Friday, May 25, 2012

My Preakness hat 2012

I've been sick for the past few days, and have been behind in posts and everything, but I wanted to share my Preakness hat, I made it, yay glue gun!, and some other pics from a day at Pimlico! I got a ton of compliments and stares and I was the only one there that I saw with a bird their hat! ~Isobella
Let's go I'll Have Another! And I'll have another hat just for you at the Belmont!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

New YA novel "Careful" special charm necklace promotion!

Hey Girls,

In my upcoming YA novel Careful,  the main character Estella wears a charm necklace and it comes up throughout in the book, and I have a charm necklace promo going on! It's great for all ages. I love how these are hand-stamped and you can make them personalized.

SPECIAL PROMOTION: you can receive 15% off your own charm necklace by JLynnCreations just apply coupon code "Estella" at check out:

Here are a couple of my favorite styles:
The Just Bee Inspired charm is so cute.
You know how I have a love of the moon, so I am eying the I love you to the Moon and Back charm.
You can also add on charm extras to your necklace, such as brass key charm I like.


little toes, little hands, my baby love

It's a BOY!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Behind the scenes book trailer shoot for Careful

I love the creative elements of putting out a new book, like creating a book trailer. I enjoy writing a script and playing art director. Here is a shot from yesterdays Day 1 shoot of the book trailer for Careful (coming this July!)

Friday, May 4, 2012

My new teen novel series Careful, Quiet, Invisible!!!

Hey! Guess what ya'all! I got some Book News!!
It’s true: Write what you know.  But I wasn’t doing that at first. I already started writing my teen novel series “Careful, Quiet, Invisible” before my Dad died on February 26th 2011, it was my first experience with losing someone close to me and then taking on the honor of handling all the details that followed took my own breath away. When I started writing “Careful,” the first book of the series, I had the plot in mind and characters but struggled with finding the voice of the main character, Estella, who is a spirit. It wasn’t until after, ironically, I went through the everlasting deep pain that comes with losing someone suddenly and tragically that I felt what it meant to only have the memories and the soul left of someone you love. In the months that followed I tried writing again with all I felt inside, I wrote more comfortably about Estella’s transition after her own tragic and sudden death into a new state of being, while thinking about the love she still had, all she did and didn’t do, and how she’s stuck in time but still able to influence the people that she once knew so well. Writing this book helped me through my grief, it gave me something to wake up for, a rhythm, a goal, and grieving actually helped my writing too. Whooa and here we are! The foundation of “Careful” is about friendship, family, forgiveness and finding the meaning in your life- and death.  Also through Estella's friends and family you'll find many teen issues and self-discovering elements in the book: texting and driving, diet pills, bullying, sex, starting a small company and more. While adjusting to a new dimension, in each chapter Estella also shares what she observes and learns from her friends and family by spreading messages of the importance of being ‘careful’ because you can’t rewind time, careful to think before you speak, not everything lasts forever, careful not to lose valuables, careful with yourself and others, etc. I’m so excited to share with you this first book in the series, which is due in July 2012, and in the next days and weeks I’ll be sharing more about Estella, the series and how my own childhood growing up in Central New York relates to the book, and here are some details on my website:

Check back often for updates and special exclusive promotions.

SPECIAL READER PROMOTION: Estella's charm necklace makes an appearance throughout the book and with this in mind you can receive 15 % off your own charm necklace by JLynnCreations just apply coupon code “Estella” at check out:

Long live love!

Why I like looking at the moon

The Super Moon is back this weekend!
Why do I like the moon? Because looking at the moon and stars makes me think about how fragile it all is, makes me think about time and history, how beautiful mother nature is and this amazing formation of the earth, looking at the moon also makes me think about life, death, war, and togetherness, and how we need to take care of the earth --it's not just our stomping ground to do whatever we want ...with it, to be careless about it, to create country lines. Why do these political leaders past and present forget that our egos should not be larger than the care we have for this world and each other, what the hell. When I think about lives that have been blasted throughout history I think about the land that has been blasted too, we should have respect as a global understanding that while we might not always get along, the earth, this one world, floating in space, is not something to ruin. We have no right to ruin it. It frustrates me to think about how political decisions led to the deaths of so many human beings throughout history and at the same time brought carelessness to the world we live on. It's disgusting and disgraceful. When I look at the moon I also think of the beauty of the world we live on, and there is a lot of good here that creates good energy, it's just hard not to think about how precious the landscape is.- ij

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Isobella Jade Quote: It takes courage

It takes courage to believe in yourself, even if your born with an independent spirit it takes energy and patience, focus, ambition and guts to get where you want to go and where your going and do what you dream to do. ~Isobella Jade