Maybe it was a visit to the Tower of London as a child but by the time she was a teenager, Isolde wanted to write historicals. That meant a history honours degree and a specialisation in the Wars of the Roses, her favourite era. Having enjoyed a career in academia and book editing, she is now the author of seven published novels, mostly about real historical figures.
Her first novel won the Rita Award for 'Best First Novel' in the USA and her first two books won the 'Romantic Book of the Year Award' in Australia. Having met a rather nice geologist at a bus stop many years ago, she now lives in Sydney. As co-founder and Vice-Chairperson of the Plantagenet Society of Australia and a former Chairperson of the New South Wales Branch of the Richard III Society, she continues to enjoy promoting her great love of history.
You can visit Isolde at /www.isoldemartyn.com/
Click an author image to download. By using this photograph, you agree to the following Terms of Licence.