Isabella is the author and illustrator of NO FUZZBALL! (Scholastic, 2020), a picture book about a fuzzy feline despot who rules the house with an iron paw. Continuing her feline obsession, she also illustrated over 120 cats for the board books 123 CATS and ABC CATS by Lesléa Newman (Candlewick, 2021).
Growing up in Hong Kong, she would create her own narrative and draw over all her textbooks – anything to make the dull concrete world more colorful! She is delighted she still does both! Her illustrations have received accolades from institutions such as the Society of Illustrators, Spectrum Fantasy Art, 3x3, Creative Quarterly, and SCBWI and her original artwork has been exhibited at galleries in California, Spain, and Singapore.
Outside the world of publishing, Isabella teaches illustration and watercolor classes at Storyteller Academy and Etchr Lab. She is also the current Illustrator coordinator of the SCBWI SF/South region.
Isabella currently resides in San Francisco with her husband and two adorable – you guessed it – cats! She enjoys a good book, dancing, trying all the foods, snorkeling, scuba diving, and traveling!
Isabella is represented by Jennifer Laughran at Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
Orchard Books (Scholastic), Candlewick Press, 826 Valencia, Committee for Children, P&H Publishing & Ladybug Magazine.
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