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.

The latest story sees Lara, Rufus, Tom, Barney and Uncle Logan on the trail of two master criminals. The book features several real life hidden locations across London, including secret tunnels underground. Daisy, Lara's best friend from school, also joins the gang for this adventure. I can't wait to hear what you and your families think of it! I'd be grateful if you can let me know by getting in touch through this website or my social media and by leaving a review on the site where you purchased the book. You can order a paperback or download City of Secrets on any ebook device or app by clicking here.

In other Adventurers news, I was thrilled that my first novel, The Adventurers and the Cursed Castle, won two awards last week! Cursed Castle won the 2020 Children's Selfies Award and the 2019 Wishing Shelf Gold Award for the age 9-12 category. The Selfies were judged by a panel of industry children's book experts including a bookseller, author and a director at national literacy charity BookTrust. The Wishing Shelf Awards were judged by young readers across six schools.

Last Saturday I was interviewed on the BBC Radio Kent Breakfast Show to discuss the awards, in case you missed it here's the clip:

Jemma Hatt on BBC Radio Kent

It is wonderful to receive this recognition and as always, I'm grateful to all of my readers and everyone who supports me, including my cover designer Andrew Smith and editor Amanda Horan.

Finally, my website has been undergoing a big revamp over the past couple of weeks! Check it out and let me know your thoughts. There's more content to come!

All the best,