UPDATES

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Happy Labor Day, Izzyites! :: added September 4, 2017

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Monday (8/21/2017) was a great day! :: added August 23, 2017

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What a view! :: added August 21, 2017

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Have a safe and Happy 4th, Izzyites! :: added July 4, 2017

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Meet Sandy and Duayne of DDWLEM :: added June 1, 2017

Check out this great feature about our creators written by Patricia Charpentier, author of the multi-award winning book, Eating an Elephant: Write Your Life One Bite at a Time. 

Just copy and past the link below into your browser!

http://writingyourlife.org/sandy-duayne-and-izzy/

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Happy Mother's Day! :: added May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers, mothers-to-be, grandmothers, step-mothers, fur-mothers, foster mothers, aunts, sisters, all who nurture...with love from the folks at IZ~ The Saga!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day, Izzyites! :: added March 17, 2017

For each petal on the shamrock.
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.

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Happy Mardi Gras, Izzyites! :: added February 28, 2017

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Happy Valentine's Day, Izzyites! :: added February 14, 2017

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Happy Groundhog's Day, Izzyites! :: added February 2, 2017

Late winter or early spring? I guess we'll find out!

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Happy Chinese New Year! :: added January 28, 2017

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Happy Hanukkah, Izzyites! :: added December 27, 2016

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Rejoice & Reflect! :: added December 26, 2016

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Happy Winter Solstice! :: added December 21, 2016

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Happy Thanksgiving, Izzyites! :: added November 24, 2016

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What are you thankful for, Izzyites? :: added November 21, 2016

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FALL BACK, Izzyites! :: added November 4, 2016

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Happy Howloween, Izzyites! :: added October 31, 2016

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Izzy's COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: 1 day :: added October 30, 2016

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Izzy's COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: 2 days :: added October 29, 2016

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Izzy's COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: 3 days :: added October 28, 2016

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Izzy's COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: 4 days :: added October 27, 2016

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Izzy's COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: 5 days :: added October 26, 2016

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Izzy's COUNTDOWN TO HALLOWEEN: 6 days :: added October 25, 2016

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Happy First Day of Fall, Izzyites! :: added September 22, 2016

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Never Forget :: added September 11, 2016

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Happy Labor Day! :: added September 5, 2016

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She has a deep and  sincere caring of her people. Her father attempted many times to find a suitable man whom Thera would accept in marriage.  She was discouraged by her suitors' selfish attitudes.  Thera’s selfless action to protect a foreigner saves her kingdom. 

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Camchyp :: added July 7, 2016

Camchyp has been added to the Dyzzleberry Dictionary. A device that reveals the location of Chico Quwattle who's been wrongly accused of blowing up buildings in Valympya's state capitol. Found in CREATION. Chico is a Valympyon whose home was in Valympya.

New Beta Reader Comment :: added June 22, 2016

Dakota told it like she read it as a Beta Reader of bk 2 CREATION - "Ha ha I get it Smile, like this wording, confusing, dialogue very true to life-resembles the way people actually speakSmile, this ends abruptly, ..."   She packed a lot of review in the first ten pages. Read more about her in acknowledgments.

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Happy Memorial Day! :: added May 30, 2016

On this Memorial Day, the Izzy Story remembers and salutes our fallen heroes. We thank you for your service and sacrifice.

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Both winners will a receive a signed copy of the first edition of IZ~ THE SAGA: CREATION when it is published and, as a special bonus, a custom bookmark (similar to the ones in the photo)! OLYMFAB!!

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Every day is Earth Day! :: added April 22, 2016

Just a little reminder from 1 Condor...

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Meet the Rabbityle :: added April 17, 2016

...Authair's most adorable fuzzy!! (see definition here: http://www.theizzystory.com/dyzzleberry-dictionary/rabbityle/) Live animals are outlawed on Planet Authair as laboratory test subjects but Ursula continues to use them. Her choice of lab animals is the rabbityle. Mumba Zola who assigned her to create the virus does not require that she stop using rabbityles.
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JOIN THE FUN - COLOR ME DESPERATE

Join the fun! We’ve created a color page illustrating the lab accident that created IZZY. FIVE WINNERS will be selected to receive a signed Jacketed Hardback of Book 2 “Creation” when published. 

To enter, copy the image below and enjoy creating your colored masterpiece. Then attach a jpeg of it to an email with your name. Put in the subject line COLOR PAGE IZ~ 1 and send to: theizzystory@gmail.com. Hurry, the due date is May 1, 2016

Below is a segment of Book 2 describing Dorf's dilemma.

DRAFT FROM BOOK 2 “CREATION”

Dorf stretched his shoulders to loosen the newly sprayed cocoon of yellow fibers as the door to the wraptrap opened.

“Yee-e-ow-hiss!” Something pierced his leg. He kicked hard to free himself from the attacker and lost his balance, falling shoulder-first against shelves of carefully placed vials of cultures and other paraphernalia. He grabbed the shelf’s upright brace to keep from falling but his thrust dislodged it. Cultures, beakers, crucibles, and spot plates tumbled out hitting Dorf and crashing on the floor. His feet slid out from under him. He landed hard, sliding over liquid, blood, glass shards and feces. “Feces?” he blurted as he saw it amidst the mixture of goo.

