Recent bookings include delivering primary school online sessions; 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)
Sessions can be tailored to incorporate learning objectives and / or any school-specific requirements.
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.
Reading has always been one of my favourite things to do; during reading time at primary school I would become so absorbed in imaginary worlds that at the end my name would have to be called several times before I’d notice!
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.
The Adventurers Series was inspired by my childhood holidays to Devon and Cornwall as well as my lifelong fascination with Ancient Egypt.
I have written four 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 two books of the series are currently being translated into Finnish and Estonian. I have also written a fiction book designed for students in Germany learning English; 'The Treasure of Tea Towers' was published by Klett Sprachen in April 2021.