Hello and welcome everyone!

I’m Katie, a writer of funny contemporary romances, published by HarperCollins/ HQ Digital. The first book in my new series, Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay, is published in March with two more books to follow this year.

If you don’t want to wait for those, there’s also my lovely Seafront Series (The Little Theatre on the Seafront (shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel of the Year 2019) and Summer Season on the Seafront. And if you love a Christmas novel, there’s my stand-alone book Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage.

There’s a couple of links above, but if you’re not in the UK, all the links are on the Publications page so please hop on over and grab a copy! I promise you’ll love it!

If you love funny, warm chick-lit then stick around! We’ll have lots to discuss. But I also like blogging about other random things like writing tips, gin, life and … more gin! I hope you’ll join me!

Latest stories

A few things I’ve learned about public speaking (so far!)

So, I’ve agreed to do my first author talk next month and pretty much from the moment I agreed the fear started! I think I’m currently in a state of denial but I have been beginning some research into how I can manage it without turning into a gibbering idiot! I’m probably about as far from an expert on this topic it’s possible to get, but I wanted to share my journey with...

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...

My AMAZING night at the RNA Awards!

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the Romantic Novelists Association Awards where I was shortlisted for the Katie Fforde Debut Novel of the Year! I didn’t win, but an amazing novel by Joe Heap, The Rules of Seeing did. I’ve never been to an awards thing before and it was awesome! I felt totally snazzy in my gorgeous shoes, and we even stayed overnight. After the awards I ordered...

My Favourite Book Bloggers to Follow (Part 2)

Check out this post for another list of must-follow book bloggers!   @BookishChat bookishchat.wordpress.com Great reviews and a must-follow Twitter feed! What more can you want?   @ShortBookandScribes shortbookandscribes.uk Brilliant concise reviews. I’m a little ashamed I’ve only just discovered this book blog!   @sarahhardy681 bytheletterbookreviews.wordpress.com...

Author Interview – Claire Taylor

Hi everyone, author interview time again and today I am thrilled to welcome Claire Taylor to the blog! Tell me a bit about you and your latest work, Claire. My name is Claire Taylor, I am an author alongside being a care worker and mum to two young boys! I have just completed book 4, which is currently with a publisher being judged (fingers crossed!). I have now gone back to a book that I started...

Author Interview – Anne Coates

Today I’m thrilled to welcome crime author, Anne Coates to the blog to chat about her Hannah Weybridge novels. If you haven’t read them, you should!   Hi Anna, tell me a bit about you and your latest work. Songs of Innocence is set in the area of South London where I live with my three lazy cats who think nothing of interrupting my writing by sitting on my lapand demanding...

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!