About Jane Isaac

Jane Isaac, Book Signing in Northamptonshire
Jane Isaac, Book Signing in Northamptonshire

Hi! My name is Jane Isaac and I live in rural Northamptonshire, UK with my detective husband (very helpful for research!) and my daughter. I can often be found trudging over the fields with my dogs.

Some people have a fixed idea of their calling from a young age. I never did. I ambled through life, fell upon a career in the civil service, made great friends, met my husband and holidayed frequently – all endless fun. But there was something missing. To fill the void I took up numerous courses including French, art, law, pottery, personnel management and even sign language.

The turning point for me came almost twenty years ago when my husband and I took a year out to travel the world and a friend gave me a journal to keep as a present. This journal was to become my most treasured travel companion, apart from my husband of course! The photos we took drew on memories but, even years later, when reading the diary I could smell the spices in Kuala Lumpur, hear the street music of Bangkok, feel the thick heat that pervades the wonderfully clean Singapore, see the red earth of Australia.

Realising the power of words, my love affair with writing began. I enrolled on a creative writing course and started writing articles for newspapers and magazines. Then I discovered writing fiction and, in 2007, embarked on my first novel, An Unfamiliar Murder, which was picked up by an American publisher. And I’ve never looked back.

I am now represented by Caroline Montgomery at the Rupert Crew Literary Agency.

Over the past few years I have visited some great places and met some very interesting people. Visit the gallery for some of my highlights.

Writers Bureau Badge 2013
Winning Selection May 2014

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