The security alarm sounded. Ignoring its blare, Dorf slowly lifted onto an elbow, avoiding glass and unknown substances. He studied his injury. Through the fibrous wrap covering his calf was a double puncture wound oozing blood, around which an egg-white-like mucous was forming. He watched the mucous absorb blood turning into a bright orange lump. The viscous blob slid over the muscle of his calf onto the floor and began pulsating.

Creepy, Dorf thought. He scanned the scene. How would he analyze it? Thousands of cells, bacterial, and viral cultures mixed randomly devoid of identification splattered everywhere. Determining which ones contributed to the pulsating mass would take months and months of analysis.

He eased himself from the slimy soup, avoiding contact with the glob that seemed to have a life of its own.

Dorf’s head pounded from the screaming siren. How’d that cat get in here? He worried as he tapped his DB to deactivate the alarm and send a message to all employees. BIOLOGICAL HAZARD - S11 CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Ursula's Bio Revised :: added April 12, 2016

Ursula had a touch childhood. We've added to her biography to clarify some of her challenges.

Oh, Leachim... :: added April 3, 2016

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Happy Easter, Izzyites! :: added March 27, 2016

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We learned ELECTRONIC EDITING TOOLS, TIPS ON MARKETING, BOOK BINDING, AUTHOR'S FINANCE RECORD KEEPING and MUCH MORE Thanks to the FABULOUS speakers on Saturday, March 12th in Orlando.

Check out the picture below...If you can point out which one is FAPA President 2016, send us your answer and email info. If you're correct we'll put you on the list for a free First Edition of CREATION. 

 

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Don't be like him...REMEMBER TO SPRING FORWARD THIS SUNDAY!

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A Valentine greeting from Leachim Ztulk... :: added February 13, 2016

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A Valentine greeting from Carys Wynter... :: added February 11, 2016

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"Laissez les bon temps rouler!" :: added February 9, 2016

Let the good times roll! Happy Mardi Gras, Izzyites!

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The Chinese New Year is based on a Lunar calendar--that means every year, around the new moon closest to the beginning of spring, Chinese people ring in the beginning of a new annual cycle. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese zodiac. People born in the Year of the Monkey are characterized as intelligent, witty, curious and playful. Other years of the monkey are 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 and 2004. Hmmm...think Izzy could have been born in the Year of the Monkey?

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Happy Groundhog's Day! :: added February 2, 2016

The groundhog says it will be an early spring! Izzy is checking it out himself! Wonder if he'll see his shadow...

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BUSTER THE RABBITILE :: added January 27, 2016

The authors have revised Gore Andriol's stuffed toy's identity to that of a rabbitile. Please note in Gore's video Sandy and Duayne describe his stuffed animal as a Teddy Bear. That information is from a draft that has been revised. They've decided Gore's toy should represent an animal indigenous to Planet Authair, thus, Buster, the rabbitile. They are currently working on a description of the rabbitile soon to be published as an update. Thank you for your patience. Tap here for more about Gore and to watch the video .

FROM BLOB TO CREATURE :: added January 12, 2016

Dorf rubbed his chin. “Mmmm. Phed, run H4’s observation video. Let’s find out how the shell formed.” Phed ran the video from the beginning to frames showing the globular mass forming an outer casing. It bobbed then turned; each turn creating more casing until a leathery shell remained un-moving on the artificial turf.

“Nothing unexpected there. Not worth hanging around now. If it shows signs of hatching contact me. Path me if heart rate and respiration increase.” Dorf left Phed analyzing statistics and walked out of the OP toward the wraptrap hoping the absence of movement and growth was a sign of the embryo's approaching demise. He didn’t want another crisis. He'd a vaccine to develop.

Dorf approached the cleared ‘area of destruction’ as Phed’s path entered his brain. “Life signs active, Chief. You’ll want to see this.” He stopped in mid-stride, turned and ran to the OP.

Dorf saw the graphs above H4’s monitor dancing with data feed as he skidded to a halt in time to see a cat-like nose ooze from the broken shell’s inner membrane. Phed had directed the new data into an ID app for determining species and was focused on the rapidly changing results as more of the creature emerged from the shell.

Its head now fully visible revealed cat-like ears. Between those was a mass of hair, matted like a wet mane, some clumps plastered over closed eyelids.

Dorf’s oxytocin kicked in. “Hey little fella,” he said watching its eyes open then blink a couple times freeing the matted fur. It cocked its head rolling big blues toward the friendly greeting.

Dr. Dorf Tzeus didn’t understand why his brain’s neurons were creating this one-way conversation, but it felt right. “Come on Buddy you can do it.” He enthused. “You can squeeze all the way out.”

