Isabel Sharpe | My Two Hats May 12, 2008
During a recent newspaper interview, the reporter made an observation that
completely surprised me: â€śYour romance books are about finding men while your
womenâ€™s Read More...
Isabel was born April 8, 1961, two days after she first
announced to her mother she was on the way--apparently she
couldn't quite decide how to proceed. After growing up in
bastion of preppydom, Princeton, New Jersey, she got her
music from Yale in 1983 and a Masters in Vocal Performance
Boston University in 1990.
Educated, but still unsure how to proceed, she began a
career in fundraising for which she was extremely
1994 the birth of her first child happily terminated that
venture, but left her a somewhat shell-shocked full-time
needing something of her own to do. Still lost, in fact.
After some soul-searching, she realized what she
most was making up stories and making people laugh. So she
the plunge into romantic comedy and discovered she loved
to distraction (as in "too distracted to clean the
months after her second son was born in 1998, she sold her
book to Duets, going on to sell five more Duets, a Blaze
Temptation in the next year and a half--and beginning to
she finally found her way.
Isabel lives in Wisconsin with her sons and a paunchy
cat named Sinbad. She is a
member of Wisconsin Romance Writers of America and was a
Golden Heart Finalist. Isabel spends her very few leisure
reading, cooking and working out so she can eat what she