About the Authors
Iz~ The Izzy Story is a joint creation between husband and wife. Ddwlem is the pen name chosen by D. Duayne Whitehurst and Lucille E. (Sandy) Mayton.
Duayne has a PhD in organic chemistry from The University of Iowa. He conducted research in petroleum chemistry and catalysis at the Central Research Division of Mobil Oil Corporation for 30 years. In 1979 he received the Henry H. Storch Award in Fuel Science for his contribution to the chemistry and utilization of coal. After retirement, he has consulted for Mobil, Exxon, Chevron, and Merck corporations and was an adjunct professor at the University of Kyushu, Japan. Aside from his continued development of Iz~, Duayne maintains a long-enjoyed consultancy in catalysis and petroleum research with Haldor Topsøe A/S near Copenhagen.
Sandy holds a Master's Degree in Developmental Reading and has Reading Specialist and Supervisory Certifications from The College of New Jersey. Her professional career spanned thirty-one years in New Jersey as a teacher, a reading specialist, and an assistant supervisor of education. She enjoys bringing life to Iz~ in the various places the two of them call home. It may be in the southern United States, the northeastern United States, or Denmark where she and Duayne can be found, between family events, deep in the development and research of the next book.
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IZ~ The Izzy Story - Book 1 Encounters
A plague is killing people on a distant planet. Daring scientists from Planet Authair travel across space to complete research in a race to cure this deadly menace and find Earth best suited for them. This is the first in a series that introduces the characters and foretells of the many mysteries and adventures about which the reader can look forward to unraveling in IZ ~ The Izzy Story.
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