Isabelle was born into an army family and spent her childhood moving around the UK and abroad. Unsurprisingly it gave her itchy feet and in her twenties she escaped from an unloved secretarial career to work as cabin crew and see the world.
The arrival of marriage, children and cats meant a more settled life in the south of England where she’s lived ever since. It also gave her the opportunity to go back to ‘school’ and eventually teach English at university. Isabelle loves the 19th century and grew up reading Georgette Heyer so when she plucked up the courage to begin writing herself, the novels had to be Regency romances.
Her debut novel Reprobate Lord, Runaway Lady is published in January 2011 to be followed later in the year by The Earl Plays with Fire.