About the Author
Isabelle Kane believes that romance and love are among the most delightful aspects of the human experience. She seeks to provide her readers with rich tapestries of stories in which love is just one element of the forces that intertwine the lives of her protagonists. She believes every dreamer deserves the adventures and escape offered by an exciting novel. The greatest sources of joy and inspiration in Isabelle’s life are her husband and their three children. Isabelle is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and holds an MA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I am a hopeless romantic. I grew up reading Victoria Holt novels. I truly believe in the magic of love, and I thoroughly enjoy a good romance novel.
Tell us about how you write:
I keep a writing journal at all times, because, otherwise, I forget those great ideas that come to me at about one am. I start with an idea that continues to linger in my mind, to bug me, really. Then, I just sit down and start writing. Usually, after a draft or two, the characters and the story line becomes clear to me. Then, I sketch out the characters, their likes and dislikes, attitudes, etc.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
As I get to know them, I start to imagine how they would think about certain situations and people, how they would react.
But, once I’ve finished with a book and its been published, when I go back and read one of my stories, the characters have attained a “life” of their own. They grow beyond me.
What advice would you give other writers?
The best advice you can give any writer is to read in your genre, to be an expert. It’s like the literary version of Malcolm Gladwell’s ten thousand hour rule. Then, my next bit of advice is to be disciplined about the writing part.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have been incredibly fortunate with Satin Romance and Melange Press. I have been less fortunate with other publishers. Nancy Schumacher of Melange Press has immense integrity and is willing to truly work with an author. I consider both Nancy and Caroline Andrus, my cover artist, to be my good friends. My advise to a new author is to find a publisher who is honest and has integrity.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that the ebook revolution has truly blown the publishing world wide open. There is now a space for new voices that may not have been heard when the big houses controlled most if not all of the distribution channels.
What genres do you write:: Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, New Adult
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print