Mortal Insight is the first novel by E.B. James, though not the first novel this author has released. Previous novels have been written under another name and have been of a completely different genre. Due to a great response in Australia, some of these titles have successfully been introduced into the UK and US markets.

E.B. James hails originally from South Australia, and considers herself country, though she has lived in various different cities for all her married life.

Mortal Insight involves legal, political and social ideas that are based on the South Australian model, but James hopes that the story will translate not only across Australian state lines, but international lines as well.