Isabelle was born and raised in Leeds, West Yorkshire. She was drawn to writing when she discovered her grandfather's old typewriter and began penning her first story. Although her debut tale could be described, at best, as a convoluted rip-off of The Magic Faraway Tree, it was the beginning of a great love affair with writing.
Over the years, Isabelle continued to write imaginative stories, amusing poems, personable blogs, heartfelt diary entries and elaborate customer complaints. However, it never quite occurred to her that she might, in fact, be... a writer.
In her teens, Isabelle headed to London to study Film and Television Production at Westminster University, fancying herself as a filmmaker. It didn't take long to realise she was not so much of a dab-hand at the practical stuff. After many pieces of dropped equipment and an unsuccessful stint as a 5-foot boom operator, Isabelle returned to her trusty pen and paper.
Upon specialising in screenwriting, Isabelle started to find her feet as a storyteller. Her short film script 'Butcher and Sons' won the 'Nahemi Eat Our Short Audience Award' and her debut children's book was longlisted for the 'Times Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition'.
Since then, Isabelle has branched out to copywriting, editing, blogging and article writing. Currently based in Hanoi, Vietnam, she mainly specialises in travel writing and tour company copy. However, she has experience in writing about a range of topics, such as film, literature, fashion, beauty, technology, religion and teaching. Among others, she has written for Matador, Nerdy Book Club, Hanoi Hideaway, The Culture Trip and PopWrapped.