Katie Ginger, Writer Live. Read. Write.
My debut novel The Little Theatre on the Seafront is out now on Amazon and Kobo . 

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Author Interview – Julian Slatcher

Today my author interview is with the fab Julian Slatcher, author of the DS Pete Gayle series. Tell me a bit about you and your latest work, Julian. My latest published novel is No Going Back, book four in the DS Pete Gayle crime thriller series set in Exeter. I started off writing fiction as a teenager, first got published in non-fiction, as a gardening writer, and was working on a thriller when...

My Top 5 Tips for Giving Good Critiques

One of the best ways of learning as a writer is, of course, actually writing, but also having your work critiqued. It can be a hard blow sometimes but it is a great way to learn, and learn fast. When you get critiques, whether through a writing group, or through something more informal, it’s normally good manners to return the favour. But critiquing someone else’s work can be daunting...

Author Interview – Jennifer Bohnet

I’ve got another author interview on the blog today (I know, I’m spoiling you all at the moment!). This week it’s fellow HQ DigitalUK author, Jennifer Bohnet and as an extra bonus, her ebook is down to 99p so you’d better get to your copy quick!   Hi Jennifer, welcome to the blog, tell me a bit about you and your latest work. A Year of Taking Chances is about what...

Author Interview – Sandy Barker

It’s time for another author interview! I know, how exciting! Today it’s Sandy Barker.   Tell me a bit about you and your latest work. I’m an author and traveller who is based in Australia and this year, my partner and I are on a year’s sabbatical living and working around the world. We’re both working as consultants, but I’ve also donned another hat this year as an author. My...

Hey, 2019! Reflections on the Past Year

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I know the New Year is generally about looking forward, getting excited about the year ahead, and making resolutions that most of us won’t stick too, but I really wanted to take a moment to look back on the year that has just past. For me, it’s been a life changing year. I got my first ever book deal for two novels with Harper Collins, HQ DigitalUK and then got a second one with them...

Author Interview – Paula Williams

Today on the blog I’m welcoming the amazing crime writer, Paula Williams who writes one one of my favourite genres – cosy crime! Hi Paula, can you tell me a bit about you and your latest work? I have just finished the second in my Much Winchmoor series of crime novels, set in a small Somerset (UK) village not unlike the one I live in. I also write a monthly column called Ideas Store...

Author Interview – Heidi Swain

Today, I’m beyond thrilled to be welcoming Sunday Times Best Seller, Heidi Swain to the blog! Not only is Heidi an inspiration of mine, she’s also a lovely person! I hope you’re all as excited as me to read her answers!   Tell me a bit about you and your latest work. My name is Heidi Swain and I write commercial fiction for Simon and Schuster. I have written 8 books in the...

Lost Words – Let’s bring ’em back!

As a lot of this blog is about writing, I wanted to write a regular article on my favourite forgotten words. You know the type of thing, those poor lost words that sit at the back of 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...

Christmas Short Story Challenge!

For all those aspiring writers out there I’ve got a little challenge for you this festive period! Sometimes, when we’re not planning on writing and instead choose to relax and unwind, that’s exactly when creativity can strike, especially this time of year because who doesn’t love a Christmas themed story. So here’s my challenge to you, if you get itchy fingers and...

Author Interview – Lynne Shelby

As soon as I read the blurb for Lynne Shelby’s novel The One That I Want, I knew it had to go on my list and if you ask me, this is a perfect read for over Christmas when you want some time away from the madness! I’m so happy to be chatting to Lynne on the blog today!   Hi Lynne, tell me a bit about you and your latest work. I write contemporary women’s fiction, and my latest novel...

Author Interview – Amanda Brittany

So many HQDigitalUK authors have books out this month! it’s fantastic! So today I’m welcoming Amanda Brittany to my crazy blog! Hi Amanda, firstly, happy publication day! I hope you’ve got a glass of fizz ready! Tell me a bit about you and your latest work. Hi Katie, Thanks so much for inviting me onto your blog. I live in Hertfordshire with my husband and two little dogs, and...

Deck the Halls! Christmas is Coming!

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I LOVE CHRISTMAS! And yes, I know I’m using shouty letters (sorry about that), but it’s because I absolutely, completely, 100%, totally LOVE Christmas! I love everything about Christmas. I love the anticipation, (which is why our tree goes up on the first of December), I love all the food and booze; I mean, when else can you legitimately drink prosecco at ten o’clock in the...

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!

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