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Jenny Colgan is a Scottish author that writes romance and children’s fiction. Born in 1972, the author is a native of Prestwick, Ayrshire. Though, she has lived in various places, including France, the Netherlands, and the US.

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Order of Cupcake Café Series

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1 Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe 2011 Description / Buy
2 Christmas at the Cupcake Café 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Christmas Bookshop Series

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1 The Christmas Bookshop 2021 Description / Buy
2 Midnight at the Christmas Bookshop 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Little Beach Street Bakery Series

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1 Little Beach Street Bakery 2014 Description / Buy
2 Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery 2015 Description / Buy
3 Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery 2016 Description / Buy
4 Sunrise by the Sea 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Maggie Adair Series

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1 Class / Welcome to the School by the Sea 2008 Description / Buy
2 Rules at the School by the Sea 2022 Description / Buy
3 Lessons at the School by the Sea 2023 Description / Buy
4 Studies at the School by the Sea 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Mure Series

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1 The Cafe by the Sea / The Summer Seaside Kitchen 2017 Description / Buy
2 A Very Distant Shore 2017 Description / Buy
3 The Endless Beach 2018 Description / Buy
4 Christmas on the Island 2018 Description / Buy
5 Christmas at the Island Hotel 2020 Description / Buy
6 An Island Wedding 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Muir Island Series

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1 Lessons: Part 1 2018 Description / Buy
2 Lessons: Part 2 2018 Description / Buy
3 Lessons: Part 3 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Polly and the Puffin Series

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1 Polly and the Puffin 2015 Description / Buy
2 The Happy Christmas (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
3 New Friend (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop Series

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1 Sweetshop of Dreams 2012 Description / Buy
2 Christmas at Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop 2013 Description / Buy
3 The Christmas Surprise 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Scottish Bookshop Series

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1 The Bookshop on the Corner 2016 Description / Buy
2 The Bookshop on the Shore 2019 Description / Buy
3 Five Hundred Miles From You 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Jenny Colgan Standalone Novels

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1 Amanda's Wedding 1999 Description / Buy
2 Looking for Andrew McCarthy 2001 Description / Buy
3 Talking to Addison 2001 Description / Buy
4 My Very '90s Romance 2001 Description / Buy
5 Working Wonders 2003 Description / Buy
6 The Boy I Loved Before 2004 Description / Buy
7 Where Have All the Boys Gone? 2005 Description / Buy
8 West End Girls 2006 Description / Buy
9 Operation Sunshine 2007 Description / Buy
10 Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend 2009 Description / Buy
11 The Good, The Bad And The Dumped 2010 Description / Buy
12 The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris 2013 Description / Buy
13 Resistance is Futile 2015 Description / Buy
14 The Cafe by the Sea 2016 Description / Buy
15 The Little Shop of Happy Ever After 2016 Description / Buy
16 Spandex and the City 2017 Description / Buy
17 500 Miles from You 2020 Description / Buy
18 The Summer Skies 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Doctor Who: Tenth Doctor Adventures Series