Phed joined in. “You’ve almost got it, don’t give up.” The little head turned toward the intern; its blue eyes peering into the gray of Phed’s, as it tugged its body forward. One leathery leg emerged. “That’s it, keep it up Champ.” Phed encouraged. The fullness of its body squeezed out and squirmed free of the broken shell revealing a long tail. Fur ridged its back from wispy strands over its eyes to a thickness that crowned its head and ridged its back to the tip of its tail.

“Yeah! Way to Go buddy!” came overlapping cheers. In response, the tiny creature lifted on its hind legs using its tail to balance and looked quizzically from Dorf to Phed and back again.

Phed scratched his head and looked at Dorf, "Chief, if he's going to stay alive I've got to find out what to feed him."

Best wishes for 2016! :: added January 1, 2016

Happy New Year, Izzyites! 

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Happy New Year, Izzyites! :: added January 1, 2016

Aristotle and Thorf wish you all a Happy New Year on behalf of the folks at IZ~ The Izzy Story! 

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Happy Holidays! :: added December 26, 2015

Happy Holidays!

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Merry Izzymas, everyone! :: added December 25, 2015

May your day be filled with the magic and wonder of the season and the love and laughter of friends and family!

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'Twas the Night Before Lift-off :: added December 24, 2015

Merry Izzymas to all, and to all a good night!!

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Only two days to go, Izzyites! :: added December 23, 2015

 Tomorrow is Christmas Eve!

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Christmas Traditions Part V :: added December 21, 2015

Merry Yule, Izzyites!

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Christmas Traditions Part IV :: added December 20, 2015

Carys teaches us a little about her winter holiday from long ago.

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Christmas Traditions Part III :: added December 18, 2015

Who doesn't love a sparkling Christmas tree? Thorf tells us a little about the history of the Christmas tree.Decorating the Christmas Tree with Thorf.jpg

Christmas Traditions Part II :: added December 15, 2015

Aristotle teaches us how to say "Merry Christmas" in Greek.

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Christmas Traditions Part I :: added December 14, 2015

There are lots of cultures that celebrate Christmas and each have different traditions. Professor Devons explains one from Britain.

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Happy Thanksgiving, Izzyites! :: added November 25, 2015

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Update Feature is being Repaired :: added November 15, 2015

We've had a glitch in our update posting. Please check back for the latest on IZ~.
Thank you for your patience. Read a draft of book 2 at our WordPress blog.

#StandwithParis :: added November 14, 2015

The thoughts and hearts of everyone at IZ~ The Izzy Story are with the people of Paris. 

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#StandwithParis :: added November 14, 2015

The thoughts and hearts of everyone at IZ~ The Izzy Story are with the people of Paris and the rest of the world.

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Have a happy and safe Halloween, Izzyites! :: added October 31, 2015

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Happy National Chocolate Day, Izzyites! :: added October 28, 2015

Izzy prefers National Tuna-Broccoli Treat Day!

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Halloween History :: added October 26, 2015

Illiachus Wynter​ has some Halloween History for us, Izzyites!

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Phed's Bio Edited :: added October 25, 2015

Phed's ability to pilot, drive, or paddle anything as fast as it can go, saves the day in an episode in Book 2. Read  Phed's bio.  Soon we'll be posting it. Stay tuned.

Happy Autumn from IZ~ The Izzy Story! :: added September 24, 2015

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
― Albert Camus

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Never Forget! :: added September 11, 2015

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Happy Labor Day! :: added September 7, 2015

Have a wonderful holiday, Iizzyites!!

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New Dyzzleberry Dictionary Term :: added September 5, 2015

Book 3 of iZ~ introduces the term swiggle. Read how Mumba twists its meaning to get more blood beer.

MEET THE CHARACTER VIDEOS are BACK :: added August 20, 2015

Each character has a video. Click on Characters on the home page. Choose a character you would like to know about by clicking on the name. You'll find the video below the character's brief description on that page.

Holomeet :: added August 19, 2015

You've heard of Meetingconnect, Live Meeting, GoToMeeting, Web Conferencing, InterCall and there are many more such getting together opportunities for Earthlings. On Planet Authair it's the holomeet. Read about our new entry in the Dyzzleberry Dictionary.

BOOK 1 ENCOUNTERS WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD :: added August 10, 2015

SANDY AND DUAYNE WERE HONORED TO RECEIVE A SILVER MEDAL AT THE 2015 PRESTIGIOUS FLORIDA AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 FOR ENCOUNTERS, their first in a series of adventures of IZ~ THE IZZY STORY. Award winning authors from around the United States and Canada received awards. You can see the list of award winners on the website.

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Happy Summer, Izzyites! :: added August 9, 2015

We hope you're all finding a way to beat the heat like Izzy!

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Character Videos Temporarily Removed :: added August 6, 2015

All of our character videos have been temporarily removed for editing purposes. Thank you for checking on the progress of our website and on Book 2 CREATION

The Heads Have Bodies :: added August 1, 2015

New information for us when writing Book 5, TRADITIONS SHATTERED, just so happens we already had the chapter title. Thanks to a Facebook notice from Cindy Powell-Rodgers, we are researching Jo Anne Van Tilburg's work and that of other archaeologists.

