Isla loves a good 'unlikable heroine' (though, she isn't fond of the term). Whether her female protagonists be wicked, cruel, cowardly, cunning, strong, or weak, Isla loves them all. When her characters can fight, it's realistic, and when they can't, they find other ways of getting what they want. "Misplaced love" is a concept that fascinates her, and one that (shock!) only applies to women! So don't be surprised if you read a female character's love for her animals or friends to be stronger than her love for children or RIs.
When she's not writing or dreaming up new worlds and characters, Isla has her nose buried in a History book in the giant library at her uni.