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

My Top 5 Tips for Writing a Good Synopsis

Two of the biggest compliments I’ve ever received are to do with my writing. The first came from a lovely rejection where the person said I was a natural storyteller (this email is now framed and on my wall with the relevant sentence highlighted!), and the second came from my editor when she said I write a good synopsis! As this was a conversation over the phone I’ve had to commit the...

Author Interview – Jessie Stevens

Today on the blog I’m really thrilled to welcome my first children’s author, Jessie Stevens! Hi Jessie, tell me a bit about you and your latest work. I’m a mother of three girls and an avid reader. My first book What If Butterflies Loved Snow? is a picture book with illustrations by Madhwai Kayara. Describe yourself in 3 words. Nocturnal, stubborn and volatile, I’m basically a Great...

Valentine’s Day for One!

Photo by Steve Halama on Unsplash

Whilst Valentine’s Day is traditionally a couple’s day, I’ve decided that after a rough January I’m going to have a Valentine’s Day for One. A day of self-care, recharging my batteries is just what I need! And as this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday, hubby will be at work anyway so I won’t be ignoring him! Plus it’s the last day of term...

Author Interview – Sheila Johnson

It’s author interview time! *Cue Jazz hands!* Today we’ve got author Sheila Johnson!   Sheila, tell me a bit about you and your latest work. I have a diploma in journalism and have written over six hundred articles. I have also published two books. I self-published ‘Alpha Male’ in 2016 and my latest book, ‘Waireka’ was published in June 2018. It is a historical romance set on a...

Author Interview – Christopher Byford

Working with HQDigital UK means I am lucky enough to have met a huge number of talented authors. And one of them is joining me today! The amazing Christopher Byford, author of the Den of Shadows series!   Hi Christopher, tell me a bit about you and your latest work. We’ve got the Den of Shadows Collection being released in December 2018. This is a collection of all three of the Amazon...

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...

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!