videos visit the Golden Grain Facebook page.

Available on Lulu.


The Book of Skulls

The Book of Skulls

An illustrated Victorian tale of gender-bending, hidden identity, obsession and gruesome murder, set in Edinburgh's Old Town.

1875. Liz Moliette; a poor orphan of unknown heritage, and Amulya Patel; from a wealthy Indian family, are the only female students at the Edinburgh Medical School, where a hostile attitude towards women is driven by Professor Atticus. However Liz and Amulya have allies in fellow student Campbell Preeble, The Reekie reporter Hector Findlay and the charming Dr Paul Love.

In dire need of funds, Liz becomes assistant to gruff lecturer and police surgeon Dr Florian Blyth. When a series of grisly murders take place the doctor and Liz help Inspector Macleod in his investigation, which leads to the Edinburgh Asylum, the Burry Man festival and the quack science of phrenology

The search for the killer comes dangerously close to Liz as she uncovers her own family secrets.

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Seordag Stories

Seordagstories

Seordag Stories is a series of books about the adventures of a cyborg hen and her friends. Combining storytelling and music, it is inspired by Assynt, in the North West Scottish Highlands, where David Hutchison was brought up. For more info visit Seordag Stories Origins and the Seordag Stories Facebook page

The fiddle music was composed by Joan Hutchison.


© David Hutchison 2022