“You’re right,” said Bella Pearson, author of the Bella’s Bedtime Tales series and other popular romance/erotica books. “You are absolutely right. My given name is not Bella - it’s Isabella. How dreadfully boring.”
“Worse yet, my soccer mom friends call me Iz. That’s not dreadfully boring - it’s just dreadful!”
Welcome to the world according to Bella, the self-proclaimed “soccer mom with a twist”.
Born and raised on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, Bella had a childhood most of us only dream of.
“My childhood was a blast,” she says. “I did everything anyone else did - school, part-time job when I was old enough, community college - but when it was time to play, I really lived the dream. We surfed, we hiked, we swam, we boated. And when I say we, I mean me and all those boys. My goodness, were there boys. I got along with the girls, but I really liked the boys. The stories I could tell...”
Bella says there may have been a romance or two with some of those many boys, and some of her bedtime tales may or may not be based on one or more of those romances - she won’t tell us for sure.
She does tell us about one of those romances, with Dane, which began in her 20s.
“Dane was just, well, a sweetheart, and those killer good looks swept me off my feet. It didn’t take long after I met him for us to become a hot item, the talk of the town. Not too long after that, we got married. We lived happily ever after. Except for the happily part - it wasn’t actually all that happy. And except for the ever after part - it only lasted two years before we got divorced.“
“Truth is, you might guess what he was good at, but other than that he wasn’t much of a husband. Fortunately, he’s a great father to our son Griffith, and he’s really not half-bad as an ex-husband. He lives his life, I live mine, but we work together to give our son a good life.”
Today, Bella still lives a lot of the dream. She still lives on Kauai. There are only 70,000 people on the entire island, so she’d rather not name her town. But it’s close to where she grew up, allowing Griffith many of the same recreational opportunities she had as a child.
“Except the opposite sex,” Bella says. “He’s not quite at that age yet - but look out, world, when he does discover girls!”
When Bella was first approached by Shamrock Publications about writing fiction stories, the publisher immediately sensed she would be strong in fiction - particularly romance and erotica.
“You want me to write what?” Bella asked her potential publisher, somewhat incredulously.
“I mean, sure, I have a pretty active romantic life. And I read romantic erotica all the time. And I have a pretty vivid imagination about, well, you know. But how does that qualify me to write the stuff?”
Silly question, Bella.
She hit a home run with the first book of the Bella’s Bedtime Tales series, which set up the rest of the series as well as several other future shorts.
“But seriously,” says Bella, “I work in a travel agency office during the week. And I’m a soccer mom on the weekend. None of those people would ever even dream to look my name up on Amazon to see if I have any books out. And if they did see my books, they’d just naturally assume some other Bella Pearson borrowed my name. All those boys at the office (some habits seem to die hard for Bella) just see me as the nice young lady with the conservative clothes in the underwriting department. And my fellow soccer moms see me as them - in most cases minus a few pounds.”
Little do they know what flows through the mind of Bella Pearson, and on to you! Let’s keep it our secret, shall we?
Enjoy Bella’s secret collection of stories.