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

One Minute Wonder!

Welcome to one of my new features for 2020…One Minute Wonder! One writerly question, one answer, one minute to read! This month’s question is…should you try creative writing in 2020? If your answer to this is, ‘I’d love to but I’m just no good,’ then you should definitely try creative writing! And if you ever imagine yourself writing then it’s time you gave it a go. But how? There are...

2020 New Year Goals!

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There’s always something special about the end of the year and the promise of the one to come, but this year it feels particularly important and even a bit strange as it’s the end of a decade. I don’t know why but I feel like there’s an unnamed pressure to make bigger and better promises, to achieve more over the next twelve months, and to break all those bad habits I’ve resolved but failed to...

Last minute Christmas gift ideas

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed writing this blog post! Christmas shopping is just the best and I absolutely love it! So when I had the idea to include a list of last minute gift ideas, sitting on the sofa with my laptop open, watching Christmas movies and thinking of last minute presents wasn’t exactly a hardship! Take a look through and hopefully there’ll be something for the that one...

My most favourite Christmas gin recipe!

You guys know by now how much I love gin and how much I love Christmas, so of course, I need a Christmas gin recipe! This one is one of my favourites because you can use vodka if you prefer, and you can use pretty much any fruit. I really like using pears because I think they give a fab base sweetness, but you could use apples or nothing at all. Here’s my recipe, but please do play around! You’ll...

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...

Author Interview – Claire Whitmore

Today I’m excited to welcome the charming Claire Whitmore to the blog talking about her debut novel. Hi Claire, tell me a bit about you and your journey to publication. My journey to publication has been a long one, not in the sense that I have been at it for years and years in a public way, but more like writing has always been the one true constant in my life since as early as I can...

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!