Isabel in a red flannel holding her three books


I'm Isabel Sterling.

Author. Book & Life Coach. Revision Nerd.


I'm so happy you found me! Whether you're looking for information about my novels, want to level-up your character creation skills, or are ready to write your next book with the help of yours truly, you're in the right place.

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Interested in my books? Start here.


I write sapphic YA novels full of magic, murder, and mystery. My popular titles include:

These Witches Don't Burn

This Coven Won't Break

The Coldest Touch


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Isabel (a white cis woman) sitting at a table with her books

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I thought getting traditionally published would make all my issues with perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and feelings of writerly inadequacy go away.

Spoiler alert: It didn't.

I was constantly comparing myself to my peers, panicking about deadlines, and worrying that I'd irreparably fuck up my big chance.

Coaching is what saved my relationship with writing. It helped me find joy in it again, even though it was my job now instead of my escape.

I knew other writers needed this work, so I became a coach. First getting certified with the Life Coach School in 2021, then pursuing an additional certification in book coaching through Author Accelerator (currently in progress!).

This combination of skills creates magic for my clients. If you're ready to love your next writing project (even if it's your first), I can help. 

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