We are husband and wife who have adopted the pen name of ddwlem.  Our friends know us as Duayne and Sandy.  Together we are writing a story 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.

The hero of the story is Izzy who was created by accident in the laboratory on Planet Authair. The Good Authairians find that MBG21 (Earth) is the planet to which they can travel and complete their research.  The Bad Authairians follow The Good to MBG21 hoping to do away with them, and The Earthlings find out the unexpected impact these beings from another planet have on their lives.

Our story has evolved beyond the pages of a written novel. We've been fortunate to find extraordinary talent in young people and people young at heart who have the creativity and vision to bring our characters to life through artistic imagery, music, and voice.   

We hope you will take time to listen to the music of Steven Gearhart, enjoy the images by Chalice Mitchell and take a moment to listen to our talented narration and voices of Roy Kelly, voices of Patricia True and others.

Our plan is to create an Audio Book, paperback, hardback, and an ebook as well.

You can see the story evolving daily, some times on the website and some days on our Facebook page. Well, we will admit even though each of our characters has his or her own page in our FB Account, we are still learning how to use that social media. 

You are invited to share this evolution with us.

We hope you will want to be a part of the process. 

Below is the story's development timeline:

In the 1970's Duayne had the germ of a story brewing in his fertile mind.  As a result of life experiences, travel, knowledge, and research, he drafted the outline of the story.

In 2009 Sandy agreed to work alongside Duayne in developing the notes into a novel. Sandy's talent for creating fun and vivid imagery in the written narrative was the missing part. She's brought our characters to life on the page. She's also the one who organizes the many artistic projects that have developed to enhance our story.

In 2010 our project was given a push by an unrelenting Izzy fan and technical instructor.

In 2011 we traveled to Greece for our research. There we came across the perfect place to have Thorf Serendopolis make his lodging, Kafiaris On The Cliff. Thorf's adventure can be found in Chapter 4 THE BLOOD. 

In 2012 we visited Southern England, Stonehenge, and other ancient monuments. The faculty at Bournemouth University were welcoming. We were fortunate to spend the better part of an afternoon touring the archaeology department with one of their professors. furthering our research to add to Chapter 3 DISCOVERY.  

We invite you to interact with our characters on their Facebook pages or to us on izzy story Facebook or you can email your comments to theizzystory@gmail.com

Happy Izzying.

Duayne and Sandy  (ddwlem)


Duayne has a PhD in Organic Chemistry and Sandy has an MS in Developmental Reading. 

Copyright © 2012 by  D. Duayne Whitehurst and Lucille E. Mayton , All rights are reserved for characters' images and biographies and all written material pertaining to IZ~  theizzystory.  No part of this document or the related files may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means (electronic, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without the prior written permission of the authors.