Unbelievable Bibliography Entry :: added July 23, 2015

Camp Google partnering with NASA has published Week 2 as Space Week. Sandy and Duayne have found Space Chef and Zero Gravity fun to experience and helpful in the writing of  IZ~ Book 2 CREATION. They're sure kids of all ages will agree. 

Hey Izzyites! Check out the OLYMFAB original art from Chalice Mitchell for Chapters 1 through 5 of ENCOUNTERS! Chalice created and painted them in Japan where she is teaching art.

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Olymfab update! :: added July 16, 2015

With the completion of Book 1: Encounters, Ddwlem are working hard on Book 2: Creation! You can see it's place in the Izzy-verse timeline photo below. OLYMFAB!

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An Olymfab interview! :: added July 5, 2015

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Check it out, Izzyites! Susan Voss from Dab of Darkness interviewed Duayne and Sandy of Ddwlem about Book 1: Encounters! Just look at her glowing review: "a fun adventure space opera,IZ~ The Izzy Story: Encounters, which I quite enjoyed and am looking forward to Book 2 in the series. It’s a real treat having them on the blog and I bet you’ll enjoy their humor as I do!" Copy and paste the following link into your browser to check out the whole interview: http://dabofdarkness.com/2015/07/02/giveaway-interview-ddwlem-authors-of-iz-the-izzy-story/

Happy Independence Day, Izzyites! :: added July 2, 2015

Izzy & his friends wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

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OLYMFAB news, Izzyites!! :: added June 27, 2015

IZ~ THE IZZY STORY: BOOK 1, ENCOUNTERS has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) President's Awards. IZ~ is one of three books selected in the category of Florida Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction! The award recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content and production for North American authors and publishers! The other two finalists are John Horse Florida's First Freedom Fighter by Betty Turso and The Sparks by Kyle Prue.

You can check out more information about the 2015 Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) President's Awards at http://www.floridapublishersassociation.com/.

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Signed Copy of FLINT :: added June 19, 2015

Ddwlem, the authors of IZ~ The Izzy Story, visited the National Museum in Copenhagen and were honored to receive a signed copy of Peter Vang Petersen's very special book about flint and its use in ancient Denmark. It was from him that Duayne and Sandy learned all about Bronze Age Denmark.

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FLINT :: added June 19, 2015

Peter Vang Petersen of the National Museum of Denmark met with us today and gave us a brief lesson on flint in Bronze Age Denmark. He signed a copy of his book FLINT for us. It is written in Danish, but well worth the purchase for the images and pictures alone.

Stop by and check us out. You'll even get to see excerpts from future episodes of The Izzy Story!
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The folks at IZ~ The Izzy Story want to wish all the fathers, grandfathers, god-fathers, big brothers, fur-fathers, uncles, and other father-figures a very Happy Father's Day!Father\'s Day Version One.jpg

Writing in Lyngby :: added May 18, 2015

IZ~ Book 2 CREATION will surely have a Danish 'tint' in its narrative as Duayne and I collaborate while staying in a delightful town North of Copenhagen called Kongens Lyngby. Its history dates back to medieval times. Duayne is on site for catalysis consulting work. I spend the days at the keyboard in spite of the temptation to tour these unique environs.

Only a mother's love can unite the most bitter of enemies to send good wishes and warm fuzzies to mother's everywhere!

Jeeves sends his best wishes, also. Unfortunately, Mumba Zola ordered him away to prepare his dinner, so he missed out on the photo shoot.

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Mother's Day Contest on Facebook! :: added May 1, 2015

Hey there, Izzyites! Mother's Day is just around the corner and IZ~ and friends would love to help you honor the special mother in your life. She could be your mother, grandmother, your cousin's mother, or your niece or nephew's mother.

Just visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/IZTheIzzyStory and find the contest post. Comment on the post by May 9th, 2015, and tell us what makes the mother in your life special. The lucky mother will win a t-shirt (color choices as pictured) and she and her endorser will each win a book in the format of their choice, either Audio or Paperback!

Happy Mother's Day from IZ~ and Friends!

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Open University Week One :: added April 29, 2015

Only one day in this 8 week course on character writing, and I've met fellow classmates from the US, Brazil, Scotland, Wales, China, and Portugal. We'll be hearing from notable authors such as Maya Angelou, Jane Elmore, Jude Piesse and more. I recommend anyone checking out this fabulous educational opportunity. There are courses of all disciplines available at the Open University. Enrollment is free. For a fee, once you have completed a course you can get a certificate of participation. No college credits are given either. There are no graded tests. Just a couple quizzes. Your assignments are interesting. What is the real excitement for me is the chance to hear from successful authors about their work. Some of this is done by video and some is the author's written comments. This Open University experience allows for students to talk to one another by posting under a student's profile. Eventually we will be critiquing each other's work.

