Rebecca Boxall was born in East Sussex in 1977 and grew up in a bustling vicarage always filled with family, friends and parishioners. She now lives by the sea in Jersey with her family and Rodney the cat. She read English at the University of Warwick before she trained as a lawyer and more recently worked at a psychiatric unit. She was nominated for the Romantic Novel Awards in 2020.
A word from Rebecca about her first book, Christmas at the Vicarage:
"I was inspired by Rosamunde Pilcher, my favourite author, whose books I've re-read so many times. There's something wonderfully gentle and soothing about her novels and I wanted to try to write something similarly feel-good. They always say write about what you know and so I decided to focus on vicarage life as I grew up in a village parish as the daughter of an eccentric vicar. When my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer it was the final push I needed to write a book based on life at a vicarage, with a character inspired by him (the vicar, of course!). He read the book in draft but sadly died before it was published. He'd have been thrilled to know that I'm now working as a writer."