Meet the authors currently published by Zertex Media.

Barry J. Hutchison

Books: Space Team series, Dan Deadman series, The Sidekicks Initiative, World Killer

Born and raised in the Highlands of Scotland, Barry wanted to be an author from the age of nine. It took him a while, but he finally had his first books published by HarperCollins in 2010, and has gone on to write over 120 books for a variety of publishers.

Barry founded Zertex Media in order to publish his own science fiction comedy series, Space Team. The series has gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide, and led to the Dan Deadman Space Detective spin-off series, as well as a range of merchandise and an upcoming comic book.

A lifetime lover of comics, Barry also ‘writes the Sidekicks’ series – a comedy superhero series about three former sidekicks who are dragged out of retirement to save the world from the villain who murdered their superpowered former mentors. You can visit Barry’s website at

J.D. Kirk

Books: DCI Jack Logan series

JD Kirk was the first author signed to Zertex Media’s crime and thriller imprint, Zertex Crime. His first novel, A Litter of Bones, was published in May 2019 and, at the time of writing (August 2019), has not yet dropped out of the top 150 in Amazon’s Kindle chart, and is regularly #1 in Scottish Crime Fiction.

His second novel, Thicker Than Water, which continues the story of DCI Jack Logan, has performed equally as well, and has won him fans from all over the world. Australians seem particularly keen on him, with his books regularly gracing the Amazon top 10 down under.

Find out more about JD Kirk at or visit him on Facebook.