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OLYMFAB! :: added April 26, 2015

Linzie and Hadriana were super excited when they received their copies of IZ~! OLYMFAB!! Thanks for the pic, ladies!20150421_122655.jpg

Every Day is Earth Day :: added April 21, 2015

1 Condor has a special message for all you Izzyites!

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CHARACTER LINKS FIXED :: added April 6, 2015

OFFER FOR THE DETECTIVES AMONG YOU

If you find any character links that are not working send us a message about what doesn’t work and we’ll give you a free book. You choose, audio, paperback or Kindle. We’ll need your contact info to send it to you.

Here are four that we've confirmed do work:

Cimi doesn't really care if you check her out. She’s too involved in calculating their way back home.

Izzy wants you to know he’s learning all he can.

Ursula counts every click, she’s not good at being second best.

Aristotle will be most happy to meet you, but only if it’s in the afternoon.

FIXING THE PROBLEM :: added April 2, 2015

We are working to repair the problem with our links on our Character pages. We wanted to blame it on the Aurora Tornadoes, but that should only effect the Authairians, and the problem is with all of our characters. It must be an author's problem. It happened when we had our website updated last week. Soon we will have the links working. Thanks for being patient. Ddwlem

Happy Easter! :: added March 30, 2015

Chico Quwattle has a special delivery for all you Izzyites: An Easter wish, just for you! Have a great Easter week!Chico\'s Easter Fly-by Square.jpg

Now Available on Audible :: added March 27, 2015

IZ~ The Izzy Story Book 1 is now available on Audible.com!

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Happy Spring! :: added March 20, 2015

Happy first day of spring, Izzyites!! Dorf Tzeus and Thera are taking advantage of this beautiful time!

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New Look to Hard Back :: added March 16, 2015

We're waiting eagerly for the proof copy of our improved hard back version of IZ~. Stay tuned!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! :: added March 16, 2015

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Hard Cover Coming Soon :: added March 12, 2015

We've temporarily canceled the hard cover option of IZ~ to have a new and much improved product for you. Stay tuned!

IZ~ AT BARNES & NOBLE on line :: added March 8, 2015

Click here to choose paperback or Nook version of IZ~ THE IZZY STORY: Book 1, ENCOUNTERS from BARNES & NOBLE.

Today we read an article, Age Disrupters, in February/March 2015 TIME magazine written by Alice Park. It relates to our theory about Thorf Serendopolis' unusual blood type as described in Chapter 4 THE BLOOD. On page 76 Alice Park writes about a blood protein GD11. Fascinating how science today is catching up with the geneticists who wanted more and more of Thorf's blood in 2000 CE.

SOON TO BE YOURS :: added February 13, 2015

Just a few days more and IZ~ The Izzy Story: Book 1, ENCOUNTERS will be available for you to read. 

THANKS FOR YOUR BACKING US :: added February 11, 2015

It's BAD news for our Kickstarter Campaign that Ursula gave it her Valentine's Kiss, but it's GOOD news that we're moving ahead and working hard on BOOK 2, CREATION. Dorf Tzeus is hard at work on an antidote for the ABMR-Virus that Ursula created.

EXCERPTS POSTED :: added February 8, 2015

We've posted Page 1 Chapter 1 of IZ~ for you to read and video excerpt from Chapter 1 of the audio book. Click here!

THANKS TO LAMAR BRANTLEY :: added February 8, 2015

Kickstarter Campaign :: added January 29, 2015

Visit our KickStarter Campaign by CLICKING HERE

TAKE A BOW ALL OF OUR TEAM AND BEYOND :: added January 28, 2015

Thanks for such sage advice and help throughout our preparation for this Kickstarter launch. Just 2 hours from now we should be live on Kickstarter as IZ~ THE IZZY STORY: BOOK 1, Encounters. Whew! 

TEAM IZ~ PLEASE TAKE A BOW :: added January 20, 2015

Amazing Chalice Mitchell, found time to fit us in again on short notice. She's creating a colorful frame to decorate the Tuna Broccoli Treats recipe. It's cleverly displaying the gnarly thorn nectar. Don't worry. Honey makes a good substitute for us Earthlings! Of course you know the recipe will only be available to Kickstarter backers. Stay tuned!

TEAM IZ~ PLEASE TAKE A BOW :: added January 19, 2015

Denisa Kuldova continues to wow us with her 3D art. She's just created a trailer for a flight to Planet Authair soon to be released on our Kickstarter site. Buckle you seat belts backers!!

TEAM IZ - PLEASE TAKE A BOW :: added January 13, 2015

We want to take a moment out of our frantic KS preparation and High Five our video production manager who continues to give us his expertise and valuable time to create our videos. His font of ideas continues to bubble over. We may come out of this campaign soaking wet, but we'll be laughing through it all.

Proofs Schmoofs :: added January 13, 2015

Waiting for second Proof to arrive today. We both missed noticing an important omission on the spine of our edited copy. We're thankful we noticed it when we held the first proof book in our hands. Now for our loyal UPS driver to ring the doorbell!

