Phillipa Ashley studied English at Oxford before working as a copywriter and journalist. Her first novel, Decent Exposure won the Romantic Novelists Association New Writers Award and in 2009, it was filmed as a US TV movie called 12 Men of Christmas starring Kristin Chenoweth and Josh Hopkins. Miranda's Mount (or Return To Castle Bay) won Best Ebook at the Festival of Romance Reader Awards 2012 and It Happened One Night (or The Little Deli By The Lake) was shortlisted in 2013.
As Pippa Croft, Phillipa also writes as the Oxford Blue series which is published by Penguin.
She lives in a Staffordshire village with her husband and has a grown-up daughter. When she's not writing, she loves falling off surf boards and following Poldark around in a camper van.
Summer at the Cornish Cafe was published on May 5th 2016 with Avon Maze (part of Harper Collins). Book #1 in the gorgeous new Penwith series, Summer at the Cornish Cafe is recommended for readers who loved Summer at Shell Cottage, The Cornish House, Tremarnock and Poldark.
The follow up to this, Christmas at the Cornish Cafe, was be published in November 2016, also with Avon Maze. Phillipa's next novel in the series, Confetti at the Cornish Cafe, will be published in May 2017.
Praise for Phillipa Ashley
Miranda's Mount: "Warm and funny and feelgood. The best sort of holiday read."
- Katie Fforde
"Lovely books filled with warm and likeable characters."
- Jill Mansell
Agent: Broo Doherty
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