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My debut novel The Little Theatre on the Seafront is out now on Amazon and Kobo . 

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Author Interview – Mandy Baggot

Today I’m so excited to have the amazing Mandy Baggot on the blog with her new book One New York Christmas! Was there ever a better feel good Christmas read available? I don’t think so!   Tell me a bit about you and your latest work. I’m Mandy Baggot and I’m an author of romantic fiction. Currently, I write seasonal romantic comedies – from summer escapes to cosy winter...

My Favourite Book Bloggers to Follow (Part 1)

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If you’re an avid reader (like me!) then you’ll know that one of the best ways to get book recommendations and inspiration is through following book bloggers on social media. So here’s part one of some of my favourites who you should definitely give a follow!   gingerbookgeek.wordpress.com @Ginger_bookgeek Amanda reads a lot and I mean, a lot! So she really knows what...

Author Interview – Nicola May

Nicola May is joining me as my author interview today with a great festive read! Her novella Christmas Spirit is available now. Does anybody else just love this time of year with all the Christmassy reads coming out?   Tell me a bit about you and your latest work. My name is Nicola May. I live in Ascot in Berkshire with my rescue cat Stan and I write romcom. My latest novel is The Corner...

A very special Remembrance Day

I’ve always got a bit emotional about Remembrance Day. Being a big fan of history, I’ve read a lot about the first and second world wars, especially first person accounts, and to think what people went through during these times is incredibly humbling. And I don’t just mean those who served, but also those who didn’t fight, for whatever reason. The women and families left...

Author Interview – Karen King

Hi everyone! This weeks author interview is with Karen King whose deliciously titled novel Snowy Nights at the Lonely Hearts Hotel was published today by Bookouture! Happy publication day, Karen! Tell me a bit about you and your latest work. Hi Katie, thanks for inviting me over to your blog. I write mainly YA and romance novels, five of my romance novels are published by Accent Press and I was...

Lost Words – Let’s bring ’em back!

It’s time for our regular monthly post about a lost word! You know the type of thing, those poor lost words that sit in our minds gathering dust, having been discovered years ago in literary classics like Dickens, or Austen. They are the spices of the literary world, but I refuse to let them sit in a cupboard and be ignored until they go out of date! Let’s bring them back!   This...

Author Interview – Glenda Young

Today I’m really excited to kick off my author interview series with the brilliant Glenda Young whose debut novel Belle of the Back Streets came out on 1st November. There’s a link to buy it at the end of the post so do please nip over and bag yourself a copy!   Hi Glenda, welcome to the blog, firstly, can you tell me a bit about you and your latest work. I’ve loved writing...

It’s time for NaNoWriMo again!

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I’m always excited when November rolls around, not only because it means we’re near Christmas and I can legit start buying Christmas presents, but because it’s NaNoWriMo month!   I LOVE NaNoWriMo! I think it’s a brilliant idea and an amazing thing to participate in. For those that don’t know NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and the aim is to get...

Announcement: New Author Interview Series!

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Hi everyone! This weeks blogpost is more of an announcement really. I’m excited to say that from next month I’ll be featuring author interviews here on my website! I’ll be announcing the first one shortly and I really hope you enjoy it. I’ve tried to ask some different questions to the usual ones, but if you have any questions you’d like me ask, just leave me a note...

Halloween Fun!

Halloween is next week and I love it! We always have a little party with cool Halloween food and go trick or treating. And of course there’s messy pumpkin carving and a pumpkin spice latte for me! But this year I thought I’d do something a little different!   As my kids are now old enough to read and write on their own, I decided that we’d have a little Halloween story fun...

Putting yourself first is okay! Trust me!

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Half term holidays are fast approaching and as much as I love this time of year of cuddling the kids snuggled under blankets and drinking ridiculous hot chocolates covered in whipped cream and marshmallows, there are times when life gives you an endless to-do list.   The school holidays might be a break for the kids but the chances are it isn’t for the mums, dads and carers out there...

My top 5 tips for writing cosy mysteries

Before I got my book deal to write contemporary romance with Harper Collins, HQ DigitalUK, I had some cosy mystery short stories published and I’m currently working on a series of cosy mystery novels (I’ll keep you updated on those when I have anything exciting to share!) So I thought I’d share some tips I’ve learned about writing cosy mysteries. Here are my top 5!  ...

Katie Ginger, Writer Live. Read. Write.

Katie Ginger

The first thing you need to know about me is, I like gin. Lots and lots of gin.
I live in the South East of England in a lovely little town by the sea and spend my time working, running around after my kids, walking our King Charles Spaniel, Wotsit, and writing!

I love history and have a Master’s degree, but have also been lucky enough to work in various castles and museums over the years. I’ve yet to get one of them into a story though – I really must try harder!