Jerry Hatchett was born and grew up in the creatively fertile Mississippi Delta. His stories often draw from his personal background, providing a unique foundation for intriguing tales populated with real people who often find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. His business experience runs the gamut from pawnbroker to inventor to technologist to specialized expert in digital forensics.
Hatchett lists John Grisham, James Rollins, Nelson DeMille, and Ken Follett as major influences on his writing. “I want to entertain people by creating new worlds and people for them to love and hate, and I always try to write a story that you just can’t put down, ” he says.
A lifelong fan of Ole Miss and SEC football, he awaits each fall with zeal. He’s also a movie fanatic, an avid reader, and with uncharacteristic immodesty claims to cook the world’s best ribeyes. He currently resides in The Woodlands, TX, a suburb of Houston.
JERRY HATCHETT TRIVIA
• In the 1990s, invented and patented “EasyBraid,” designed for French braiding women’s hair. The device sold more than 1,000,000 units and is still selling on eBay.
• Is a licensed private pilot.
• Is a self-described “gadget freak” who stays up-to-date on the latest and greatest technology.
• Was an “IPO chaser” during the dot-com boom and was profiled in the Wall Street Journal.
PAWNBROKER Would you give killers what they want to get them to leave you and your family alone? Gray Bolton might, if he knew what “it” was. Life as a Mississippi pawnbroker is good, with a beautiful family and a bright future. Then he kills an armed robber and trouble cascades upon Bolton from everywhere. They all appear to be after the same thing and they will all do anything to get it. Unfortunately, Bolton has no idea what that thing is; but its discovery will test him in ways he couldn’t have imagined, and the stakes are simple: Everything.
SEVEN UNHOLY DAYS Technology and insanity combine to create a very bad week for the United States and the world. In this unputdownable thriller from breakout author Jerry Hatchett, tech celebrity Matt Decker is on top of the world until his flagship creation, the system that runs the U.S. power grid, suffers a crippling cyber attack. Chaos follows as a ruthless maniac sets out to create his own version of Revelation’s battle of Armageddon. And he’s making it personal as he blames Decker for the escalating disasters that stretch from New York to Israel to the “sulfurous scarps of hell.”
Seven Unholy Days, should come with a warning: Don’t start this one unless you’re ready to be sucked into a story that never lets go!
Author Website: http://www.jerryhatchett.com