Hello! My name is Jemma, and I write stories for the young and the young at heart!
Over the years I've lived and worked in London, Exeter, New York and Delaware, and am now living close to where I grew up in Sevenoaks, Kent.
I'm best known for The Adventurers Series, featuring a group of children and their Border collie as they travel everywhere from Cornwall to Cairo in search of treasure, adventure and fun! My first book, The Adventurers and the Cursed Castle, has now been translated into Estonian in 2021, with more languages to come!
In 2021 my first non-Adventurers book, The Treasure of Tea Towers, was published by Klett Sprachen in Germany.
A good book becomes like an old friend, being revisited again and again. I hope to entertain young readers with adventures and laughs to enjoy alongside the characters.
I'm available for both in-person and online bookings. I'm based in Sevenoaks, Kent, hold a full UK driving licence and am open to travel!
Recent bookings include delivering primary school workshops; being a panellist on a writing & publishing careers event for university students and an interview with BBC Radio Kent.
“Both workshops were fully booked and received excellent feedback from attendees.”
Librarian, Sevenoaks Library
“Our pupils were hooked… every bookworm’s perfect day.”
Headteacher, Kemsing Primary School
"I loved the meeting with Jemma Hatt !!!!!" / "I really enjoyed it, it was great fun" / "it was very interesting"
Year 4 students, Sutton-at-Hone Primary School
"The children absolutely loved it, and it was great for them to hear from you, especially as you spoke so highly and the importance of reading.Thank you for your time and talking about the books too. The children have thoroughly enjoyed creating their own characters."
Year 2 teacher, Springwell Park Primary School
I am pleased to offer virtual and / or in-person visits which can include any of the following elements:
- Talk / presentation about me and my writing - can be tailored for Key Stage 2 or full school assemblies
- A reading from one of my books (suitable for Key Stage 2, ages 8-12)
- Creative writing workshops for Year 2 and / or Key Stage 2 students (ages 7-11)
- Book signing
Sessions can be tailored to incorporate learning objectives and / or any school-specific requirements.
I have written five books to date in The Adventurers Series: contemporary, humorous stories following a group of children and their Border collie as they solve mysteries everywhere from Cornwall to Cairo. The first Adventurers book has been translated into Estonian in 2021, with more languages to come! 'The Treasure of Tea Towers' was published by Klett Sprachen in April 2021, and is designed to help students in Germany learn English in a fun and exciting way.