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Richard Skipper Celebrates

My dear friend and colleague Richard Skipper gave me the great honor and privilege of sitting beside him as his co-host this Saturday, January 21, 2023 The best part of this invitation was that Richard asked me to select the line up of my favorite authors of previous shows. I knew Melissa Manchester didn’t write a book but I wanted her anyway . It was an easy task to name […]


Conan O’Brien Promo

Happy New Year from Tess.    I had a wonderful 2022 and I am looking forward to 2023 for new opportunities, new challenges and new adventures.  Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!    Here is a fun promo my good friend Suzanne and I did for Conan O’Brien. This game , I really hope to master one day.  Mahjong anyone?   



Please meet and greet the Master of Ceremony for the Atlantic City 2022 Boxing Hall of Fame INDUCTION CEREMONY…..SAMAD HAQ! It was my honor and privilege to lend my voice to introduce this amazingly talented man who is the ultimate professional. The Boxing Hall of Fame chose the perfect gentleman to introduce and honor these Legendary Hall of Fame Boxers. Congratulations to all the award winners. 


Richard Skipper Celebrates show

I had the extreme pleasure of being Special guest co host on The Richard Skipper Celebrates show. Streaming Live on YouTube. We had the honor and privilege of interviewing my dear friend and Icon in both the modeling industry as well as the arts, The Legendary Peggy Dillard Toone.    Hope you’ll watch the interview on Richard Skipper Celebrates and SUBSCRIBE to his channel.     


Richard Skipper Celebrates

Merry Witchmas.Thank you Richard for having Petrell and I as your guest. We had an amazing time. 


Merry Witchmas has launched 9/21/21

Available on Amazon and where all books are sold. Here is our NBC 6 in the mix interview .Thank you Johanna Gomez for a very special interview. We loved your joyful spirit and you celebrating the book with us and your audience. https://www.nbcmiami.com/entertainment/6-in-the-mix/local-authors-write-new-childrens-book-merry-witchmas/2566963/


Merry Witchmas by Petrell Marie Ozbay and Tess La Bella

Merry Witchmas by Petrell Marie Ozbay and Tess La Bella with illustrations by Sonya Abby. Published by Boyds Mills Press, out Sept 21, 2021 wherever books are sold. Pre-order available through your local bookseller or online. Ginger is a kind, Halloween-loving witch who ADORES Christmas, too! And all she wants for Christmas is a visit from Santa. But what’s a witch to do when Santa doesn’t believe in witches? Thanks to […]


Happy Earth Day everyone!!! 

Aunt Marion is planting seeds of goodness, laughter , love and music .  A very special thanks to the amazing Switzer Musical Productions. Aunt Marion’s first HIT SINGLE.  “Banana Split for my Baby.” We had a wonderful time in the studio. Jill and Rich thank you both so much. I truly appreciate you both, your enormous talent and for all your encouragement producing this project. I couldn’t have done it […]

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Happy New Year 2021!!!

Although 2020 was so challenging in so many ways it also had many silver linings in it. Here’s just a few. My mom recovered from breast cancer and we celebrate with her for her courage and strong faith.  The vision of my friend and mentor Ada Gartenmann was realized and , “ QUARENTENA and BEYOND “ was published December 2020. I am proud to be one of the 47 co-authors […]

Jim Masters

The Jim Masters Show Live

Thank you Jim Masters for having me as a guest on your show. What a night. Full of fun and laughs. I’m proud to be a Loveity and a member of LOVIETY HALL.  Here is the link to watch the 3 hour CONVERSATION. 3 hours seemed like 5 minutes. It’s true what they say. Time flies when you’re having fun.  Watch the Jim Masters Show Live every night at 7 pm […]