Isobel Blackthorn is a full-time novelist who writes across a range of genres including mysteries and thrillers, historical and dark fiction. Isobel creates compelling and intelligent stories drawing on her rich and varied life. She holds a PhD in Western Esotericism and the occult features in most of her writing. She is the author of The Unlikely Occultist: A biographical novel of Alice A. Bailey, a significant work of historical fiction. Isobel gives voice to her lighter side with novels set on the exotic Canary Islands, Spain. She was shortlisted for the prestigious Ada Cambridge Prose Prize 2019.