Jenny Colgan

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Jenny T. Colgan
Born (1972-09-14) 14 September 1972 (age 46)
Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland
Pen nameJenny Colgan,
Jane Beaton,
J. T. Colgan,
Jenny T. Colgan
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh
Notable awardsRoNA Award

Jenny Colgan (born 14 September 1972 in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland) is a writer of romantic comedy fiction and science-fiction. She 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.

She won the Romantic Novel of the Year award in 2013 for Welcome to Rosie Hopkin's Sweetshop of Dreams and the Romantic Novelists' Association award for Comedy Novel of the Year in 2018 for The Summer Seaside Kitchen.[1]


Personal life[edit]

Jenny Colgan studied at the University of Edinburgh 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.[2] 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.[3]

In July 2012, her Doctor Who tie-in novel Dark Horizons was published under the name J. T. Colgan.[4]


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
  • The Summer Seaside Kitchen (2017)
  • The Endless Beach (2018)[5]

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)
  • Spandex and the City (2017)

Doctor Who[edit]


  1. ^ "Atkins wins Romantic Novel of the Year accolade | The Bookseller". Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ Jenny Colgan's Biography
  3. ^ Awards by the Romantic Novelists' Association
  4. ^ News, Doctor Who. "BBC Books: Dark Horizons".
  5. ^ "Women's fiction - Jenny Colgan- Books - Chicklit".

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