Bella’s passion for books began at a very young age before she was even able to read herself. She loved being read to by her parents, grandmother and older sister. Two of her favorite childhood books are, Curious George by H.R Rey and Tiki Tiki Tembo by Arlene Mosel. She still recalls to this day how excited she was when she could remember and say, “Tiki Tiki Tembo no sa Rembo chari Bari Ruchi pip Peri Pembo”, Tiki Tiki Tembo’s full name.
Being read to as a child influenced her as she grew up. In elementary school, her love for books grew as did her writing. She wrote weekly letters to her pen pal in Mexico, Guadalupe, kept a diary, read the most books during the library’s summer reading program one year, and won the spelling bee at her hometown’s 250th Anniversary Celebration in 1984. In sixth grade, she entered a poetry contest and one of her poems was chosen and published in a book. This is where her dream of being an author later in life began.
Her love for books and writing followed her through junior high and high school. Her inspirational writing began in tenth grade with her first writing assignment on which her English teacher, Mrs. Mellon commented, “you have a beautiful style to your writing. It flows beautifully. Although you wrote about a very difficult and painful subject matter, you wrote it with grace…”
Bella rediscovered her childhood dream of becoming an author in 2015, when her heart sang out with joy upon seeing an ad on Facebook to become a contributing author to the book 365 Moments of Grace, the second volume in the bestselling 365 Book Series. Following her heart, intuition and Divine guidance, Bella reached out to Jodi about her interest in contributing to the book and in doing so began her writing career as a published author.
She continued to contribute to the remaining volumes in the series; 365 Life Shifts: Pivotal Moments that Changed Everything, Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness, and 365 Soulful Messages the Right Guidance at the Right Time. Her personal quotes and wisdom are featured in the bestselling book, Soul-Hearted Living: A Year of Sacred Reflections and Affirmations for Women by Dr. Debra Reble.
Through her writing in the 365 Book Series, her healing work and facilitating Warrior Goddess Training workshops, Bella was referred by a workshop participant to Dr Geri Magee who was looking for co-authors to her upcoming book, Calling All Earth Angels and Healers, in which Bella is.
Bella’s first solo book, Behind the Masked Smile: A Survivor’s Quest for Love, will be released in early 2020.
She is currently writing her second solo book as well as in the process of writing for the collaborative book, Life is a Gift: Loving You by Karajeet Kaur Shukla which will also be released in 2020.
So you can see through Isabella Rose, that childhood dreams do come true!