Book in Our Hands Soon to be in Yours!! :: added December 24, 2014

You'll soon be able to read IZ~ THE IZZY STORY: Book 1 Encounters! We've got the Proof Copy of both hardback and soft copy. We're gearing up for our Kickstarter that will give you an opportunity to have your own Exclusive Kickstarter Edition of soft or hard copy of IZ~ You can see it at www.facebook.com/IZTheIzzyStory

 

Thank's to Peter Vang Petersen :: added November 7, 2014

Thanks to Peter Vang Petersen, Curator of Prehistory: National Museum of Denmark, we're now further along on preparing the life of a new character. Peter's informative tour yesterday gave us insite into the art and spirituality of the ancient Danish people. Imagine how a male character's skill in crafting the Sun Chariot could help our Authairians while on their Earthly mission, or how a female's artistry could liven up an episode or two. We have a wealth of choices now. To see Peter in person, check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/IZTheIzzyStory.

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It Was Ursula's Fault :: added October 27, 2014

Ursula's Halloween Greeting we first posted had GREETING spelled just the way she wanted! "GREATING." She's so full of herself. We don't think anyone really was bothered by the misspelling, but we weren't going to let her get away with that! So here's the corrected version. 

Halloween Greeting from Ursula :: added October 23, 2014

Ursula warns you about her evil creations.

What's an Izzyizum? It's a credo expressed by a character in IZ~ The Izzy Story. Our characters are bursting with beliefs, or statements that guide their actions and we hope you can find one that speaks directly to you. Stay tuned!

Meet The Character Videos Now Live on YouTube :: added September 26, 2014

You can watch the Authors do their best at explaining the character and then hear the characters for themselves. Let's start with Dee.

Character Music Notated :: added August 30, 2014

Here is the sheet music for Izzy, Cimi, Ponce, Leachim, Thera, Gore, Carys, and Ursula prepared for us by Steven A. Gearhart. You can hear snippits of each composition. ENJOY!

Kan-Du Battle Music Now a Part of IZ~ :: added August 28, 2014

Steven A. Gearhart has just completed the final composition to accompany Chalice Mitchell's video version of the Kan-Du Battle between Kurl Tszargon and Gore Andriol. We hope to have a sneak listen for you soon!

Book 1, Encounters has completed a round of inspection for eBook publishing. Telemachus Press is guiding us through this process. We just learned about Espresso Book Machines! A way to make the reading experience less expensive and convenient for college students.

We're hoping Roy Kelly's description of Planet Authair helps you understand its unique features. 

See Planet Authair orbiting between its suns, Olym and Valym.

Morgan has begun to set up our Business Facebook Page properly. She's a wealth of knowledge, and if she doesn't know the answer to our questions will find out. Welcome aboard Morgan.Morgan_Trousdale_300px_in_scarf_winter_coat.jpg

You can see for the first time Planet Authair with its Aurora tornadoes spiraling its florescent colors that collect ions from the suns, Valym and Olym. Thanks to Denisa Kuldova you can also see the unique orbit that Planet Authair travels in. 

The newest member of our team of artists, Denisa Kuldova has WOWED us with her ability to make Planet Authair a reality in all of its beauty and unusual features. Stay tuned for this exciting video launch!!  

Here is our cover for Book 1 Encounters. A shout out to Chalice Mitchell, illustrator!

We've added several new names to our Acknowledgments Page and clarified other's contributions! Please check it out!

Image of Kan-Du challenge :: added February 5, 2014

Kurl defends his life and honor.

Howell Sweat :: added February 3, 2014

Howell has been added to our list of acknowledgments. He's a lot of fun to work with. He made it possible for Syd to make her audio debut in Chapter 4 The Blood. We're still prparing files for Roy on that audio chapter.

Dyzzleberry Communicator in Action :: added January 6, 2014

Now you can see Cimi's newly upgraded DB or Dyzzleberry Communicator that has the power to beam up holographic real time images. Dyzzleberry_Communicator

Character Music :: added October 29, 2013

We've added some of our character's music that we'll be integrating into the Audio Books. You can hear it by going to THE GOOD, THE BAD, and or THE EARTHLINGS.

Ancient Ballad Form :: added October 18, 2013

IZ~ THE IZZY STORY NEW DESIGN :: added September 9, 2013

 

Our story is full of so many adventures and character interactions that we've decided to present it in a sequence of BOOK formats. There will be at least five.

BOOK 1 is comprised of Chapters 1 through 5.

It is our goal to have Book 1 available to you in a variety of formats. We've got an exciting team of skilled artists, editing, advising, writing original music, recording and animating, Yes, we plan to have printed, audio, and digital versions available for you. Please stay tuned. 

YEAH - CHAPTER 2 - NEW EDIT Published :: added August 19, 2013

ATTACK :: added July 16, 2013

Mumba Zola YouTube :: added February 22, 2013

We've added one of THE BAD to theizzystory's channel!. Mumba Zola!  Check out what he has to say!

Links in Chapter 1 Added :: added February 14, 2013

As you read GRAVITON 1 TO PLANET AUTHAIR, you can click on links throughout the chapter that will take you to images and voice narratives of the characters and to definitions of unfamiliar terms.  We've also added a hidden gem.

