Isabella Velasquez

Meet Isabella – she’s a seventeen-year-old wunderkind who has taken the creative world by storm!

This girl is a writer, illustrator, and all-around dreamer when it comes to creating fun stories. Her passion for pups runs deep, and she can often be found illustrating her favorite furry friends or getting lost in the magical world of wolves.

Isabella’s journey as a writer began when she was just a pup herself – at the age of ten, she penned her very first chapter book series: Catholic Puppies. Her talent was undeniable, and soon she was on to bigger and better things!

In seventh grade, Isabella was tasked with a simple homework assignment: write a short story. But what started as a small project turned into something much bigger – it was the inspiration for her first picture book!

Fast forward a few years, and A Pawsome Nativity Story was born. This tale of a mouse and a dog and their adventures with the Holy Family was a hit with readers of all ages.

Isabella loves sharing her creative journey with others. She’s been interviewed on local Catholic radio and featured in the Diocese of Phoenix’s publication, The Catholic Sun.

Her advice to kids and families everywhere? Dream big, God is cheering you on!

With seven years of writing and illustration experience under her belt, this girl knows what she’s doing – and her latest masterpiece is no exception. She’s been hard at work for over two years, perfecting every detail of the story and bringing her characters to life with her stunning illustrations. And now, the wait is almost over – the book is in its final stages of editing and will be hitting the shelves soon! Isabella is practically bursting with excitement to share her heart with the world in what just might be her best work yet.

When she’s not hard at work on her latest masterpiece, Isabella loves to draw and animate with her trusty iPad, create short videos, play volleyball, and serve as an altar server at her church.

She’s always up for a good laugh with her siblings and friends, and she’s excited to see what the future holds!


Isabella is excited about the opportunity to join your school or church and inspire young writers.


Isabella’s journey as an author, intertwined with her devotion to God and her boundless creativity, has been showcased in both The Catholic Sun and The Bishop’s Hour podcast.

She joyfully spreads her enthusiasm for writing, her purpose of motivating fellow young writers to embrace their imaginative pursuits, and above all, her profound affection for Christ and His Church.