Jenny Colgan

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Jenny T. Colgan
Born (1972-09-14)14 September 1972
Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Pen name Jenny Colgan,
Jane Beaton,
J. T. Colgan,
Jenny T. Colgan
Language English
Nationality British
Period 2000-present
Genre Chick-lit
Notable awards RoNA Award
Spouse Andrew
Children 3

Jenny Colgan (born 14 September 1972 in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland) is a writer of romantic comedy fiction and science-fiction, and has written for the Doctor Who line of stories. She writes under her own name and using the pseudonyms Jane Beaton and J. T. Colgan.


Personal life[edit]

Jenny Colgan studied at Edinburgh University and worked for six years in the health service, moonlighting as a cartoonist and a stand-up comic.

She is married to Andrew, a marine engineer, and has three children, Wallace, Michael-Francis, and Delphie.[1] She splits her time between France and London.

In 2000, she published her first novel, the romantic comedy Amanda's Wedding. In 2013 her novel Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association.[2]

In July 2012 her Doctor Who tie-in novel Dark Horizons was published under the name J. T. Colgan.[3]


As Jenny Colgan[edit]

Single novels[edit]

  • Amanda's Wedding (2000)
  • Looking for Andrew McCarthy (2001)
  • Talking to Addison (2001)
  • Working Wonders (2003) aka Arthur Project
  • Do You Remember the First Time? (2004) aka The Boy I Loved Before
  • Sixteen Again (2004)
  • Where Have All the Boys Gone? (2005)
  • West End Girls (2006)
  • Operation Sunshine (2007)
  • Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend (2008)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Dumped (2010)
  • The Loveliest Chocolate Shop In Paris (2013)
  • The Bookshop on the Corner (2016) aka The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After [4]

Beach Street Bakery[edit]

  1. The Little Beach Street Bakery (2014)
  2. Summer at little Beach Street Bakery (2015)
  3. Christmas at the Beach Street Bakery" (2016)

Cupcake Café[edit]

  1. Meet me at the Cupcake Café (2011)
  2. Christmas at the Cupcake Café (2012)

Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop[edit]

  1. Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams (2012)
  2. Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweet Shop (2013)
  3. The Christmas Surprise (2014)

As Jane Beaton[edit]

Maggie, a Teacher In Turmoil[edit]

  1. Class (2008)
  2. Rules (2010)

J. T. Colgan / Jenny T. Colgan[edit]

  • Resistance is futile (2015)

Doctor Who[edit]


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