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1 The Stone Rose ( By: Jacqueline Rayner) 2006 Description / Buy
2 The Feast of the Drowned ( By: Stephen Cole) 2006 Description / Buy
3 I Am a Dalek (Short Story) ( By: Gareth Roberts) 2006 Description / Buy
4 The Resurrection Casket ( By: Justin Richards) 2006 Description / Buy
5 The Nightmare of Black Island ( By: Mike Tucker) 2006 Description / Buy
6 The Art of Destruction ( By: Stephen Cole) 2006 Description / Buy
7 The Price of Paradise ( By: Colin Brake) 2006 Description / Buy
8 The Pirate Loop ( By: Simon Guerrier) 2007 Description / Buy
9 Sting of the Zygons ( By: Stephen Cole) 2007 Description / Buy
10 The Last Dodo ( By: Jacqueline Rayner) 2007 Description / Buy
11 Wooden Heart ( By: Martin Day) 2007 Description / Buy
12 Sick Building ( By: Paul Magrs) 2007 Description / Buy
13 Forever Autumn ( By: Mark Morris) 2007 Description / Buy
14 Wetworld ( By: Mark Michalowski) 2007 Description / Buy
15 Wishing Well ( By: Trevor Baxendale) 2007 Description / Buy
16 The Pirate Loop ( By: Simon Guerrier) 2007 Description / Buy
17 Peacemaker ( By: James Swallow) 2007 Description / Buy
18 The Many Hands ( By: Dale Smith) 2008 Description / Buy
19 Martha in the Mirror ( By: Justin Richards) 2008 Description / Buy
20 Snowglobe 7 ( By: Mike Tucker) 2008 Description / Buy
21 The Many Hands ( By: Dale Smith) 2008 Description / Buy
22 Ghosts of India ( By: Mark Morris) 2008 Description / Buy
23 The Doctor Trap ( By: Simon Messingham) 2008 Description / Buy
24 Shining Darkness ( By: Mark Michalowski) 2008 Description / Buy
25 The Story of Martha ( By: Dan Abnett) 2008 Description / Buy
26 The Eyeless ( By: Lance Parkin) 2008 Description / Buy
27 Prisoner of the Daleks ( By: Trevor Baxendale) 2009 Description / Buy
28 Judgement of the Judoon ( By: Colin Brake) 2009 Description / Buy
29 The Slitheen Excursion ( By: Simon Guerrier) 2009 Description / Buy
30 The Taking of Chelsea 426 ( By: David Llewellyn) 2009 Description / Buy
31 Autonomy ( By: Daniel Blythe) 2009 Description / Buy
32 The Krillitane Storm ( By: Christopher Cooper) 2009 Description / Buy
33 The Ultimate Monster Guide ( By: Justin Richards) 2009 Description / Buy
34 Through Time and Space ( By: Gary Russell, Tony Lee, Leah Moore, John Reppion, John Ostrander) 2009 Description / Buy
35 Code of the Krillitanes (Short Story) ( By: Justin Richards) 2010 Description / Buy
36 The Dalek Project (Short Story) ( By: Justin Richards, Mike Collins) 2012 Description / Buy
37 In the Blood ( With: Justin Richards) 2016 Description / Buy
38 The Christmas Invasion 2018 Description / Buy
39 Legends of Camelot ( By: Jacqueline Rayner) 2021 Description / Buy
40 The Waters of Mars ( By: Phil Ford) 2023 Description / Buy
41 Ten Days of Christmas ( By: Steve Cole) 2023 Description / Buy

Order of Doctor Who: Target Collection Series

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1 Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker (Short Story) ( By: Gerry Davis) 2016 Description / Buy
2 Doctor Who and The Pirate Planet ( By: Douglas Adams, James Goss) 2017 Description / Buy
3 The Christmas Invasion 2018 Description / Buy
4 The Day of the Doctor ( By: Steven Moffat) 2018 Description / Buy
5 Rose ( By: Russell T. Davies) 2018 Description / Buy
6 Resurrection of the Daleks ( By: Eric Saward) 2019 Description / Buy
7 Revelation of the Daleks ( By: Eric Saward) 2019 Description / Buy
8 The Crimson Horror ( By: Mark Gatiss) 2020 Description / Buy
9 Dalek ( By: Robert Shearman) 2021 Description / Buy
10 The Witchfinders ( By: Joy Wilkinson) 2021 Description / Buy
11 Warriors’ Gate and Beyond ( By: Stephen Gallagher) 2023 Description / Buy
12 The Giggle ( By: James Goss) 2023 Description / Buy
13 Wild Blue Yonder ( By: Mark Morris) 2024 Description / Buy

Order of Doctor Who: Time Trips Series

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1 The Death Pit (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
2 Into the Nowhere (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
3 Keeping Up with the Joneses (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
4 Salt of the Earth (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
5 A Handful of Stardust (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
6 The Bog Warrior (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
7 The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time Traveller (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
8 The Anti-Hero (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Doctor Who: Legends Series

