Isabel Sterling

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Isabel Sterling writes middle grade and young adult fiction. She lives in central NY with her wife and their brood of furry children: cats Oliver and December and a mischievous beagle puppy named Lily.

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Isabel Sterling I'm a bit in the middle actually! I do a loose plot (typically not much more than a beat sheet) and then pants my way from beat to beat. The first…moreI'm a bit in the middle actually! I do a loose plot (typically not much more than a beat sheet) and then pants my way from beat to beat. The first draft is usually a mess no matter what I do, so I really dig into plotting during revision.

Probably the most exciting part of writing THESE WITCHES DON'T BURN was finishing the draft on an amazing writing retreat in Wales. It was a lovely group of writers and the energy was really inspiring.

Another fun part of the writing process was how it shaped my own identity. I wrote the first draft thinking I was straight, realized I was bisexual shortly thereafter, met my (now) wife, and then revised the book into what it is today (aka super queer). (less)
Isabel Sterling Hannah, the main character, came to me first. I kept coming back to this image of a teen witch working at a magic shop in Salem, MA thinking to…moreHannah, the main character, came to me first. I kept coming back to this image of a teen witch working at a magic shop in Salem, MA thinking to herself "if only these fools knew what REAL witches were like..."

There were a few false starts (there wasn't any actual magic in the first draft, strangely enough) but Hannah's personality is nearly unchanged (though perhaps more nuanced now!) from that first flash of idea.(less)
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These Witches Don't Burn

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