Eric K. Hatch is the son of well-known author, horseman and Connecticut State Historical Commissioner Eric S. Hatch, originator of My Man Godfrey. Hatch was educated at St. Mark's School and Dartmouth College and completed a Ph.D. in English at the University of Virginia. Hatch went on to five different (and overlapping) careers: teacher, writer, corporate communications executive, consultant in organizational change and development and photographer. As a writer, Hatch has written more than 100 published pieces. His series of essays on engineering and society won a Gold Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators, and he was awarded the Communicator of the Year by the Aviation/Space Writers Association for those and other works in the field of aerospace communication. In addition to speeches and essays, Hatch has scripted many industrial and commercial films, including two unproduced teleplays, Spaceport (with Ahron Leichtman) and The Farthing (the Whistler-Ruskin trial of 1878). He says he tries to write like Everyman, "if Everyman could actually write and had a sense of humor." Today, Hatch writes regularly on photography and various social issues. He has traveled and worked on three continents, delved into abandoned gold mines, scrambled onto glaciers and found beauty in abandoned factories. He is a trained singer, downhill skier, lifelong sailor and, always, a bookaholic. He is married with two grown children. His photography has been published in national magazines and may be seen on his website.