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1 Full Circle (Short Story) ( By: Andrew Smith) 1982 Description / Buy
2 The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who ( With: Justin Richards, Andrew Cartmel, Mark Morris, James Goss, Jonathan Morris, George Mann, David Llewellyn, Una McCormack, Marc Platt, James Swallow, Simon Guerrier, L.M. Myles, Andrew Smith, Marek Kukula, Mark Wright) 2015 Description / Buy
3 Time Lord Fairy Tales ( By: Justin Richards) 2015 Description / Buy
4 The Legends of Ashildr ( By: Justin Richards) 2015 Description / Buy
5 The Legends of River Song ( With: Jacqueline Rayner, Guy Adams, Steve Lyons, Andrew Lane) 2016 Description / Buy
6 The Twelve Doctors of Christmas ( By: Gary Russell, Jacqueline Rayner, Colin Brake, Mike Tucker, Nick Harris, Rob Biddulph, Scott Handcock, Richard Dungworth, Staffan Gnosspelius, Stewart Easton, Jennifer Skemp, Rohan Eason, Captain Kris, Ashling Lindsay, Tom Duxbury, Melissa Castrillón, Sara Gianassi, Charlie Sutcliffe) 2016 Description / Buy
7 Tales of Terror ( By: Jacqueline Rayner, Mike Tucker, Paul Magrs, Scott Handcock, Richard Dungworth, Craig Donaghy) 2017 Description / Buy
8 The Missy Chronicles ( By: James Goss, Stephen Cole, Jacqueline Rayner, Peter Anghelides, Cavan Scott, Paul Magrs, Richard Dinnick) 2018 Description / Buy
9 The Day She Saved the Doctor ( With: Jacqueline Rayner, Dorothy Koomson, Susan Calman) 2018 Description / Buy
10 Twelve Angels Weeping ( By: Dave Rudden) 2018 Description / Buy
11 The Wintertime Paradox ( By: Dave Rudden) 2020 Description / Buy
12 I Am the Master ( By: Matthew Sweet, Mike Tucker, Peter Anghelides, Mark Wright, Beverly Sanford) 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Torchwood One Series

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1 Before The Fall ( With: Joseph Lidster, Matt Fitton) 2017 Description / Buy
2 Machines ( By: Gareth David-Lloyd, Matt Fitton, Tim Foley) 2018 Description / Buy
3 Latter Days ( By: Gareth David-Lloyd, Matt Fitton, Tim Foley) 2019 Description / Buy
4 Nightmares ( By: James Goss, Tim Foley, Rochana Patel) 2022 Description / Buy

Order of The Diary of River Song Series

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1 The Diary of River Song: Someone I Once Knew ( By: John Dorney) 2015 Description / Buy
2 The Diary of River Song: Whodunnit? ( By: Matt Fitton) 2015 Description / Buy
3 The Diary of River Song: An Unearthly Woman ( By: Matt Fitton) 2015 Description / Buy
4 The Diary of River Song: Time in a Bottle ( By: Matt Fitton) 2015 Description / Buy
5 The Diary of River Song: The Web of Time ( By: John Dorney) 2015 Description / Buy
6 The Diary of River Song, Series 1 ( With: Justin Richards, James Goss, Matt Fitton) 2015 Description / Buy
7 The Diary of River Song: The Rulers of the Universe ( By: Matt Fitton) 2015 Description / Buy
8 The Diary of River Song: Series 2 ( By: James Goss, Guy Adams, John Dorney, Matt Fitton, Ken Bentley) 2016 Description / Buy
9 The Diary of River Song: Five Twenty-Nine ( By: John Dorney) 2016 Description / Buy
10 The Diary of River Song: The Eye of the Storm ( By: Matt Fitton) 2016 Description / Buy
11 The Diary of River Song, Series 3 ( By: Jacqueline Rayner) 2018 Description / Buy
12 The Diary of River Song: My Dinner With Andrew ( By: John Dorney) 2018 Description / Buy
13 The Diary of River Song: The Furies ( By: Matt Fitton) 2018 Description / Buy
14 The Diary of River Song, Series 4 ( By: John Dorney, Matt Fitton, Emma Reeves, Donald McLeary) 2018 Description / Buy
15 The Diary of River Song: Series 5 ( By: Jonathan Morris, Eddie Robson, Scott Handcock, Roy Gill) 2019 Description / Buy
16 The Diary of River Song: Series 6 ( By: Guy Adams, John Dorney, Matt Fitton, Paul Morris) 2019 Description / Buy
17 The Diary of River Song, Series 7 ( By: James Goss, Roy Gill, James Kettle, Lizbeth Myles) 2020 Description / Buy
18 The Diary of River Song, Series 8 ( By: James Goss, Jonathan Morris, Alfie Shaw, Tracy Ann Baines) 2021 Description / Buy
19 Queen of the Mechonoids ( By: Jonathan Morris) 2021 Description / Buy
20 The Diary of River Song, Series 9 ( By: Helen Goldwyn, Lisa McMullin, James Kettle, Lizbeth Myles) 2021 Description / Buy
21 The Diary of River Song, Series 10 ( By: Tim Foley, Lizzie Hopley, Barnaby Kay, Stewart Pringle, Lauren Mooney) 2022 Description / Buy

