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 Giving Good Critiques

One of the best ways of learning as a writer is, of course, actually writing, but also having your work critiqued. It can be a hard blow sometimes but it is a great way to learn, and learn fast. When you get critiques, whether through a writing group, or through something more informal, it’s normally good manners to return the favour. But critiquing someone else’s work can be daunting...

Author Interview – Jennifer Bohnet

I’ve got another author interview on the blog today (I know, I’m spoiling you all at the moment!). This week it’s fellow HQ DigitalUK author, Jennifer Bohnet and as an extra bonus, her ebook is down to 99p so you’d better get to your copy quick!   Hi Jennifer, welcome to the blog, tell me a bit about you and your latest work. A Year of Taking Chances is about what...

Author Interview – Sandy Barker

It’s time for another author interview! I know, how exciting! Today it’s Sandy Barker.   Tell me a bit about you and your latest work. I’m an author and traveller who is based in Australia and this year, my partner and I are on a year’s sabbatical living and working around the world. We’re both working as consultants, but I’ve also donned another hat this year as an author. My...

Hey, 2019! Reflections on the Past Year

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I know the New Year is generally about looking forward, getting excited about the year ahead, and making resolutions that most of us won’t stick too, but I really wanted to take a moment to look back on the year that has just past. For me, it’s been a life changing year. I got my first ever book deal for two novels with Harper Collins, HQ DigitalUK and then got a second one with them...

Author Interview – Paula Williams

Today on the blog I’m welcoming the amazing crime writer, Paula Williams who writes one one of my favourite genres – cosy crime! Hi Paula, can you tell me a bit about you and your latest work? I have just finished the second in my Much Winchmoor series of crime novels, set in a small Somerset (UK) village not unlike the one I live in. I also write a monthly column called Ideas Store...

Author Interview – Heidi Swain

Today, I’m beyond thrilled to be welcoming Sunday Times Best Seller, Heidi Swain to the blog! Not only is Heidi an inspiration of mine, she’s also a lovely person! I hope you’re all as excited as me to read her answers!   Tell me a bit about you and your latest work. My name is Heidi Swain and I write commercial fiction for Simon and Schuster. I have written 8 books in the...

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!