Izzy Ballard


Born in New Jersey, Izzy moved to a cabin in Fairbanks, Alaska, with an outhouse and woodstove. What started out as an adventure turned into home. She loves Alaska, because "Alaska is a place where Artistic and Quirky meet regularly." That and the huge Alaska skies in summer and spectacular northern lights in winter.

Her books, Alaska Virgin Air, Fearless in Alaska and Temptation, Alaska showcase her love of all things unusual and humorous about life in Alaska.


Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I was always telling stories as a child. And getting in trouble for them. One day I forgot my homework. I must have been about 6 years old. When I got to school I explained that I'd dropped it because I saw a cat being hit by a car. By the time I got to the end of the story (i.e. excuse), I think there must have been about a dozen dead cats.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love The Marriage of True Minds, by Stephen Evans, a touching, humorous and lovely love story. At the opposite end of the spectrum, I enjoy Darynda Jones's books about a woman who sees dead people and dates the son of the devil.
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Where to find Izzy Ballard online

Where to buy in print


Temptation, Alaska
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,200. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
I never dreamt of running away to Alaska, but now, of three things I was certain: 1. Waking up in bed with a stranger wasn't the fun it might sound like on three vodkas and a dare. 2. Looking in the mirror and not knowing who I was? Sucked. 3. Finding I had enough unexplained bumps and bruises to make a linebacker cry meant I had to get away and fast. Alaska seemed like a good idea at the time.
Fearless in Alaska
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,150. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Get out the bear spray. Double up on the vodka. It's Valentine's Day in Alaska! Rule l: You live in Alaska, you don't back down when the going gets tough. Enter Abigail Vertuccio, reluctant clairvoyant, who's dealing with a vision about getting married on February l4th and trying to keep an old friend's brother out of trouble on his trip to Alaska. Only who's going to keep Abbey out of trouble?
Alaska Virgin Air
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,530. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Alaska Virgin Air is a humorous mystery set in Fairbanks, Alaska. Abigail Vertuccio, reluctant clairvoyant, returns to Alaska to run the family air service. Home only a week, she stumbles onto a plot to destroy the business. To make matters worse, someone is trying to kill her. She has only one question. What good is being clairvoyant if it never seems to work when she really wants it to.

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