Anna Fraser, Air Traffic Controller :: added February 3, 2013

Many thanks to Anna Fraser, Air Traffic Controller, for her professional advice with air to ground communications. Please see our Acknowledgments Page

Audio Version of Chapter 1 in Progress :: added January 12, 2013

Roy Kelly will be our Voice Over Artist and Sound Engineer for Chapter One Audio Version. Stay tuned!!

Chapter One :: added December 21, 2012

Chapter One Ready for You :: added December 21, 2012

Read Chapter One and get right into the action!

Soon to be Published! :: added December 9, 2012

Steven Gearhart is developing Dorf's voiceover for Thera's song. It's the part of the story when Dorf hears Thera for the first time. You can now hear Thera's longing for a lover on this YouTube.

TWITTER ADDED :: added November 1, 2012

Please Tweet us! We're eager to have your comments.  

CHAPTER 1 PUBLISHED :: added October 21, 2012

GRAVITON 1 TO PLANET AUTHAIR ready for your review.  We'd love to have your comments!

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VIVIAN RECEIVES POMEGRANATE AWARD :: added October 10, 2012

YouTubes Added :: added September 27, 2012

You can hear what Illiachus and Ponce have to say. Just click on their Thumbnail and Scroll beneath their Character Sketch.

PLEASE STAY TUNED :: added September 16, 2012

We're developing an important addition to the beginning of our story.  Izzy's on his way back from earth in Graviton 1 with the crew that managed to survive.    He's come of age, as feline lizards do when they've been exposed to life, love, disaster and death. Izzy's asking Dorf some profoundly evocative questions. 

Izzy Telepaths :: added September 9, 2012

Our Characters are Getting Their Voices! :: added September 9, 2012

Izzy telepaths his message on YouTube through the voice of VO Michael Glick!!!

Discovery of the Treasure :: added August 24, 2012

The Update on the Hidden Gem DISCOVERY OF THE TREASURE is ready for your reading pleasure.  Just click on the link.

http://www.theizzystory.com/hidden-gems/pausn-98765432009/

IZ~ theizzystory characters on You Tube :: added August 21, 2012

We would like you to hear from each of our characters, so we have begun a search for voiceover talent to supply Youtube sound tracks of each character.  Please check back with us. We have submitted Dorf's script, Leachim's, Cimi's, Kurl's, and Chico's.

New Dyzzleberry Dictionary Entry :: added August 12, 2012

Watching-Brief

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A Professor, A Student and her Terrier :: added August 8, 2012

We are rewriting the Hidden Gem, 'Discovery of the Treasure' as a result of our research at Stonehenge and Bournemouth University.  Please stay tuned!

BU Archaeology Lab Today :: added July 6, 2012

The Treasure that Carys so carefully protected in Chapter Two is rediscovered by an archaeology student at BU (Bournemouth University).  In the photograph below you see a student today working in the same BU laboratory where Professor Geoffrey Devans, in our story, examined the Treasure that was uncovered at Stonehenge.  IMG_0421_resize.jpg

Recommended Reading :: added July 3, 2012

Here's an interesting book about Stonehenge.  Just read some of it at the library in Salisbury, England today.  Check it out!  http://www.amazon.com/Stonehenge-Biography-Landscape-Tim-Darvill/dp/0752436414

Peter Vang Petersen :: added June 28, 2012

Peter Vang Petersen, Curator of the National Museum of Denmark, has been added to our Acknowledgments Page.  His expertise is invaluable. http://www.theizzystory.com/acknowledgments/

Character Information :: added June 15, 2012

Below each character's enlarged picture is a new caption that tells what chapter that character enters the story.  Check it out!

Image of Graviton 1's trip to Earth has been updated.  See home page.

Ursula von Menglebort went shopping! :: added June 4, 2012

Ursula found the perfect pair of shoes for her work aboard Ragnarock. She has an evil plan that involves the stilettos!  You can see two pictures of them and read her comments about them on her Facebook page.

Ursula von Menglebort :: added June 1, 2012

Here's the link to check learn about a discovery that Ursula von Menglebort claims was stolen from her by Earthlings.  After reading the article, check out Ursula's Facebook page.  Maybe you can convince her to stop! 

 http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20123105-23438.html

Ursula von Menglebort :: added June 1, 2012

Ursula is insulted that her work has been stolen by some Earthling researchers from Australia.  Check out the Sciencealert link then go to Ursula von Menglebort's Facebook page and read her post.  Maybe you can convince her to stop!

http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20123105-23438.html

Chapter 2 Part 1 is Here! :: added May 27, 2012

Enjoy reading.  Would love to have your comments!  Sandy and Duayne

Chapter 2 :: added May 25, 2012

Chapter 2 will soon be available as a rough draft.  Stay tuned!

Thera Biography :: added May 14, 2012

Thera's biography has been updated on the webpage.  Check it out!  

Jacaranda Writer's Group :: added April 30, 2012

Our Thanks to the Jacaranda Writer's Group in Venice Florida for much appreciated constructive critique.  We will soon be posting this on the Acknowledgment's page.

