Born in Wimbledon on 27 September, 1952 Katie Fforde is an author of romantic fiction who has published book since 1995. She is married to Desmond Fforde and her cousin is author Jasper Fforde.
She now lives in Gloucestershire and enjoys singing, shopping, watching television, husky racing and flamenco dancing.
With the bookshop she works in set to close, hopeless romantic Laura Horsley uncharacteristically agrees to help organise a literary festival the heart of the English countryside. But her initial excitement is followed by a mounting sense of panic when she realises just how much work will be involved, especially when an innocent mistake leads to the festival committee believing Laura is a personal friend of Dermot Flynn, the author at the top of their wish list. Having been infatuated with him since studying at uni, Laura travels to Ireland to persuade the notorious recluse to make an appearance. She is confronted with more than she bargained for - he is infuriating, temperatmental and suffering writer's block. Although he is also unbelievably attractive, and determined to add Laura to his list of conquests. Written by acclaimed romantic fiction author Katie Fforde, Love Letters is a heartening and warming read full of humour.