isabel-ashdown-2016-2Isabel’s writing career was first launched when she won the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition in 2008, with judges Fay Weldon, Michael Ridpath and the late Sir John Mortimer describing her work as ‘magnificent.’  The completed novel, Glasshopper (Myriad Editions), went on to be named among the Best Books of 2009 by both the Observer and the London Evening Standard.  Her latest novel, Little Sister, will be released with Trapeze (Orion Publishing) in 2017.

In 2014 she was Writer in Residence at the University of Brighton, where she has taught on their MA in Creative Writing.  Her essay on the subject of voice features in Writing a First Novel by Karen Stevens (Palgrave MacMillan 2014), and she regularly appears at schools, universities and festivals to run workshops, mentor students and talk about the craft and process of creative writing.

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Isabel grew up on the south coast and now lives in West Sussex with her carpenter husband, their two children and their dogs Charlie and Leonard.  Together with Leonard the dachshund, she is a proud volunteer for the Pets as Therapy Read2Dogs scheme, an initiative aimed at nurturing confidence in young readers and promoting a lifelong love of books.

Isabel is a member of the Society of Authors.

CONTACTS:

Social Media:
Twitter: @IsabelAshdown
Facebook: IsabelAshdownBooks
Instagram: @isabelashdown_writer

Literary Agent:
The Viney Agency
Kate Shaw
email: kate@thevineyagency.com
Tel: 020 7732 3331

UK Publishers:
Trapeze (The Orion Publishing Group):

Sam Eades, Senior Commissioning Editor
email: sam.eades@orionbooks.co.uk
Tel: 020 31226444

Myriad Editions
Candida Lacey, Publisher and MD
email: candida@myriadeditions.com
Tel: 01273 720000

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