Isabel Sharpe was not born pen in hand like so many of her fellow authors.  After she quit work in 1994 to stay home with her first-born son and nearly went out of her mind, she started writing.  Yes, she was the clichéd bored housewife writing romance, but it was either that cliché or seduce the mailman, and her mailman was unattractive.  After nearly thirty books for Harlequin, and three women-focused novels for Avon/HarperCollins, Isabel admits her new mailman is gorgeous, but she’s still happy with her choice.