Jennifer Hatt is a former newspaper reporter and editor who brings words to life for periodicals, corporate clients, fiction lovers and students of all ages. She has written articles for a variety of national and regional trade magazines and since 2010 has completed three novels in her Finding Maria series. She is also a participant in the Writers in the School program, instructing grades 3-9 on the elements and rewards of creating their own newsletters, and has developed and taught communications and writing skills programs for the Nova Scotia Community College and the Nova Scotia School of Fisheries.
Jennifer's debut novel, Finding Maria, was a semifinalist in the Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book of 2012. She has won the Thompson Newspapers Award of Excellence for Canadian Newspapers, circulation under 15,000, non-deadline writing, for "The Silent Thief", depicting the struggle of two men to cope with the slow loss of their wives to Alzheimer Disease. She is also the Thompson Newspapers Award of Excellence winner for East Coast Newspapers, circulation under 12,000, for "Double Vision", an exploration of the battle over herbicide use in Nova Scotia forests. Jennifer was part of the news team that in 1992 received the Thomson North American award for coverage of the Westray Mine disaster.