Izolda Trakhtenberg

Biography

Born in Moldova in the former Soviet Union, Izolda grew up steeped in the rich heritage of Eastern Europe. After her family immigrated to the USA, they settled in Michigan where Izolda graduated from the University of Michigan. Izolda worked as Director of Writing and Production for the public records research firm, The Information Prospector. Then, she proceeded to the National Geographic Society's Educational Media Division followed by a stint as an environmental educator for NASA. She has co-authored numerous scientific publications as well as written stories for various on-line magazines.

During this time, she pursued her musical interests. Izolda released her solo CD, Sound the Deep Waters in 2003.

She is an avid fantasy and science fiction fan, and she devours movies like they are pieces of dark chocolate.

She released her first book, "Life Elements: Transform Your Life with Earth, Air, Fire, and Water," in July 2008. Her second book was released in March 2011. The first in the Fairy Godmother Diaries series, "The Fiddler's Talisman" follows the adventures of badass fairy godmother, Evie Songbottom in modern-day New York. "The Piano's Key," the second book in the series, was released in April of 2016.

Izolda and her husband reside in Greenbelt, MD with their dog and three cats, and a house full of musical instruments and juggling clubs.

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Books

The Fiddler's Talisman: Book One of The Fairy Godmother Diaries
Series: The Fairy Godmother Diaries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,430. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Evie Songbottom isn’t your childhood Fairy Godmother. She loves whiskey, movies, and music. But she’ll need to hustle to handle her Charge, violin prodigy, Joanna. Born of fairy ancestors, Joanna caught her boyfriend cheating with her Juilliard roommate. Now, her magic-tinged sorrow is flooding New York with disaster. Evie must heal Joanna’s wounded soul and deal with her own forbidden new love.
The Piano's Key: Book Two of The Fairy Godmother Diaries
Series: The Fairy Godmother Diaries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,600. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Evie Songbottom and Joanna Brennan won their first battle. Now, Joanna guides her own students, and Evie leaves New York to train in the Fairy Lands. After Evie’s love is attacked, she returns to help an amnesiac Daniel and to guide her new charge to his destiny. When a terrifying danger threatens the world, good and evil clash in an explosive battle that will decide the fate of both worlds.
Finding Your Tarot: How to Choose the Right Deck For You
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » New Age » Tarot
People have increasingly become curious about tarot cards, their meanings, symbols, and history. Many might wish to learn more or even purchase their own decks, but they need guidance on how to proceed. This article gives a great primer on how to choose your first deck. Read what to look for in a deck, the types of decks in publication, and the easiest ways to learn about the deck you chose.
Life Elements: Transform Your Life with Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,570. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
What if you could: Actively cultivate self-confidence? Develop a reasoned, thoughtful state of mind? Access your emotional and compassionate center? Find a true sense of peace and belonging? With Life Elements you can cultivate the solidity of Earth, the passion of Fire, the compassion of Water and the mindfulness of Air and live a well-rounded life.
Beloved to Hamlet: If Ophelia Had Lived
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
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In Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," the Lady Ophelia dies a tragic death. But what if she had survived her fall into the river? How might things have turned out differently? See Hamlet through her eyes. Seamlessly interwoven with the original play, this story traces Ophelia, if she had lived.

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