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Welcome to Swallowtail Bay!

I’m so excited to announce a new 3-book contract with the amazing team at HQ Digital! My new series, set in a gorgeous seaside town called Swallowtail Bay, will be available in 2020 with the first book, Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay coming in March. Here’s the gorgeous cover… In Swallowtail Bay the birds are singing, the sun is shining and the locals are welcoming – but...

Authors at the Grand!

Last Friday (25th October) I was lucky enough to take part in a fabulous local author event called Authors at the Grand. It was held at The Grand, Folkestone, a gorgeous hotel where Agatha Christie wrote some of Murder on the Orient Express there. It was a fabulous evening and I got to meet some other amazing authors, lovely readers and sign some books, which still makes me feel weird! So many...

Best Author Blogs to Follow (Part 1)

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One of the things I love about blogging is connecting with people on a personal level. Sometimes I read a post and it really makes sense to me, or it gives an insight into the person writing it that makes you feel like you know them a little better. So I wanted to share some of my favourite author blogs. I hope you like them too! The Blossom Twins www.theblossomtwins.com The Blossom Twins are my...

Book Review – Lucy Knott, How to Bake New Beginning

Three sisters. One trip to Italy. The chance to change their lives. Amanda has always taken the role of big sister seriously. She has her life in order; a fantastic job in a great restaurant, a wonderful house and a best friend who’s a Rockstar. But, Amanda’s beginning to realise that her life is missing one monumental piece… Sabrina is living the high life in LA. Her Instagram is full of lavish...

It’s publication day!

I’ve been looking forward to today for such a long time! It’s publication day for Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage! This is only my third publication day but every one is special because you never know if you’re going to get another one! This is also extra special because Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage is the book that got me my book deal. It was the one I originally submitted during the Twitter...

Author Interview – Elaine Roberts

Today I’m excited to welcome historical fiction and saga writer Elaine Roberts to the blog! Her new release Christmas at the Foyles Bookshop is published today! So many, many congratulations, Elaine! Thank you Katie for inviting me to be part of your author interview series, and for showing me compassion when my husband unexpectedly passed away. It’s lovely to be here chatting with you. Tell me a...

The Trouble with Book 5

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Sometimes it’s easy to read blogs and think that life’s all roses and good stuff. We don’t always see the troubles, the problems, and the stress behind the Insta worthy photos and Facebook updates. So today I thought I’d share with you all about troublesome book 5. Book 5 is the second book in a new series (more on that soon) but it was without doubt, the worst writing experience I think I’ve...

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...

Top 5 tips on…Social Media for Writers (part 1)

This month’s top five tips are for that dreaded thing social media. Love it or hate it, it’s a necessary part of a writer’s life these days. I’m not tech-savvy at all, but even I’ve noticed that when I tweet about certain things my sales go up, and when I post pictures to Instagram I get more followers – followers who might buy my books. Learning to use social...

Author Interview – Zoe May

Today I’m so excited to be welcoming the lovely Zoe May to the blog! I had the pleasure of meeting Zoe at the Harper Collins Summer Party this year and I thought she was just brilliant! We instantly connected over a shared love for Radiohead and Thom Yorke so I’m thrilled that she agreed to be interviewed (with my new set of interview questions!). Welcome Zoe! Tells us a bit about you...

Book Review – Rachel Dove, The Wedding Shop on Wexley Street

Maria is ready to say ‘Yes, to the dress’! As owner of Happy Ever After, Maria Mallory is Westfield’s resident wedding planner, spending her days making dreams come true for future brides. Maria even has her own perfect day planned out too, she just needs to find the right man. So when she falls in love with local celeb Darcy Burgess she can’t believe her luck – it was finally her...

My top autumn reads!

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Autumn is here and it’s time to start planning your reading for those nights when it’s cold outside and all you want to do is snuggle by the fire with a blanket and a cup of tea! So, here’s what’s on my to be read pile… TP Fielden – Died and Gone to the Devon (A Miss Dimont Mystery, Book 4) I love a cosy mystery in the autumn! For me, it’s the perfect...

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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