Boyd Craven Jr
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About Boyd Craven Jr
Hi, I'm Boyd Craven Jr. I grew up in Grand Blanc, MI, USA. I went to grade school there, and at 18, I went to work for General Motors there, where I worked for 30 years and 2 days. I love to read, and do so every day of my life. After I retired from GM, I had, 'Write a book' on my bucket list. In November 2012, I published my first here on Amazon, and there's just no turning back now. Every moment of every day involves my learning to tell a better story in some fashion. I'm hooked on words now, and my wife Donna of 36 years, approves of my addiction!
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THE FIGHT FOR SURVIVAL CONTINUES.
After the heart wrenching loss of his mentor, Jared and his new friends’ real test begins. Setting up what they need to stay alive out in the country, and figuring out how to defend against those who would try to take that from them.
But some things you just can’t plan for—and some fights you just can’t win.
Sixteen year old Samantha finds herself stranded seventy-five miles away from home after an EMP decimates the power grid, most critical technology, and communications. With the help of elderly family friends she arms herself with an old revolver and a backpack of supplies they provide, and starts walking toward home. Seeking the shortest and safest route possible, she decides to cross the Black Hills forest, but soon discovers it's neither.
With society collapsing right in front of her eyes, she comes face-to-face, over and over, with the cruelty and evil people will quickly resort to as soon as they discover there are no consequences for breaking the law.
75 Miles is a story of survival, heroism, and the contrast of kindness and evil from strangers when tragedy strikes.
Backyard Meat Rabbits
This is the first in a series called The Urban Rabbit Project that will share all of our different experiences with rabbits. Each Future Volume will build on the prior Volumes, but could be read as a stand-alone book. The idea is to allow the reader greater flexibility in choosing what interests them and what they find helpful to them. For example, this one is aimed obviously at those considering the idea of starting a small backyard herd of meat rabbits, but does NOT actually get into any aspects of harming any. It stops short of that. So, if one can overlook references to "meat" rabbits, it could be helpful to those interested in having outdoor pet rabbits too.
There are many books about raising rabbits. I find most very general, including information on keeping rabbits as pets, raising rabbits for show, and breeding rabbits to sell to processors for profit. This book will focus specifically on, and only on sharing with the reader our personal experiences and methods of raising meat rabbits on our 120’x120’ city lot in Michigan as self-sufficient meat for our family. It stops short of the actual harvesting process.
I’m often on my soapbox in support of the argument that it’s easier for a family to “need less” than to “spend more” money to buy quality food. Done our way, rabbit meat can cost close to zero after the initial setup is paid for. There are no taxes to pay, no middleman, no anything. It’s just like we’ve added a meat section to our garden!
Then, just like we do with our extra tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers from our garden, we can share or trade with our neighbors who don’t have any. It’s that simple. Backyard Meat Rabbits can benefit every family on the planet, in my humble opinion.
Next in the series:
The Urban Rabbit Project
Beyond The Pellet - Feeding Rabbits Naturally
In Volume 2, I am joined by a gentleman with over 30 years of knowledge and experience in feeding meat rabbits. Mr. Rick Worden, owner of Rise And Shine Rabbitry will share with us his take on going Beyond The Pellet. Like myself, Rick has worked extensively at moving away from commercial feed and towards natural feed for our rabbits. We write this together, aimed at a more advanced audience of Rabbiteers looking to take control of what their rabbits eat, what their feed costs are and ultimately what they eat.
Then I met Zab Nilsson and saw what she has done. Her rabbit colonies inspire me. Look inside, meet Zab, listen to her story and let her inspire you too!
Detective James Miller begins to question his own role with law enforcement.
The Silent Majority begin to find a voice.
Can the country survive the plague of political correctness that’s tearing it apart?
-Rated R by us, for language and violence-
People begin coming out of the ashes of a demolished and looted DC to see if recovery is possible.
A new contender for the White House is turning heads with his bombastic vernacular and willingness to throw political correctness out the window, sending liberals and progressives into fits. It seems they will stop at nothing to prevent his path to the highest office of the land.
Following the President’s mandate, Miller and Clay attempt to track down Mike Thor who's gone into hiding, while investigating the connections between the terrorists and the vigilante movement called Anonymous Justice. With Mike not wanting to be found, can he stay in the shadows as southern Michigan falls apart after the bombing that killed police?
