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Our Publications are full of creativity, exploration, resources, and we are having fun .
Our publishing date is Sunday, December 4, 2016, issue 456

Old versions of Page Two are one click away

Issue #395 created the most recent Page Two
Our older Page Two shows that effort.

Welcome

You found your way here! Are you bored, curious, have too much time on your hands? Do you want to learn a little more about this author? The Author page is updated weekly. Currently the updates provided are minimal. Explore and enjoy.

The Week That Was

The week of November 27, 2016 through December 4, 2016 saw no progress on the second volume of The Election series one more. The novel will come together. I think December publishing will happen.

Review our Books Now!

Please review my free books. Contacting and getting peeps to write ONE review is a full time job!

The downloads update for 12/4/16 is little changed this week: Eyes on the World 2 has 168 downloads. Boo has a Bad Day has 115 downloads from Smashwords. Two from Amazon =117 total. The Announcement has 307 downloads. Reading Aloud has 352 downloads. My first book Eyes on the World has 572 downloads, not including the thirteen confirmed Sales at Amazon.
Total Downloads since publication for all books: 1515+ 13 = 1528 total downloads.

One more free book is coming before I start formatting an actual, real, full length novel for money! I remembered 50+ additional, forgotten downloads, for the chikdren's story that should count and I will add them in sometime later. They were downloads my readers likely gave to other readers, and friends of my deceased Illustrator, Keith Wolfe at the behest of his widow, Nancy.

Grab our Books Now!

FREE is the best price in the world. Introduce your friends to these FIVE free books!

Eyes on the World 2 was published on April 13, 2016 and can be downloaded from https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/629640. Boo Bear has a Bad Day and is located at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/574130. This is our illustrated picture book edition to read to children published on September 2, 2015.

The Announcement was released on March 30, 2015. Conspiracies are coming. Prepare yourself, and jump into the first volume. You can get your free copy of volume 1 of The FREE Election series at:
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/531747

Having Fun Reading Aloud is non-fiction and shows how anyone can build skills and help others by reading aloud to others. The focus is building relationships, and fun. Pick up your free copy at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/491704

Eyes on the World is a Sci-fi/adventure series. Volume 1 is free on Smashwords

Become part of this adventure. Go to Smashwords for: Eyes on the World (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/450335)

You can also contribute to the author's retirement and actually pay for the book for $.99 cents on Amazon!
Eyes on the World is always available at Amazon.com for $.99 cents.

What's New?

My blog will tell you what I am doing and thinking daily before I publish the weekly update of this page. I do update this page every week. Links to my publications (at the bottom of this column) are also found on our page two with links to e-reader software.

As always, check my blog for any daily updates, frustrations, catastrophes or those unexpected changes that seem to pop up almost daily. While informative, the blogisodes are written off the top of my head, rarely planned. They are edited with changes to some previous content, and quickly posted. The intention is to make sure I write every possible day. I'm doing well with that goal.

Toastmasters

Read jdb's Daily Activity Blog if you want to see where I'll be making appearances or what I'm doing.

Toastmasters is a fun, creative organizational approach to getting ahead in work and in life. Toastmasters is a great opportunity to meet new people. We teach leadership and communication skills.

Our EnergyPlex toastmasters club is on Facebook (come visit us and like our page!) and we have a web page too.

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ToastmastersHobbs
EnergyPlex Web Page: http://energyplex.toastmastersclubs.org/

My Blog

I blog daily. My comments and thoughts on the previous day and ongoing activity are found on jdb's Daily Activity Blog
Should you post relevant comments on one of my blogisodes, it can reach me! If not there is Facebook and email. If you do not get a response or do not see your post added to the blog you need to alert me. Find a way!

Critiquing:
An Explanation of Feedback

... for current and future Readers... The purpose of having the help of readers before publishing is the process may make the writing better. Each reader brings different skills, perspectives, and perceptions.

Here is a laundry list of what you can offer writers. I will always want help. It is ALL about feedback. I need readers to tell me what they find, see, understand, like, and don't like about any story they review. I ask for, you, my readers, to give me feedback in whatever way works for you. I will also ask follow up questions!

Start the conversation! Sometimes, even "IDK!!" is an acceptable, if frustrating response.

Critique Me!

Here is a Laundry List of Possibilities
  • ask questions
  • correct those grammar goofs and errors
  • find those "oopsies", typos
  • show the writer what you don't understand
  • point out errors in plotting, details, or how the story moves
  • tell the writer what works for the reader
  • tell the writer what doesn't work for the reader
  • make suggestions, as in "have you thought about..."
  • comment on or question the beginning, the middle of the story, and the end
  • comment on how well or poorly the story moves along. Does the story keep you wanting to read it?
  • comment on any parts of the story that interest you, or lose your interest
  • Tell ME What You Think about the story, the site, anything!!

Publications Information

Customers can get our ebooks at different vendors.
Boo Bear has a Bad Day and is located at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/574130. This is our illustrated picture book edition to read to children
Having Fun Reading Aloud (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/491704)is free on Smashwords.

Our earlier publication: Eyes on the World is free on Smashwords.

The Eyes 1 book, Eyes on the World, is ALSO available at Amazon for USD $.99

You Can Contact Us

WAYS TO CONTACT: The simplest way is to add me as a friend on Facebook. Nothing is ever really simple, is it.

If you see one of my daily set of links posted to a friend of yours, you can click on my name, or perhaps even add your request for a specific story under the link in comments on Facebook.


If you don't see my face, you have the wrong person! Leave a Facebook message for John D. Boyden (look for my picture, probably under John Boyden), use our feedback page, or email me -the author- at jdb_educator@msn.com( jdb_educator@msn.com )
Please include any nickname (or your real name) you want to use and please state CVN as your subject! Thank you in advance.

Contact US

If any of our readers have requests they can post us on FB or contact us by email. We'll be glad to feature other stories. We welcome submissions and requests. We regret we get so few.