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 two novels and a short story collection.

The novels, The Tapestry Bag and Lost Property, are the first two books in the Janie Juke mystery series set in the late 1960s.   Janie Juke looks after the mobile library in Tamarisk Bay 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.  

As well as her crime/mystery novels, Isabella has published an anthology of short stories, entitled, Ivory Vellum – also available in paperback or on Kindle.   You can read one of the stories by clicking on the ‘STORIES’ tab above.

Aside from her love of words, Isabella has a love of all things caravan-like. She has enjoyed several years travelling in the UK and abroad and in recent times has been running a small campsite in West Sussex, with her husband.  You can read more about her travels by clicking on the ‘TRAVELS’ tab above.

Her faithful companion, Scottish terrier Hamish, is never far from her side.

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Isabella is a proud member of Chindi – the Network of  Independent Authors – find out more about them here: http://www.chindi-authors.co.uk/