The President of the United States has decreed both Anonymous Justice and Black Lives Matter as domestic terror organizations. He's ordered all of their social media to be cut, to prevent members from communicating with each other. The problem is, AJ has just discovered a terrorist plot that makes everything prior look like child's play. They have to get the word out. Can they make it in time?
This episode is promised to piss you off!
‘Artificial intelligence could spell the end for the human race.’
~Professor Stephen Hawking
‘AI could become an immortal dictator from which we would never escape’
Many such warnings exist out there today about the unknown behavior of artificial intelligence in the future. That maybe it’ll take over the world. That maybe it’ll find humans unnecessary and destroy us all. But—then again, maybe it won’t. I personally am fascinated by the ideas you’re about to read. Hannah discovered accidentally how to alleviate those worries. She and her team have learned that AI opens up a whole new universe of possibilities they’d never imagined before, and if you worry about the AI and what it might do; BECOME the AI.
Thus the idea of making ourselves Biological Super-Intelligence beings, and conquering the limitations of our genetics. Tell me after reading this, that you don’t do a— ‘what-if.’
The United States and China had been in a trade war. In order to dominate as the world's food supplier, U.S. Government owned Walsanto Seeds had developed an innovative line of genetically modified grain seed they called Plus. CornPlus, WheatPlus, OatPlus, and SoyPlus to name a few of the biggest sellers. They grew twice as big, twice as fast, and yielded four times as much as their heirloom predecessors. The whole world embraced America's new Feed The World initiative—until a problem was discovered. Somehow, the impossible had happened, and the cocktail of genes that had been added to make them grow like that moved up the food chain.
It began with the chicken industry, then pork, beef, and dairy followed. A brilliant forensic geneticist, named Hannah Withers got involved. Her research told her that unless drastic measures were taken soon, mankind was next in line for Hybridization.
With Hannah's first attempt at reversing the Hybridization a failure, she enlisted some help from some friends at MIT to program some tiny nanobots that should be capable of doing the job manually, by brute force.
They worked fine on mice...
This story begins the second linked series that collectively form the WE'RE ONLY HUMAN universe and is aptly titled FIXING THE WORLD. It'll make perfect sense if you start reading right here, but I'll bet if you like it, in between publishing dates here, you'll go read the first 6 novellas in FEEDING THE WORLD for background. Oh yeah...they're good too!
This story finished itself on us at 32,000 words. They do that sometimes. Hayley and I promise you'll like this one!
Hannah Withers performs her specialty—forensic genetic testing—on CornPlus and learns some absolutely SHOCKING facts, and finds herself up to her eyeballs in trouble as her reward!
Finding herself thrust into the world of politics and State secrets, someplace she has zero experience, she doesn't do well. Can Rusty help preserve her freedom long enough for her to discover how to reverse what she has dubbed the Hybridization Virus?
Read along to find out!
FEEDING THE WORLD is a provocative new series that parallels some of today's real-world issues, like: The trade war between the U.S. & China. Out of control sectors of government. Unrealistic regulations. Genetically engineered food.
From the mind of Boyd Craven Jr. comes a story world that most readers find "Scarily Believable..." "Right out of today's headlines..." "Different than anything else in this genre that I've read..."
HUNTER HOMESTEAD — Smack dab in the middle of all that, Jacob and Elaine Hunter sell their home on the water in a small Michigan city for more than they could've ever dreamed, and at the perfect time—just before the big real estate crash. With a fist full of cash, and timing on their side they retire from their jobs and set out to find the perfect place to settle down to a life of homesteading and sustainability. They might have found the perfect place, out in the middle of nowhere in South Carolina, but they also found something they hadn't counted on. His name was Mike Ford.
★★★★★ The start of a new world!! This first book in a new series I found quite enjoyable!! It's well written and the characters are fleshed out very well! I look forward to reading the next in the series!
★★★★★ A Scary Premise!! Great start to a fascinating storyline. I love the characters - being as I am of the older generation - their doubts, and their hopes and dreams. It's a scary premise - the whole genetic manipulation and I am really anxious to see where this series is going. Well done, Boyd Craven Jr.
★★★★☆ Different This story is different than what I'm used to from the Craven guys but still enjoyed it. Think it's actually the first story I've seen along these lines. I can say honestly the storyline interested me because I worry about what these big companies are doing to our food. Looking forward to starting book two.