Jenny Colgan

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. 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 Beaton, a marine engineer, and has three children, Wallace, Michael-Francis, and Delphie. She splits her time between France and London.

Amid the ruins of her latest relationship, Polly Waterford moves far away to the sleepy seaside resort of Polbearne, where she lives in a small, lonely flat above an abandoned shop.

To distract her from her troubles, Polly throws herself into her favourite hobby: making bread. But her relaxing weekend diversion quickly develops into a passion. As she pours her emotions into kneading and pounding the dough, each loaf becomes better than the last. Soon, Polly is working her magic with nuts and seeds, olives and chorizo, and the local honey-courtesy of a handsome local beekeeper. Drawing on reserves of determination and creativity Polly never knew she had, she bakes and bakes . . . and discovers a bright new life where she least expected it.

Little Beach Street Bakery Series

1.The Little Beach Street Bakery (2014)

2. Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery (2015)

3. Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery (2016)

4. Sunrise by the Sea (2021)