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Philippa Moore is an Australian author and award-winning blogger living in London, UK.  Her first book, The Latte Years, was published by Nero/Black Inc Books in January 2016.

Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Philippa has had a lifelong fascination with language, words and stories – and once she realised, about age 9, that books were written by actual people and not a factory full of monkeys at typewriters, she decided that was what she wanted to do.

But apart from when she won The University of Tasmania’s one-act play competition in 2000, all her writing was done secretly in notebooks until 2005 when she moved to Melbourne and started a blog (not that anyone knew what one was then) that changed her life. 

She was the author of that award-winning health and fitness blog, Skinny Latte Strikes Back, until 2014, which earned her accolades from “Best health, diet and fitness blog” at the 2011 Cosmopolitan Blog Awards to one of “50 Websites to Watch” in Instyle  in 2013. She was even invited to be part of Lucozade Sport’s media team for the 2011 Virgin London Marathon.

Despite maths being her worst subject at school, Philippa worked in finance for many years before retraining as a journalist and editor. She has worked for CosmopolitanRunning Fitness and The British Medical Journal, among others (please see her portfolio for a list of published articles) and was a contributor to the inaugural 2014 Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & the Arts in London. Philippa has also been a guest speaker at various UK healthy living and blogging events.

Philippa has lived in London since 2007 where she still lives with her husband Tom, who is a designer, cartoonist and all-round great guy. Like many expats, she hated Vegemite when she lived in Australia, but now loves it. She also enjoys writing about herself in the third person.

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