J. C. Hutchins

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Chris Hutchins
Born (1975-01-26) January 26, 1975 (age 47)
Pen nameJ. C. Hutchins
GenreScience fiction
Notable works7th Son
PartnerEleanor Brown

J. C. Hutchins is the pseudonym for American podcast novelist and journalist Chris Hutchins.[1] Hutchins is best known for his 7th Son series.


Hutchins began podcasting in 2006 after receiving multiple rejections from various agents,[2] with 7th Son being his first podcast release. Shortly thereafter in 2007, St. Martin's Press picked up the print rights to 7th Son and Dark Arts,[3] an interactive novel.[4] Hutchins, dubbed a "new media superstar," writes from home alongside his partner, novelist Eleanor Brown.[5][6]


Books published in print[edit]

  • 7th Son: Descent (2009)
  • Personal Effects: Dark Arts (2009)

Podcast novels[edit]

  • 7th Son: Descent
  • 7th Son: Deceit
  • 7th Son: Destruction
  • Personal Effects: Sword of Blood


Critical reception to Hutchins' work has been mixed to positive, with Publishers Weekly praising both the first novel in the 7th Son series and Dark Arts[7][8] and Kirkus Reviews panning both.[9][10] The Celebrity Cafe reviewed Dark Arts, praising the story but stating that the extra elements detracted from the story instead of enhancing it.[11]


  1. ^ Pod Shots Broward Palm Beach
  2. ^ Authors Find Their Voice, and Audience, in Podcasts New York Times
  3. ^ Podcasting Your Novel: Publishing's Next Wave? Time Magazine
  4. ^ J.C. Hutchins Interview TOR.com
  5. ^ "No Eye of Newt Here: PW Talks with Eleanor Brown". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  6. ^ Achauer, Hilary (June 2013). "The Written Word" (PDF). The CrossFit Journal.
  7. ^ Review: Personal Effects: Dark Arts Publishers Weekly
  8. ^ Review: 7th Son: Descent Publishers Weekly
  9. ^ PERSONAL EFFECTS Kirkus Reviews
  10. ^ 7th Son Kirkus Reviews
  11. ^ Personal Effects: Dark Arts The Celebrity Cafe

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