About Jane Isaac
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 dog, Bollo.
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.
It can be difficult to find a publisher for a novel. I blogged about the trials and tribulations of my own journey which you are welcome to read at ‘Diary of a Newbie Novelist’ on www.newbiewriters.com. In 2013, I teamed up with the lovely Legend Press in London who published my following four novels.
My sixth book, After He’s Gone, marks the first in my DC Beth Chamberlain (Family Liaison Officer) series and is scheduled for release in June 2018. The second Beth Chamberlain novel will be released later in the year.
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.