Photo: Katy Colins at last nights book signing

Jilted Katy Colins launched her second book at Broadhursts book shop last night with a packed out book signing, Saturday 12 June 2016.

The backpacking Formby bride who travelled the world after being jilted and secured a huge publishing deal launched her second book in Southport.

Katy Colins, 31, began to write about her travels after her fairytale £20,000 big day was called off four years ago.

Her blog,, grew in readers and saw the former Southport College student land a book deal with Carina, an imprint of the world- famous publisher, Harper Collins.

The first book in the Lonely Hearts Travel Club series, Destination Thail- and, was released in January and saw Katy, from Formby, described as the ‘Backpacking Bridget Jones.’

The second book in the light- hearted romantic comedy series, Des- tination India, is being released digitally and in paperback on Thursday, June 2.

Julie Bentham, of Broadhursts, said: “We are absolutely thrilled.

“Everyone has been struck by her tale of wedding to wanderlust and we are delighted to host her launch party.”

Katy’s wedding had nearly all been paid for when she was left heart- broken .

She quit her job in PR and sold everything that wouldn’t fit into a large backpack.

Her travels have taken her to South East Asia, South America and Australia among other far-flung places. The Lonely Hearts Travel Club series has been described as “perfect escapism”.

It tells the tale of Georgia Green, a jilted bride who heads off to explore the world – only to discover the reality of travelling is far from rosy.

Katy’s first two books are available from Broadhursts and other retailers.


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