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One Minute Wonder!

One writerly question, one answer, one minute to read! Here we go…Name some good writing books! I love me a book on the craft of writing. I seriously can’t get enough because there’s always something to learn, a new way of doing things, or a take on things you never thought of before. So here are three of my faves: Self Editing for Fiction Writers, Renni Browne & Dave King This is one...

Ask the Editor

It’s time to ask the editor! I’ve compiled a list of questions and my lovely editor at HarperCollins, HQ Digital, the amazing and super-intelligent, Abigail Fenton, has answered them! Read on to find out more about work, and some tops tips, from one of the best editors in the business! Q. What’s your approach with a new book? I always read through from start to finish away from my desk. I make...

My Spring Wish List!

I’m very excited about all the books coming out over the next few months. In fact, when I was compiling this list, it took me ages to choose the five I wanted to feature because there are just so many good books coming out. I’d love to know your recommendations in the comments below, but here are mine to see you through spring! Aria’s Travelling Book Shop Aria’s Travelling Book Shop Rebecca...

Book Review – Linda Mitchelmore, The Little B&B at Cove End

When Cara Howard’s husband passes away, she and her teenage daughter, Mae, are left with nothing except their beloved family home at Cove End. Overlooking the sparkling sea, Cara decides to renovate the house in time for the summer season, turning it into a gorgeous bed and breakfast for visiting tourists. But with the arrival of the B&B’s first guests and secrets tumbling out of the closets...

Cover Reveal Time!

I’m so excited to reveal the cover for the second book in the Swallowtail Bay series, Summer Strawberries at Swallowtail Bay! Isn’t this cover simply stunning? As soon as I saw it, all I could think about were long hot summer days and picnics in the park! So who are we meeting this time and what’s going on? Read on to find out more… Grab your strawberries and cream and get ready to return...

One Minute Wonder

One writerly question, one answer, one minute to read! February’s question is…how do I find time to write? I thought this might be a good question to follow on from last month’s so if you’ve started writing for the first time this year, or you’re juggling writing with a job and kids etc. then here are my top tips for getting those words written! Prioritise If you’re really committed to...

Ask the Editor!

It’s time for the first post in another new series for 2020 – ask the editor! I’ve compiled a list of questions and my lovely editor at HarperCollins, HQ Digital, the amazing and super-intelligent Abigail Fenton has answered them! Read on to find out some tops tips from one of the best editors in the business! Q. Why are there different types of editors and what type are you? There are different...

Inspiration Vs Perspiration

How do you think a writer comes up with their ideas? Do you picture someone like Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte strolling around until inspiration strikes or do you picture a writer hunkered down over a desk, typing away? For a while now I’ve been pondering the difference between inspiration and perspiration, which is why I’ve finally decided to write a post about it. But where does the...

Book Review – Patricia Wentworth, Lonesome Road

There were times when Rachel Treherne fervently wished that her beloved father had left his fortune to somebody else, so overburdened did she feel with the administration of her estate. And never more so than now for, although she was surrounded by relatives who depended on her, whom she loved and who must surely love her, there was no doubt in her mind that somebody was trying to kill her...

One Minute Wonder!

Welcome to one of my new features for 2020…One Minute Wonder! One writerly question, one answer, one minute to read! This month’s question is…should you try creative writing in 2020? If your answer to this is, ‘I’d love to but I’m just no good,’ then you should definitely try creative writing! And if you ever imagine yourself writing then it’s time you gave it a go. But how? There are...

2020 New Year Goals!

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There’s always something special about the end of the year and the promise of the one to come, but this year it feels particularly important and even a bit strange as it’s the end of a decade. I don’t know why but I feel like there’s an unnamed pressure to make bigger and better promises, to achieve more over the next twelve months, and to break all those bad habits I’ve resolved but failed to...

Last minute Christmas gift ideas

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed writing this blog post! Christmas shopping is just the best and I absolutely love it! So when I had the idea to include a list of last minute gift ideas, sitting on the sofa with my laptop open, watching Christmas movies and thinking of last minute presents wasn’t exactly a hardship! Take a look through and hopefully there’ll be something for the that one...

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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