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Shaun David Hutchinson


Shaun David Hutchinson

From Shaun's Website:
I’m only funny when other people aren’t around, or when I do something stupid like slip and fall and give myself a hilarious concussion.  I’ve wanted to be a writer since I could first read.  I’ll let you know when it happens.
My interests cover everything from computers to quantum physics to the worst movies ever made (Anaconda FTW).  While I tend to be an introvert, I have an adventurous streak that’s led me to try skydiving and other assorted crazy things.  Mostly though, I enjoy hanging around with my partner and my dog, watching Doctor Who and drinking too much coffee.

Shaun David Hutchinson

Books by Shaun David Hutchinson

by Shaun David Hutchinson - Fiction, Friendship, Gay & Lesbian, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Dino’s ex-best friend July dies suddenly --- and then comes back to life. Except not exactly. Somehow July is not quite alive, and not quite dead. As Dino and July attempt to figure out what’s happening, they must also confront why and how their friendship ended so badly, and what they have left to understand about themselves, each other and all those grand mysteries of life. 

by Shaun David Hutchinson, Suzanne Young, Marieke Nijkamp, Robin Talley, Stephanie Kuehn, E. C. Myers, Tim Floreen, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Justina Ireland, and Brandy Colbert - Anthology, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+
Ten teens are left alone in the wilderness during a three-day survival test in this multi-authored novel edited by award-winning author Shaun David Hutchinson. At Zeppelin Bend, an outdoor-education program designed to teach troubled youth the value of hard work, cooperation, and compassion, ten teens are left alone in the wild. The teens are a diverse group who come all walks of life, and were all sent to Zeppelin Bend as a last chance to get them to turn their lives around. They’ve just spent nearly two weeks hiking, working, learning to survive in the wilderness, and now their instructors have dropped them off eighteen miles from camp with no food.
by Shaun David Hutchinson - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mental Health, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be scientifically explained, but what can’t be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she has a crush on, from a gunshot wound. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all --- that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.

by Shaun David Hutchinson - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Literary, Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and boyfriends since eighth --- and then Tommy vanished. More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie and soon he suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking. When Ozzie is paired up with the reclusive and secretive Calvin for a physics project, it’s hard for him to deny the feelings developing between them, but Ozzie knows there isn’t much time left to find Tommy --- that once the door closes, it can’t be opened again.

by Shaun David Hutchinson - Gay & Lesbian, Mental Health, Youth Fiction

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. Only he isn’t sure he wants to. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer’s. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend’s suicide last year. Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him. But Henry is a scientist first, and facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it...or let the world --- and his pain --- be destroyed forever.

edited by Shaun David Hutchinson - Anthology, Short Stories, Youth Fiction
It took only 22 minutes for Kirby Matheson to exit his car, march onto the school grounds, enter the gymnasium and open fire, killing six and injuring five others. But this isn’t a story about the shooting itself. This isn’t about recounting that one unforgettable day. This is about Kirby and how one boy --- who had friends, enjoyed reading, playing saxophone in the band and had never been in trouble before --- became a monster capable of entering his school with a loaded gun and firing on his classmates.
by Shaun David Hutchinson - Young Adult 13+
Andrew Brawley was supposed to die that night, just like the rest of his family. Now he lives in the hospital, serving food in the cafeteria, hanging out with the nurses, sleeping in a forgotten supply closet. Drew blends in to near invisibility, hiding from his past, his guilt, and those who are trying to find him. His only solace is in the world of the superhero he’s created—Patient F. Then, one night, Rusty is wheeled into the ER, half his body burned by hateful classmates. Rusty’s agony calls out to Drew like a beacon, pulling them both together though all their pain and grief. In Rusty, Drew sees hope, happiness, and a future for both of them. A future outside of the hospital, and away from their pasts. But to save Rusty, Drew will have to confront Death, and life will have to get worse before it gets better. And by telling the truth about who he really is, Drew risks destroying any chance of a future.