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

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

Welcome to Swallowtail Bay! Today is ebook publication day for Spring Tides at Swallowtail Bay, the first in my new series with HQ Digital. I know the world has gone crazy at the moment and it’s so hard to feel or do anything normal, but I’m trying my best to carry on as normally as possible. So, with that in mind, I’ve cracked open the bubbly and I’m still celebrating...

One Minute Wonder!

One writerly question, one answer, one minute to read! Here we go…Name some good writing books! I love me a book on the craft of writing. I seriously can’t get enough because there’s always something to learn, a new way of doing things, or a take on things you never thought of before. So here are three of my faves: Self Editing for Fiction Writers, Renni Browne & Dave King This is one...

Ask the Editor

It’s time to 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 more about work, and some tops tips, from one of the best editors in the business! Q. What’s your approach with a new book? I always read through from start to finish away from my desk. I make...

My Spring Wish List!

I’m very excited about all the books coming out over the next few months. In fact, when I was compiling this list, it took me ages to choose the five I wanted to feature because there are just so many good books coming out. I’d love to know your recommendations in the comments below, but here are mine to see you through spring! Aria’s Travelling Book Shop Aria’s Travelling Book Shop Rebecca...

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...

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!