Ms. Persephone

In which I give you a behind-the-scenes look at the writing of my novel, Searching for Persephone;

In which I write about what it means to be creative, female and autonomous

In which I remain, as ever, fiercely feminine and enthralled with the masculine mystique

In which I write about the contemporary themes we can find in the ancient Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, about mothers and daughters; passion and grief; the tension between art and love.


Testament of Love

Testament of Love

What do you believe about love? Read Isabel’s Testament of Love, hard-earned wisdom embedded with the truth of lived experience, which comes about one-third of the way into my novel, “Searching for Persephone.” What do you know now that you didn’t know then?

Beyond Words, to the Words

Beyond Words, to the Words

I’m obsessed with words.

Writing is a practice of revealing what’s at the core. When I was doing the final edit to send my novel manuscript (“Searching for Persephone”) to the literary agent, the edit that I call the Crisp and Clean Edit (following the Ruthless Edit), I uncovered my secret obsession.

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