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 the red-light district of the city.
Grace grew up living with recovering drug addicts, prostitutes, and alcoholics. When Grace was seven-years-old her grandparents gave her family a gift, a trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. At the end of that holiday, Grace’s parents made the decision to immigrate to the U.S.A.
The family sold their house, relinquished their church, stored all their possessions in shipping containers to be sent ahead of them, emptied their savings, and after almost five years of work in December 2003, visas 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 bestseller 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. Grace lives in Orlando, FL.