John D. Boyden was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, in 1950. John grew up in rural Nebraska and lives in Southeastern New Mexico with his wife, Melanie, and their dog, Sissy. He has four grown children and three grandchildren, of whom he is exceedingly proud. Eyes on the World (First Edition) is his first Smashwords Publication. He attended Grinnell College in Iowa and several other colleges through multiple summer programs. John earned his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Northern Iowa and taught school in Iowa and New Mexico for many years. He still ventures into the classroom, after retirement, as a substitute teacher.
John has completed and been paid for several “work for hire” projects including non-fiction, fiction, news, and editing and has actually received money as a published poet! The poetic pride has endured far beyond that lovely $ 5 payment. He also continues to write annual novels at NaNoWriMo.org in November of each year and recently began playing at the April 2014 Camp NaNoWriMo where he worked on his first story for publication.