In 1991 Grace Hatton was born in Leeds, England. Grace’s parents were local ministers and the house she was born into doubled as a drug rehabilitation center in red-light district of the city.
Grace grew up living with recovering drug addicts, prostitutes, and alcoholic’s. When Grace was seven years old her grandparents gave her family a gift, a visit to Walt Disney World in Florida. It was then that her parents made the decision they wanted to immigrate to the U.S.A.
The family sold their house, gave over their church, put all their possessions in containers (not to be seen again for another six months) and obtained visas. After almost five years of work in December 2003, visa’s in hand the Hatton family arrived in Orlando. In 2014 the family gained dual citizenship.
Grace had been writing stories since she was a little girl, but on New Years Eve 2003 at the age of twelve she began her first full length novel. She hasn’t stopped writing since.
Grace’s first published book, The Guys, The Roses and The Regrets landed on the Amazon best seller list. She’s been published in Women of Wisdom magazine, Smokey Blue Literary and Arts Magazine, Owl & Spade and more. She has worked as a staff writer for Dulwich OnView magazine in London and served as the Editor-in-Chief for her college’s newspaper, The Echo. Grace earned her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. She is currently working on a memoir while publishing quality material in various publications and serving as a tutor at a local charity, Page 15, in Orlando, FL.