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

Author Interview – Val Collins

It’s author interview time! I’m joined by Indie author, Val Collins, writer of psychological thrillers. Hi Val, tell me a bit about you and your latest work. I’m Val. I’m the author of ‘Girl Targeted’, a psychological thriller set in Ireland. I plan to publish my second thriller in February. I was born in Ireland and have lived here all my life. Both my books are set here. I started my working...

My top festive reads!

If you hadn’t already guessed, I absolutely love Christmas, so I start my Christmas reading pretty early. Given that there are so many fabulous festive books out this year, I thought I’d give a shout out to some of the ones I’m looking forward to reading most. Heidi Swain – The Christmas Wish List After being let go from her job in a swanky hotel just weeks before Christmas, Hattie is feeling...

It’s paperback publication day for Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage!

I’m so excited that it’s paperback publication day for Snowflakes at Mistletoe Cottage! I don’t know about you, but there is something about a festive read that makes me want to have a paperback copy, rather than read it on a Kindle (though if you’re in the US it is only 99c for the ebook at the time of writing.this!) I’m celebrating with a glass of prosecco and a little cake and I can’t wait to...

Top 5 tips on…tackling manuscript revisions

Whether the revisions you’re faced with are enormous and terrifying, or small and terrifying, the fact is as soon as you get the email you’re still terrified! Self-doubt comes flooding back and you feel like you can’t do anything, and there’s always a moment of “D’uh! Why didn’t I do that to start with!” As I’ve just finished the first round of edits for book 4, I thought I’d share some hints and...

Book Review – Agatha Frost, Pancakes and Corpses

Soon to be divorced Julia South never expected to be caught up in solving a murder, until she discovered the body of her cafe’s most awkward customer. With a new smug Detective Inspector in town who underestimates her every move, Julia makes it her mission to discover the real murderer, before her village friends are dragged into the frame, and more bodies are discovered. I love a cosy...

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...

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!