Order of The Tenth Doctor Adventures Series

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1 Doctor Who - The 10th Doctor Adventures, Volume 1 ( With: James Goss, Matt Fitton) 2016 Description / Buy
2 Technophobia ( By: Matt Fitton) 2016 Description / Buy
3 Time Reaver 2016 Description / Buy
4 Death and the Queen ( By: James Goss) 2016 Description / Buy
5 Infamy of the Zaross ( By: John Dorney) 2017 Description / Buy
6 The Sword of the Chevalier ( By: Guy Adams) 2017 Description / Buy
7 Cold Vengeance ( By: Matt Fitton) 2017 Description / Buy
8 No Place ( By: James Goss) 2019 Description / Buy
9 One Mile Down 2019 Description / Buy
10 The Creeping Death ( By: Roy Gill) 2019 Description / Buy
11 Out of Time ( By: Matt Fitton) 2020 Description / Buy
12 The Tenth Doctor and River Song ( By: James Goss) 2020 Description / Buy
13 Ghosts ( By: Jonathan Morris) 2020 Description / Buy
14 Dalek Universe 1 ( By: John Dorney, Andrew Smith) 2021 Description / Buy
15 Out of Time 2 - The Gates of Hell ( By: David Llewellyn) 2021 Description / Buy
16 Dalek Universe 2 ( By: John Dorney, Roy Gill, Robert Valentine) 2021 Description / Buy
17 Dalek Universe 3 ( By: Matt Fitton, Lizzie Hopley) 2021 Description / Buy
18 Wink ( By: Lisa McMullin) 2022 Description / Buy
19 Tenth Doctor - Classic Companions ( By: John Dorney, Roy Gill, Lizzie Hopley) 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor Adventures Series

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1 Nuclear Time ( By: Oli Smith) 2010 Description / Buy
2 The Runaway Train ( By: Oli Smith) 2010 Description / Buy
3 Apollo 23 ( By: Justin Richards) 2010 Description / Buy
4 Night of the Humans ( By: David Llewellyn) 2010 Description / Buy
5 Night of the Monsters ( By: David Llewellyn) 2010 Description / Buy
6 The Forgotten Army ( By: Brian Minchin) 2010 Description / Buy
7 The Glamour Chase ( By: Gary Russell) 2010 Description / Buy
8 The King's Dragon ( By: Una McCormack) 2010 Description / Buy
9 Nuclear Time ( By: Oli Smith) 2010 Description / Buy
10 Coming of the Terraphiles ( By: Michael Moorcock) 2010 Description / Buy
11 Death Riders ( By: Justin Richards) 2011 Description / Buy
12 Blackout ( By: Oli Smith) 2011 Description / Buy
13 Hunter's Moon ( By: Paul Finch) 2011 Description / Buy
14 Dead of Winter ( By: James Goss) 2011 Description / Buy
15 Heart of Stone ( By: Trevor Baxendale) 2011 Description / Buy
16 The Way Through the Woods ( By: Una McCormack) 2011 Description / Buy
17 The Good, the Bad and the Alien ( By: Colin Brake) 2011 Description / Buy
18 Touched by An Angel ( By: Jonathan Morris) 2011 Description / Buy
19 Paradox Lost ( By: George Mann) 2011 Description / Buy
20 Borrowed Time ( By: Naomi Alderman) 2011 Description / Buy
21 Rain of Terror (Short Story) ( By: Mike Tucker) 2011 Description / Buy
22 The Silent Stars Go By ( By: Dan Abnett) 2011 Description / Buy
23 Horror of the Space Snakes ( By: Gary Russell) 2012 Description / Buy
24 Dark Horizons 2012 Description / Buy
25 The Silurian Gift (Short Story) ( By: Mike Tucker) 2013 Description / Buy
26 The Dalek Generation ( By: Nicholas Briggs) 2013 Description / Buy
27 Shroud of Sorrow ( By: Tommy Donbavand) 2013 Description / Buy
28 Plague of the Cybermen ( By: Justin Richards) 2013 Description / Buy
29 The Doctor: His Lives and Times ( By: James Goss, Steve Tribe) 2013 Description / Buy
30 Tales of Trenzalore ( By: Justin Richards) 2014 Description / Buy
31 Engines of War ( By: George Mann) 2014 Description / Buy
32 System Wipe ( By: Oli Smith) 2015 Description / Buy
33 Extra Time ( By: Richard Dungworth) 2016 Description / Buy
34 The Water Thief ( By: Jacqueline Rayner) 2016 Description / Buy
35 Terrible Lizards (Short Story) ( By: Jonathan Green) 2016 Description / Buy
36 Terminal of Despair ( By: Steve Lyons) 2016 Description / Buy
37 Rebellion on Treasure Island ( By: Bali Rai) 2022 Description / Buy

