Bestselling Author Reveals How Veganuary Changed Her Life!

January 9, 2023
Hosted by Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Ray Star is a multi-award-winning author from England. Her debut novels, Earthlings (The Beginning) and Dominion (Earthlings book 2) have gone on to become Amazon bestsellers in multiple categories and the final installment of the trilogy; Land of Hope and Glory (Earthlings book 3) is eagerly awaited by readers and set for release in 2023. Get the books now at: Ray's passion for animals inspired her to close her PR business of over 15 years to dedicate her time to #WritingForNature. The Earthlings trilogy is the tale of a magick-born girl named Peridot, living in a dystopian world where animals rule and humans are enslaved, and she is destined to either save or destroy them. Ray named each book in the trilogy after documentaries that made her go vegan, after taking part in Veganuary in 2018. Those life-changing documentaries are streaming on UnchainedTV, the global, TV network for the compassionate plant-based lifestyle. Watch them here: Earthlings, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix Dominion


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Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell is the founder and editor of, a digital news network focusing on animal rights and the vegan/compassionate lifestyle. Jane has won four Genesis Awards from the Humane Society for her reporting on animal issues. VegNews named her Media Maven of the Year in 2010. In 2013, Mercy for Animals awarded her their Compassionate Leadership Award. In 2014, Jane was honored for fighting animal abuse by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. In 2015, she received the Nanci Alexander Award at PETA's 35th anniversary. In 2017, she received Last Chance for Animals’ Sam Simon Award and Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s Woodstock Warrior award.

For six years, Jane hosted her own show on CNN Headline News, where she ran a weekly segment on animal issues. Before that, she reported for the nationally syndicated Warner Brothers/Telepictures show Celebrity Justice, where she did numerous stories on animal issues championed by celebrities, and was also a news anchor/reporter at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and WCBS-TV in New York. Velez-Mitchell is a graduate of New York University and began her career with reporting stints in Ft. Myers, Florida, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.

Velez-Mitchell is the author of four books, including two New York Times bestsellers, and directed and produced the documentary Anita Velez: Dancing Through Life which won a Gracie award in 2001. She lives with her partner, Donna Dennison, and their 4 companion animals in Los Angeles.

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