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 – Helena Dixon, Murder at the Dolphin Hotel (A Miss Underhay Mystery)

A room with a view… to murder. June 1933. Kitty Underhay is a modern, independent woman from the top of her shingle bob to the tip of her t-strap heels. She prides herself on the reputation of her family’s ancient hotel on the blustery English coast. But then a body is found, rooms are ransacked and rumours begin to circulate that someone is on the hunt for a valuable stolen ruby – a ruby that...

Announcement Time!

I don’t know if you’ve seen the announcement on Twitter and Facebook, but I’m really excited to say that as well as writing romance, I’m branching out into cozy mysteries! Don’t worry, it won’t get confusing because I’ll be writing under the pen name K E Coburn. You see, I’ve always loved cozy crime and I’m a bit mad for the 1950s, so I thought I’d combine my two loves and start a historical cozy...

It’s paperback publication day for Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay!

I love a paperback publication day! There’s nothing better than actually holding a copy of a book in your hands, especially your own. Though today is a bit of weird one with all the Coronavirus stuff going on. It feels somewhat sad too but I think it’s important at the moment to celebrate the things you can. So, I’m celebrating today with some bubbles and a little cake! Thank you to...

One Minute Wonder!

One writerly question, one answer, one minute to read! Here we go… Do I need a social media platform? My personal opinion is a big fat ‘Yes!’ but maybe not for the reason’s you might think. We often read that agents and publishers want you active on social media, but that isn’t always true. If you hate it, are you going to give it the time and energy it needs? Because, trust me, it can take...

Ask the Editor!

It’s time to ask the editor! I’ve compiled a list of questions and the lovely Abigail Fenton, Editorial Director at HarperCollins, HQ Digital, has answered them. Read on to find out more about the work of, and some top tips, from one of the best editors in the business! What can/should authors expect from their editors? Honest, constructive feedback – any suggestion an editor makes is because...

5 Awesome Lines From…M C Beaton

I was so sad at the very end of last year when I learned of the death of one of my favourite writers of all time, MC Beaton. I absolutely loved all her novels from the Regency romances to her cosy mystery series featuring Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin. One of my favourite things about her (apart from her amazing plots, superb use of the English language, wry humour, and fantastic dialogue) was...

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!