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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 […]

She Inspires Me

She Inspires Me awards ( SIMA)

Happy to be part of this incredible, outstanding organization . Our founder Ada Gartenmann has asked me to be on their Advisory Board.  I’m happy to serve along with all the talented, individuals around the world.  Also to announce that I am also one of 40 co-authors of Ada Gartenmann’s new book coming out December 2020 called, “ Quarantina and Beyond.  


Date Nut Bread made with Love by Tess La Bella

Who’s in the mood for a little Date Nut Bread? Right from Tess’s kitchen. Made with Love ❤️


Gnocchi and Broccolini with Basil 🌿 Pesto Sauce and a hint of 🍋 zest.

Tess La Bella shares a delicious recipe from her kitchen that’s easy to make. In my world.. food is the international language of LOVE.


Introducing Aunt Marion.

Tess La Bella lends her voice to this animated cartoon. Aunt Marion is a fun loving senior citizen that gives advice you never knew you needed.  My goal in creating this new cartoon animated character is that it will be discovered and made into an animated series.    It was so much fun drawing her and bringing her to life.  Enjoy Aunt Marion on her own Instagram page @therealauntmarion