A.D. Hutchinson

Meet A.D. Hutchinson, one of the UK's most beloved children's books authors. Find out more about his work and his vision for a better society.

Meet Alan Douglas 'A.D.' Hutchinson

Born in Saint Catherine, a rural area in southeast Jamaica, Alan Douglas Hutchinson later trained as a professional chef at the world-renowned Michelin star-rated Mirabelle Restaurant in Mayfair, London. He went on to work at The Ritz, The Savoy, and Claridge’s.

Following a long and distinguished career as a chef, he later began taking courses and acquiring diplomas in creative writing. Inspired to become an author, his stories and characters have been based on his childhood memories and experiences while coming of age.

The children's book author A.D Hutchinson

His first book, Scholar of the Ebony Crown (available in paperback and Kindle format on Amazon), was inspired by his own experiences as a foster carer and by the challenges his adopted son faced growing up.  Hutchinson gave him the proper guidance to become a confident young man and today, despite the difficulties of his childhood, Hutchinson’s grown-up son is a successful businessman and father-of-three. 

“My goal in penning this book was to challenge young readers to develop a lifelong interest in reading,” he said. “I also wanted to promote the importance of developing their vocabulary and their capacity for thought, and encourage curiosity and creativity.”

The next book in the series, Scholar of The Ebony Secrets Dungeon, is due out soon. For more information about A.D. Hutchinson’s work, head over the books page.

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