Hello and welcome everyone!

I’m Katie, a writer of contemporary romance, published by HarperCollins/ HQ Digital. My lovely Seafront Series (The Little Theatre on the Seafront and Summer Season on the Seafront) and my stand-alone Christmas novel Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage is available now! There’s also my new series set in gorgeous Swallowtail Bay coming in 2020!

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 chicklit then stick around! We’ll have lots to discuss. But I also like blogging about other random things like writing, gin, life … more gin! I hope you’ll join me!

Latest stories

My top 5 favourite ways to dress up your gin and tonic

If you didn’t know already, I love gin! And in this post we’re talking about a plain gin and tonic here. No fancy tonics or flavoured gins, I’ll talk about those in another post later. For now, I wanted to share my top 10 ways for dressing up your normal gin and tonic because sometimes that’s all you’ve got in the house! Ice and a slice (and maybe a dash of...

Surviving working from home in the holidays when you think you’re going crazy!

We’re now about halfway through the big school summer holidays in the UK and if you’re anything like me, that means you’re pulling your hair out trying to keep the kids occupied. If you also have to work from home, life gets even more complicated. That’s why I’ve compiled my top survival tips below to help you make the most of the time you’ve got and enjoy...

My Top 5 Tips for Self-Editing

I’ve been writing for a while now and that means a lot of editing, and I mean A. LOT! It’s important to edit, edit, edit before you even think about submitting to a publisher and even if your book is accepted, it’s likely you’ll face even more edits, this time with the guidance of your agent or editor. I think learning to self-edit is one of the hardest skills to acquire...

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...

Four Week Summer Gin Recipe

If any of you guys are based in the UK and have kids you’ll be facing the prospect of the big six week summer holiday and that requires one thing – Gin!   I’m an absolute gin lover. I’m completely nuts about all the different types of gin you can get and all the different ways you can drink it. I particularly enjoy a gin cocktail (does anybody not?). And with the...

Cover Reveal!!

I can honestly say this is one of the most exciting days of my life – my first ever cover reveal! Today I can finally show you all the cover of my first book, The Little Theatre on the Seafront.   When Lottie’s Gran dies she leaves one last request; save Greenley Theatre. Faced with a decaying building, a mayor who most definitely isn’t on board with the project and a group of actors who...

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!