Jenny Colgan Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 Scottish Girls About Town 2003 Description / Buy
2 The Weekenders: Adventures in Calcutta 2004 Description / Buy
3 The Atheist's Guide to Christmas 2009 Description / Buy
4 Doctor Who: Time Trips 2014 Description / Buy
5 The Anniversary 2016 Description / Buy
6 The Target Storybook 2019 Description / Buy
7 Doctor Who: Star Tales 2019 Description / Buy
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She attended the University of Edinburgh. Then she spent half a decade in the health service before turning her attention to publishing. She tried to make it as a cartoonist.

But things did not work out. She also tried her hand at stand-up comedy. Colgan and Catherine Tate started doing stand-up comedy at roughly the same time. However, while Tate was great, Colgan’s skills were lacking.

She has used her experiences with standup comedy to inspire aspiring writers. She knows that a lot of them struggle to find the energy to sit down and write, and she has gone so far as to encourage them to abandon their publishing dreams if the thought of writing makes them miserable.

Colgan did not stumble into standup comedy by accident. She was certain that she wanted to work as a comedian. However, every second she spent on stage telling jokes was a nightmare for the author. She hated it. It did not take her long to realize that she did not want to pursue stand-up comedy as a career.

She has applied the same rationale to writing. As far as she’s concerned, if an aspiring writer is truly determined to make it in publishing, they will find a way to write. And if writing is a struggle, they will set a word count as a goal and they will make every possible effort to meet that word count every single day.

Eventually, weeks later, they will look back on their journey and they will realize that they have come quite far despite the difficulty. And if writing is still a miserable experience, they should leave and do something else. Colgan understands the hardships that surround the writing activity. But she also enjoys it.

She started writing because she loved reading. And after reading, writing was the next best thing. Colgan wanted to produce the kinds of novels she enjoyed reading. Her parents helped the author on her journey by getting her a typewriter when she was nine.

They also got her a typing course. She couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas gift. The typewriter did not help the author’s handwriting. Even after taking a calligraphy course, she still describes her handwriting as terrible.

But Colgan has also become a fast typist. She prefers to pen her stories on a computer rather than using pen and paper. She has cited Judy Blume as her biggest inspiration. Even though she loved reading when she was young. Colgan had no idea that people could write stories for a living.

All that changed when she saw Judy Blume at a local library and the woman showed her that people could pursue writing as a career. Her life was never the same. Even though she did not succeed in her endeavors as a cartoonist, she never stopped drawing. Sometimes, Colgan will draw her characters before she writes about them. This allows her to get a better understanding of their appearance.

Jenny Colgan Awards

Colgan’s accolades include the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award (2013) and the Melissa Nathan Award (2012).

Best Jenny Colgan Books

Some of Colgan’s novels were published using different pen names (J. T. Colgan, Jane Beaton). Many people know her primarily for the ‘Doctor Who’ stories she has written. Colgan’s best books include:

The Bookshop on the Corner: Nina Redmond’s life changed when her job disappeared. She loved the work she did as a librarian. But it was gone. The notion of starting over in a sleepy village was frightening. But Nina was determined to make it work, which is why she purchased a van and turned it into a mobile library.

Now, Nina’s life is filled with so much magic. She spends her days talking to interesting individuals and navigating new adventures.

Little Beach Street Bakery: Polly’s life was a mess. Her relationship was in shambles and she was living alone in a small flat. She only started making bread because she needed a distraction. She did not expect the hobby to change her life and those around her.

When Does The Next Jenny Colgan book come out?

Jenny Colgan doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Studies at the School by the Sea and was released on March, 26th 2024. It is the newest book in the Maggie Adair Series.

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