Isabel Uys is a writer of reference books who grew up in Bellville. She spent 14 years of her life as a teacher and 5 years as a book selector at the former Educational Library. In her free time she does needlework. She also has a great love and respect for animals and believes that it is every person’s duty to take care of the planet and the animals that live on it. She is married to Eksteen Uys, a lecturer at Stellenbosch University.