Isabel Costello is a novelist and short story writer with a background in marketing and communications. Her debut novel Paris Mon Amour was published by Canelo in 2016. In 2011 she started the influential Literary Sofa blog. Isabel’s candid posts on her challenging journey to publication attracted a wide audience, prompting both new and established writers to share their own experiences. A strong belief in the value of creative collaboration and support led to involvement with the WoMentoring Project and to developing a Workshop on Perseverance and Motivation for Writers in partnership with Voula Grand.