She has a bit of a reputation for taking a long time to finish what she starts. The first Obernewtyn book was first published in 1987 and the most recent one, The Stone Key, was released in 2008, with the penultimate book due to be released in October 2011 and the final book still to come after that. Her other current series have been waiting a slightly shorter length of time to be concluded, closer to a decade, but there's still plenty of time for that to build up.
Despite her constant schedule slip, she is still one of the most well-known and respected fantasy authors from the land down under.note
Works by Isobelle Carmody with their own trope pages include:
Other works by Isobelle Carmoday provide examples of:
- Awesome Mc Coolname: The title character of Alyzon Whitestarr. As well as Billy Thunder and Rage from "Billy Thunder and the night gate".
- Fake-Out Make-Out: In Alyzon Whitestarr, Alyzon and Harrison do this when a military-looking goon comes along while they're sneaking into a library to find out about Alyzon's sister.
- Super Senses: The protagonist of Alyzon Whitestarr experiences a head injury and gains mystical-seeming heightened senses combined with Hyper-Awareness and photographic memory, to the point where she can sense personalities and emotions through smell. She has to learn to screen out the excess stimuli and interpret the new information she is receiving.