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Tabbatha Bella is a native of Atlanta and is an award-winning author and visual artist. She has exhibited her art in galleries both nationally and abroad. Her painting, 'Resurrection,' a tribute to the souls lost in the September 11th tragedy, was presented to the New York City Mayor’s office in 2001 as a gift to the people of New York. She first seriously considered writing in 2002 following her father’s advice and direction. An interesting fact, Margaret Mitchell is Tabbatha Bella's third cousin. Her grandmother, and cousin (Gene), remembered Margaret well. She grew up hearing their memories and stories about her.


Tabbatha Bella works in web design, digital publishing, and graphic design. She enjoys promoting dyslexia, Irlen Syndrome, and dyscalculia awareness. She is a member of both the Georgia and Florida Writer’s Associations, the Atlanta Writer's Club, and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Awards & Nominations

Tabbatha Bella has been nominated, a finalist, and winner of several literary awards including the following:


  • Mom's Choice Award
  • Newbery Medal
  • Horn Book Award
  • Geisel Award
  • Caldecott Medal
  • IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award
  • Georgia Author of the Year
  • Reader's Favorite Award
  • Parent's Choice Award
  • Royal Palm Literary Award
  • Children Moonbeam Award


For a complete, and detailed list, please click here.

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