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

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...

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!