Katie Fforde has lived in Stroud for more than twenty years.
She didn't start writing until she had moved there and had
the third of her three children.
Her early married life was spent on the water, either at sea
with her husband, or with him running a narrow-boat hotel.
From there they moved to Wales, where they had two children,
an Irish Wolfhound, two cats and five hens and narrowly
avoided keeping goats. Leaving behind the hens, they moved
to Stroud where they had another baby, and have lived ever
Most of her experiences -- however minor -- tend to end up in
her books, as she hates wasting anything. Nowadays, however,
she has to turn to research more and more as she's running
out of things in her own life to write about.
While her hobbies include housework and ironing, she has
little time for them, as she is too busy with the important
things in life like gardening, shopping and watching television.
Books:A Perfect Proposal, April 2013
Love Letters, January 2011
Practically Perfect, April 2008
Second Thyme Around, July 2002