Author Archives: jdonovels

About jdonovels

Author of mystery stories and more

Tormented Heart (formerly known as Flying Home)

I contacted my editor and it looks like my manuscript is scheduled to be edited on the first week in March. In the meantime, I’ve decided to rename the novelette from Flying Home to Tormented Heart, as per my wife’s … Continue reading

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Thank you for a successful Valentine’s Giveaway

Thank you to the 191 people from six different countries who downloaded a free copy of my short Valentine’s story, One Shot to the Head. It held on to the Number 4 spot in the Free 45-Minute Romance Short Reads for … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Giveaway

One Shot to the Head: A Love Story – Free download February 13th & 14th Here’s your chance to download a free copy of the greatest Valentine short story ever written.  **      🙂 Two days only – Feb 13th … Continue reading

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Literary Humor

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Flying Home – Third Draft

I just completed the third draft of my latest novelette**, Flying Home. As mentioned in a previous post, by letting the story sit for a few days, I did manage to come up with an ending that I really like. I … Continue reading

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Flying Home – Second Draft

I just completed the second draft of my latest short story, Flying Home. As predicted in a previous post, the word count increased from 10, 000 to over 12,000 words (from about 42 to 52 pages in Microsoft Word).  That’ll … Continue reading

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Literary Humor

This cracks me up every time I read it. 🙂

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Flying Home – First Draft

Dear Readers I just completed the first draft of a new short story. I’ve tentatively titled it, Flying Home. It runs about 10, 000 words in the initial draft, but will probably grow by a few thousand words over the … Continue reading

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My Author Page at

This is so cool. Please check out my new Author Page and book listing at Then have a look at all the famous authors who are listed on that website. Now you know why I think it’s so cool. … Continue reading

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Mystery/Thriller $0.99 Promotion

Looking for a good read? Tired of the same old, same old? I’m participating in a Mystery/Thriller $0.99 eBook promotion with 23 other authors. The sale runs all day January 13th and 14th. Along with the 23 other discounted eBook … Continue reading

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