Jemma Hatt

Jemma Hatt

Children's Author
Booking enquiry
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Available for

Workshop, Talk, Reading, Interview


Age 7 to 11


Adventure, Fiction narrative, Humour

Book types

Fiction 8-13


About me:

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! In 2021 my first book, The Adventurers and the Cursed Castle, was translated into Estonian and Finnish!

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!

I have completed DBS checks and have a current Enhanced DBS Certificate, as well as public liability insurance.

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.


“The best day, I couldn’t keep my feet on the ground” / “I really like these books and the workshop was perfect” / “So exciting! I loved the workshop and assembly” / “She showed us how to plan and make a book” / “She answered some of our questions and gave us very good tips and hints to become a writer” / “I really enjoyed spending time with you Jemma Hatt making my own Adventurer character”

Year 4 pupils, Copperfield Academy, Gravesend

"Great workshops, which encouraged the children to use their own thoughts and ideas and to build on them. Jemma made time for the children, so that they could ask and answer questions. As a result of Jemma’s enthusiasm and encouragement, a small group of children have now started a writing club and are also writing their own book. A very inspiring experience!"

Year 6 Teacher, Greenhill 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

“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

School Visits:

I am pleased to offer virtual and / or in-person visits which can include a combination of the following sessions:

- 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 Key Stage 2 students (ages 7-11)

- Q&A

- Book signing

I try to be as flexible as possible - if you have any specific requirements, please get in touch!

Books by Jemma Hatt

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.
The Adventurers and the Cursed Castle

The Adventurers and the Cursed Castle

The Adventurers and The Cursed Castle is the first book in The Adventurers Series: exciting adventure stories for children aged 8-12. Chosen by young readers as the Gold Award winner of the 2019 Wishing Shelf Book Awards for ages 9-12. Winner of the 2020 Children's Selfies Award. A mysterious curse has stricken Kexley Castle for generations ever since Egyptian treasure was transported to Cornwall by a 19th Century explorer. Can four young adventurers reveal the secrets that have been hidden for over a hundred years? Join Lara, Rufus, Tom and Barney in their first exciting adventure together as they unravel the mystery and race to find Captain Jack Kexley’s hiding place. To succeed, they must discover and solve a series of clues left by their ancestor, ahead of two unwelcome visitors from the British Museum who are determined to get there first! 
The Adventurers and the Temple of Treasure

The Adventurers and the Temple of Treasure

A father's legacy, a chase across Egypt and a mystery buried for thousands of years... ... Lara, Rufus, Tom and Barney are back, in their second exciting adventure together. With the help of friends old and new, can they navigate their way through the ancient wonders of Egypt to unearth one of the greatest treasure troves in history? 
The Adventurers and the City of Secrets

The Adventurers and the City of Secrets

Two master criminals are on the run with ancient treasure, using London's web of hidden trails and passages to conceal their loot. The Adventurers must track them down using their wits, Uncle Logan... and a stolen red bus. Join Lara, Rufus, Tom, Daisy and Barney as they race to uncover the City of Secrets! 
The Adventurers and the Continental Chase

The Adventurers and the Continental Chase

A kidnap in Paris… a chase across Europe… one epic road trip! The Adventurers are on holiday when Maye warns of suspicious activity in Paris. Join them as they race from the French Alps to the ancient ruins of Rome on the trail of a dangerous gang with a legacy of secrets. 
The Treasure of Tea Towers

The Treasure of Tea Towers

While cleaning up the attic, Alicia, Ella and Rohan find a puzzling clue to a treasure. They set out on a search and promptly meet two adults who want to scare away the children by all means. But Alicia, Ella and Rohan do not give up so quickly ... 'The Treasure of Tea Towers' is part of Klett's Team Reader Series, specifically designed to cater to different levels of English within classrooms in Germany. 
The Adventurers and the Jungle of Jeopardy

The Adventurers and the Jungle of Jeopardy

A TV show has turned into a dangerous game... can six young challengers succeed against the odds? Join Lara, Rufus and the gang on their most perilous adventure yet. Travelling across the Costa Rican rainforest, they must stay ahead of menacing TV executives and elite adventuring teams from around the world. The race is on to discover Teo's treasure, but the jungle has obstacles to overcome! 
The Adventurers and the Sea of Discovery

The Adventurers and the Sea of Discovery

A secret hidden deep under the sea is about to surface… Arriving in Greece on the trail of a missing friend, The Adventurers land themselves in a mystery filled with suspense. An ancient map has been discovered, but where does it lead? Who are the menacing figures pursuing them at every turn? Join Lara, Rufus and the gang as they set sail for an island-hopping escapade!