Katie Fforde





Katie Fforde

Author profile


born
in England, The United Kingdom
September 27, 1952

gender
female

website

twitter username

genre


About this author

Catherine Rose Gordon-Cumming was born 27 September 1952 in England, UK, the daughter of Shirley Barbara Laub and Michael Willoughby Gordon-Cumming. Her grandfather was Sir William Gordon-Cumming. Her sister is fellow writer Jane Gordon-Cumming. Katie married Desmond Fforde, cousin of the also writer Jasper Fforde. She has three children: Guy, Francis and Briony and didn't start writing until after the birth of her third child. She has previously worked both as a cleaning lady and in a health food cafe.

Published since 1995, her romance novels are set in modern-day England. She is the founder of the "Katie Fforde Bursary" for writers who have yet to secure a publishing contract. Katie was elected the twenty-fifteenth Chairman (2009-2011) of...more


Average rating: 3.70 · 40,397 ratings · 2,758 reviews · 41 distinct works · Similar authors
Wedding Season
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3,908 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Perfect Proposal
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 3,529 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Practically Perfect
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 3,234 ratings — published 2006 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Love Letters
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 2,946 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Second Thyme Around
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 2,714 ratings — published 1999 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stately Pursuits
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 2,248 ratings — published 1997 — 25 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Restoring Grace
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 2,158 ratings — published 2004 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Summer of Love
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 2,005 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Highland Fling
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 1,955 ratings — published 2002 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Wild Designs
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,722 ratings — published 1996 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Katie Fforde…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Laura read a lot. She lived alone in a tiny bedsit and her television was so small and snowy she didn"t watch it much. But she read all the time: at bedtime, while she ate, while she cooked, while she dressed and while she brushed her teeth. She would have read in the shower if she could have worked out a method that wouldn"t completely ruin the book. In the same way she could read anywhere, she could read anything, and if it was good, enjoy it.”
Katie Fforde, Love Letters

“She much preferred to be safely on the outside of life, watching, than deeply involved.”
Katie Fforde, Love Letters

“I created the Katie Fforde Bursary because I was a "nearly there" writer for a long time. I found it a bit of a struggle to pay my annual subscription to the Romantic Novelists' Association so when I finally became published, I wanted to give something back. That's the bursary, a year's subscription and a place at the conference. It does seem to give people a valuable boost to their confidence. People can find out more about the Romantic Novelists' Association at www.rna-uk.org
Katie Fforde

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Next Best Boo...: OFFICIAL SUMMER CHALLENGE 2009 6739 10562 Sep 01, 2009 02:23PM  
The Seasonal Read...: 5.7 (EYING THE YEAR OF THE TIGER) 51 237 Jan 29, 2010 10:32AM  
Chick Lit Book Club: June's Book Suggestions 22 138 May 13, 2010 09:24PM  
The Seasonal Read...: 25.10 - Belinda's Task - Let's Play The Name Game 51 169 Jun 01, 2010 02:18AM  
The Seasonal Read...: Spring Challenge 2010 Completed Tasks 2734 2307 Jun 01, 2010 01:00PM  
The Rory Gilmore ...: Good chick lit suggestions? 72 1219 Aug 11, 2010 09:24PM  
The Next Best Boo...: Who on here reads chick-lit? 20 144 Aug 17, 2010 05:15AM  
Everything Parano...: Book Title Hunt 183 194 Aug 20, 2010 03:48AM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Katie to Goodreads.