About the Author
Born in Germany, Isobel Starling spent most of her twenty-year professional career making art. She relocated to the UK and, faced with the dreaded artist’s creative block, Isobel started to write and found she loved it more than making art.
Isobel’s first novel “Fall Together” was a bestseller in the GLBT-Bisexual genre on the ‘All Romance e-books’ site. Her second novel “As You Wish”(Shatterproof Bond #1) is an Amazon bestseller, and its sequel “Illuminate the Shadows”(Shatterproof Bond #2) was awarded a bestseller star on All Romance too. She has just completed her eighth book and signed French and German, translation and publishing rights deals for the whole Shatterproof Bond series.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I am a romantic at heart, albeit with a saucy sense of humor. I believe in love and that everyone has the right to love, no matter their gender, orientation or race.
Tell us about how you write:
I am both a pantser and a planner. For my "Shatterproof Bond" M/M Romance Thriller series, i've had to start to plan more. I'm on the forth book in the series, and whereas I could write most of the series by the seat of my pants because the story line was coming so quickly, now there are lots of characters and intricate plot threads. I need to utilize these in the coming books and so I am outlining more often. Writing, like sexuality, is fluid. I don't think anyone should pigeon- hole themselves to stick rigidly with any process. Go with whatever creative process you need for a certain book.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I follow my characters and listen. In my head it's like i'm following them around, and i have a notebook to jot down what i see.
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep writing. Write for yourself first.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted to see what would happen if i self published, rather than waiting to be 'accepted' by a publisher. Life's too short to be waiting around for someone to find you acceptable. Self publish and find your audience.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think self publishing is the way forward.
What genres do you write:: M/M and M/F Romance, Contemporary, Comedy, Thriller, Fantasy
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print