Kevin E. Hatt is a registered medical practitioner. He is also a former art consultant, art teacher and retailer. He began writing the Haszard narratives in 1986, when he wrote two, but in 1990 the project was shelved until recently, when he brought the stories up to date and added a number of other books for the series, which he intends to stop after thirty stories. At this point in time, nineteen are complete. He loves fine ales, good food, running and cricket. To date, he has never been to Scunthorpe.