Collected Virtual News Author Page ~~ News, Creative fun and Resources

Welcome to jdb's Author page 2.

Our Publications are full of creativity, exploration, resources, and having fun . This static page may be updated annually, or as needed. Edited September 26, 2015

My Friends Who Are Writers

I look forward to adding more. Their latest novels will be posted on the front page.

Lisa Powell
She has several novels available including paranormal romance.

Wil Ogden

Dr. Samantha Davis seems to have left the fiction biz for now. I hope she'll be back!

Sedona's Secret

R. Weir
Follow R Weir and Jarvis Mann on these social sites:

His books started with one short story and include two novels:
The short story is book one: R Weir. The Case of the Missing Bubble Gum Card at for $.99 cents and at Smashwords, for free. His detective series can be found at

Nathan Everett is a traveling writer and publisher. We finally met him in person, after over a year of Facebook contacting and posts. You can find him online and follow his travels.

You can see his story and publications on his Amazon Author page : and his blogging at

You can see more of his works, reviewed on Goodreads:

The Original Plan is Done!

THE Plan is the same as when I started gathering readers and critiques in September of 2013. I plan to post simple short stories on Amazon to begin to dip into the publication waters. I hope to publish four different ones, each a possible book or series and see what kind of reception I get. I'll post my publication schedule and information as it is known. Hope is a good thing that all writers need to hold on to!

My first FREE book, Eyes on the World, is available free on Smashwords. My very first Published Book effort Eyes on the World is at This Amazon book edition remains listed at .99 cents: My second FREE book is the non-fiction Having Fun Reading Aloud at . My third FREE book is The Announcement: My fourth FREE book is Boo Bear has a Bad Day: It is available world-wide through my three distributors. The Amazon book can be reached at Boo Bear has a Bad Day. This book is listed at $1.99: or

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 possibilities that readers can offer. Know that I will always want help. It is ALL about feedback. I need for readers to tell me what they find, see, understand, like, and don't like about any story they review. I ask for readers to give me feedback in whatever ways work for Them. I will also ask followup questions! Even "IDK!!" is an acceptable, if frustrating response.

What do people who critique do?

(There is repetition here, I AM a teacher*grin*)

A Laundry List of Possibilities

  • ask questions
  • Tell ME What You Think about the story, the site, anything!!
  • correct those grammar goofs and errors
  • find those "oopsies", typos
  • show the writer what you don't understand
  • ask questions
  • Tell ME What You Think about the story, the site, anything!!
  • 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
  • ask questions
  • Tell ME What You Think about the story, the site, anything!!
  • 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
  • ask questions!
  • Tell ME What You Think about the story, the site, anything!!

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 dd your request for a specific story under the link in comments.

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 )
Please include any nickname (or your real name) you want to use and please state CVN as your subject! Thank you in advance.