Isabelle Bary is the author of seven novels. Born in Volvoorde to a half-English mother and a French-speaking father, writing was her childhood dream – a dream she only had the chance to fulfil much later. She was an account manager at Saatchi & Saatchi until 1994, when she left to backpack around the world for a year, an adventure she narrated in her first book. After that, she was the CEO of a large company for seven years. In addition to her novels, she participates in several writing collectives.