Cimi is never satisfied! :: added April 28, 2012

Cimi doesn't like her new Facebook Cover.  Now it's back to the drawing table.  Hope she likes the new one!

Facebook Cover Photos Added :: added April 26, 2012

Please check Ponce, Ursula, and Leachim on Facebook.  They each have left a message for you, and they have new cover photos.  Ursula is not happy!

Logo :: added April 20, 2012

Check out our Facebook page with its new logo.  Thanks to C.T.R.A. for helping us through this design evolution.

Science Learning :: added April 17, 2012

Kurl, Chico, and Ponce have some recommendations for you. Click on our Facebook link to learn what they are.

Just Published Completion of Chapter 1 :: added March 28, 2012

Read Chapter 1 Part 3  -  Thorf has nightmares!

JEEVES :: added March 20, 2012

You can see Jeeve's image in THE BAD.  He's not really a bad guy.  He was the personal servant to the previous Valympyon President.  When Mumba Zola assasinated that president, Jeeves was forced into service by His Excellency President for Life Lord of All the Beasts of the Land and Fishes of the Sea and Conqueror of all Valympia.

HAPPY SAINT PATTY'S DAY :: added March 17, 2012

"Hi Earthlings, Happy Saint Patty's Day.  Whatever that is!"  signed Leachim Ztulk

ENJOY OUR NEW LOOK AND HAVE FUN :: added March 14, 2012

 Tomorrow IZ~ launches with many new features.  Be sure to check out Aristotle and Ursula. You will hear Aristotle telling Thorf a secret and Ursula spouting out her jealousy of  Ponce Heidon,  

New Synopsis :: added March 7, 2012

 A new synopsis has just been published on our Home Page.

New Izzy Story website experience :: added March 1, 2012

We are preparing a different way for you to navigate theizzystory website.  Stay tuned for this exciting new experience.

Acknowledgments Updated :: added February 28, 2012

We are pleased to inform you that Tina Bartley Martin has been added to our Acknowledgments page. Scroll all the way to Tina and read about her contribution. It gives you a clue as to what will soon be a fun addition to your experience on our website.

Kafieris Apartments on the Cliff :: added February 24, 2012

It's in just the right place with just the right atmosphere to provide just the right lodging for our opening character, Thorf Serendopolis. He's a young Ph.D. student who is in Santorini, Greece for the first time as an archaeology researcher. His mentor, Aristotle Maritimis has found a room for him at Kafieris Apartments on the Cliff. As you read Chapter 1 Part 2 you will find that Thorf has little time to enjoy the beautiful view from the balcony.

Annex Restaurant of Princeton, NJ :: added February 23, 2012

Sometimes, there is a business that no longer exists, but has made an impact on many people throughout the years. One such place is the Annex Restaurant of Princeton, NJ as mentioned in Chapter 1 Part 2 paragraph 7 of IZ~. The building is still there, you must descend to enter the new restaurant, as we used to do to enter the Annex, and one of the current owners is a relative of the Annex family. We found, in the place that once was the Annex, a restaurant and pub that still retains that local, comfortable feeling. We, ddwlem, do not know how many locals still visit or how many of the profs find themselves relaxing during a meal, but what a memory we have of such times. That is why Thorf and his fellow archaeology majors found Thor Heyerdahl at the Annex. Check out that part of the story and see if you get 'the same feeling.' If not let us know!

Morpheus :: added February 22, 2012

Look in Chapter 1 part 3 paragraph 4 to find why Thorf '...welcomed the soft wings of Morpheus.' You will also have a link to the definition of Morpheus.

Thorf's Hero :: added February 16, 2012

Learn about Thorf's hero, Thor Heyerdahl.  Chapter 1 Part 2 scroll down to the paragraph that begins, "Reassured by his last thought, ....."

Lathyrus Cicera Plant :: added February 15, 2012

Lathyrus Cicera Plant - See Hidden Gem and scroll down to paragraph that begins, "Just as I suspected."

Ursula von Menglebort has a valentine wish for you.

Roses are red and Ursula's blue
Give her your blood
And she'll love you

Ursula's Personal Valentine Message:

Vil you be my valentine
I'll give you chocolates and vine
A drop of blood is all I crave
To make you my devoted slave


Hidden Gem :: added February 9, 2012

Our hidden gem just had an addition to the narrative relating to an archaeological method recently used in a discovery at Stonehenge. Go to Hidden Gems and scroll down to 'ground penetrating radar' and also the word 'petrography.'

Archaeology.org has an article about a new discovery at Stonehenge. We plan to incorporate the method this article describes in February 12th's updates.  Stay tuned.

Santorini's Caldera :: added February 5, 2012

Look in Chapter 1 Part 2 for a newly embedded link that provides fresh off the press research from ScienceNews about eruptions involving Santorini's caldera.

Acknowledgments :: added February 1, 2012

Please see our two new highlighted entries on the Acknowledgment's Page.  We are thrilled to have these contributions.