Having spent twenty-five years editing and managing the production of health-related training materials, Isabella rediscovered her love of writing fiction during two happy years working on and completing her MA in Professional Writing.
Since then Isabella has published four novels, two novellas and a short story collection.
Her Sussex Crime Mystery series features young librarian and amateur sleuth, Janie Juke. The stories are set in the fictional seaside town of Tamarisk Bay in the late 1960s, where Janie looks after the mobile library and, as an avid lover of Agatha Christie stories – in particular Hercule Poirot – Janie discovers that all she has learned from the Queen of Crime can be put to use in solving mysteries.
The setting for the Janie Juke mystery series is based on the area where Isabella was born and lived most of her life. When she thinks of Tamarisk Bay she pictures her birthplace in St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex and its surroundings.
Her latest novel, The Forgotten Children, deals with the emotive subject of the child migrants who were sent to Australia. As well as her novels, Isabella has published an anthology of short stories, entitled, Ivory Vellum – also available in paperback or on Kindle.
Her faithful companion, Scottish terrier Hamish, is never far from her side.
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