Interview with Laurie Izzy

When did you first start writing?
I think I started writing when I was about five after I received my first diary as a gift. From there I wrote down all the lyrics to my favourite songs on the radio - line by line. Maybe that's why I have such a connection to music - it's a beautiful blend of sound and words. Someone once said, music is what feelings sound like. As such, I've included links to a variety of songs (movies and books as well) throughout each Volume to share additional perspectives about a particular subject. The music provides a soundtrack to the books and helps them come to life.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Hmmmm. Aside from being rejected or ignored by over 50 Publishers? (insert grin) You know what they say. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results. I figured if they didn't want to take a chance on the books, then I had to take a chance on myself. For those who self-publish - they've got a little more grit than the millions of un-published authors who gave up based on third-party opinions. For every book, there is a reader, even if it's only one. If your words need to get out there - they will find a way.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When I'm writing, I am somewhere - anywhere - everywhere - a place where it feels as if there is no time, no space, no worries, no fears, no criteria, no rules and no restrictions. When I write, I feel free to be exactly who I am and express exactly what I think.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To help inform and heal the world, one thought and one word at a time.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Outdoors!
Published 2015-02-25.
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Books by This Author

The Book of Change: Loving vs. Evolving Relationships
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Series: The Book of Change: A Tapestry of 21st Century Culture. You set the price! Words: 32,920. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general
My goal for Volume 3 is to explore the world of modern human relationships to see what can be learned through a variety of examples. I believe we are capable of compassionate, loving relationships regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or social class even though the human species is currently in a state of disrepair and indifference when it comes to how we treat one another.
The Book of Change: Environmental Issues vs. Politics
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Series: The Book of Change: A Tapestry of 21st Century Culture. You set the price! Words: 40,670. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
We cannot expect environmental change if we are not willing to make the necessary sacrifices to ignite a complete paradigm shift - which is to move from a culture of consumption to a culture of conservation. Knowing the truth is part of the solution to a healthier planet. The rest of the solution lies within every one of you - to change, or not to change. That is the question.
The Book of Change: Global Finance vs. The People
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Series: The Book of Change: A Tapestry of 21st Century Culture. You set the price! Words: 25,460. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
It would appear that money is the root cause of global suffering in the 21st Century, proving that the universal law of cause and effect is alive and well in the world of global finance vs. the people. This book illuminates the endless connections between the elite players who hold all the purse strings and identifies the collateral damage caused by their actions on the human population.
The Book of Change: A Tapestry of 21st Century Culture, Readers' Guide
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Series: The Book of Change: A Tapestry of 21st Century Culture. Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
How to get the most out of the book series: The Readers' Guide walks you through the inspiration and intention behind the creation of the books. As you travel through each book you will see the evolution of modern humanity unfold through each subject. (Three Volumes) We are all connected. If we focus on what unites as humans and not what separates us, we might be able to fix us.