10 October 2020

Podcast with Big Kids Book Club

A few weeks ago I recorded a podcast interview with Big Kids Book Club, it was really fun to do and I shared more about the story in Continental Chase than I have done anywhere else, so if you have 20 minutes free I'd love for you to have a listen!

5 October 2020

Reader Q&A – The Adventurers and Egypt

In response to my newsletter last week, Callum and Nathan Cook wanted to know about the locations in Egypt featured in The Adventurers and the Temple of Treasure. Here's my answers!

17 September 2020

The Adventurers and the Continental Chase: Cover Reveal


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.

23 August 2020

Reader Q&A

Recently on my social media channels I received some questions from my readers; here's my answers!

12 June 2020

The Adventurers Audiobooks

All three books in The Adventurers Series have recently been released as audiobooks! In case, like me, you're fairly new to the format, I thought I'd write a little about all the ways you can listen to the stories - including ways to listen for free!

7 April 2020

The Adventurers and the City of Secrets Publication Day

It feels strange to be releasing a new book when we are facing such unusual and challenging times at the moment. I hope everyone is keeping well and managing as best as they can.

For my part, it has been a little difficult to focus on writing this past couple of weeks, but I am pleased to be able to share the latest instalment of The Adventurers Series with you - The Adventurers and the City of Secrets.

3 April 2020

Press Release: Author Wins Two Book Awards for Debut Novel

Sevenoaks children's author Jemma Hatt has won two book awards this week for her debut novel.

The Adventurers and the Cursed Castle was announced as the winner of the 2020 Children’s Selfies Award during an online ceremony on 30th March, with a prize of £1000. The judging panel was made up of Jill Coleman, director of children's books at BookTrust, author Ken Wilson-Max, and Moon Lane Ink CIC bookseller Meera Ghanshamdas.

20 March 2020

Free Virtual Writing Workshop

One of the benefits of social distancing is that it offers an opportunity for everyone to get creative! With this in mind, I wanted to offer one of the activities I usually run at schools and libraries for free to anyone who wants to try some writing at home.

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30 December 2019

2019 Highlights

What a lot can happen in a year!

January - Becoming a published author

On 28th January 2019, The Adventurers and the Cursed Castle went live, fulfilling my lifelong dream of being a published author! Since then, readers have purchased the book from all over the world, including the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, India, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France and Spain.

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1 September 2019

The Real Locations in ‘The Adventurers and the Temple of Treasure’

For today's blog I thought I'd try something a bit different and tell you about the research that went into my second book, The Adventurers and the Temple of Treasure.

I've spent my whole life being fascinated by Ancient Egypt and in March 2009, aged 22, I visited on holiday. Most of the week was spent by the beautiful Red Sea in Sharm El-Sheikh, but the highlight for me was visiting Cairo for the day, exploring the Egyptian Museum, the Giza Pyramids and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali.

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