Isabel Sterling is an LGBTQ educator and advocate by day and a YA author by night. When she's not writing about magic and murder, Isabel can be found lost in a good book, marathoning her favorite shows, or relaxing by the lake. She lives in Central New York with her wife and their brood of furry children: cats Oliver and December and a beagle-mix named Lily.
Praise for These Witches Don't Burn Though this is not a coming-out story, Hannah's proud lesbianism is prominent in this thoroughly entertaining mystery. With the presence of a fluffy romance and the promise of an action-packed sequel, readers will drink this one up. --BCCB A quick, fun read with magic and light romance. --VOYA Propelled by suspenseful paranormal drama, Sterling's debut also touches on deeper subject matter in its thoughtful depiction of the manipulative, potentially abusive relationship between Hannah and Veronica. --Publishers Weekly Sterling's rich, magical world dazzles readers with its fantastic intricacies. Suspense, romance, and wit go hand in hand, and the thrills run right up to the last page. --Richelle Mead, #1 international bestselling author of The Glittering Court and Vampire Academy series An enchanting mystery, simmering with intrigue. Once you start These Witches Don't Burn, you'll be utterly spellbound. --Sarah Glenn Marsh, author of the Reign of the Fallen series These Witches Don't Burn is an original, thrillingly romantic spin on the classic teen witch tale. Infused with page-turning suspense, bittersweet romance, shocking twists, and tragic turns, Sterling has written a standout debut. Never sentimental, often sweet, but unafraid to break your heart, the writing is as lovely, vibrant, and ruthless as its characters. --Dana Mele, author of People Like Us An enchanting debut from Isabel Sterling. I'd be in for the note-perfect f/f romance alone, but These Witches Don't Burn perfectly blends a fun teenage relationship story with a delightfully dark and twisty supernatural thriller. A lovely witchy book full of complicated girls and a world rich with queer characters. It'll leave you wanting a coven of your own. --Britta Lundin, author of Ship It and writer on Riverdale Sterling's debut meshes high magical stakes with the raw, real human emotions of broken hearts and new love, creating a book that's utterly bewitching in every way. --Dahlia Adler, author of Under the Lights A fun, fresh contemporary fantasy with one of the most endearing and authentic casts I've read. Complicated friendships, deeply relatable romantic entanglements, and Salem's long history make this book an unforgettable read. --Katherine Locke, author of The Girl with the Red Balloon