Meet Member DDWLEM – Both of them!
Authors of The Izzy Story. Thier friends know them as Duayne and Sandy!
Meet?Duayne Whitehurst and Lucille Mayton, a husband and wife team who have adopted the pen name of?ddwlem. ?Their friends know them?as Duayne and Sandy. They?are the authors of The Izzy Story, which is?about a group of scientists from a distant planet, Authair, who must find a safe place to do their genetic research to cure a virus that has become a pandemic plague on their world.
Ddwlem had been talking about IZ for long time. In 2009, they decided it was time to stop talking and start putting the fun of this adventure into written form. With Duayne’s interest in astronomy and years as an organic chemist; Sandy’s curiosity about cultures and years as an educator, the two set out to use their symbiotic creativity in this daunting task. Years later, after research home and abroad, and trash cans full of re-edits, BOOK 1 ENCOUNTERS was published in February of 2015. In August of 2015 it won a FAPA, Florida Authors and Publisher’s Award. Now characters’ actions are flying from the keyboard as they complete book two CREATION.
The Izzy Story | Book 1 Encounters
IZ~ The Izzy Story consists of a series of books that describe the life and adventures of Izzy, his loyal friends and, few but deadly, enemies. There is humor and drama, woven through scientifically imagined possibilities that question the origin and of our myths and legends.
This introductory book describes the first encounters of Izzy with the Good , the Bad and the Earthlings and lays the basis for subsequent books in the series.
?Encounters,? consists of 5 chapters from different times and locations. It weaves a tale around Izzy?s life and how he lost a precious possession while on a mission to Earth with his companions. Their plan was to develop a vaccine to cure a plague that was rampant on their home planet Authair. Each chapter further develops a mystery surrounding the discovery of a curiously crafted artifact.
Book 2, ?Creation? continues the story. It will be published soon!