The author of two books and many inspirational articles about Jayananda Thakur is Vishoka Prabhu. He joined Srila Prabhupada's mission in 1974 in San Francisco, where he met Jayananda Prabhu.
By 1977, Vishoka was serving as a sculptor at FATE studios, working with Adi-deva and Bharadraja and many other talented devotees,
with some of his work being displayed inside the museum of the Detroit Bhaktivedanta Cultural Center,
as well as some gigantic eight-foot Vedic statues standing in the outdoor gardens.
In addition, he carved and produced many marble-like Deities of Their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai.
These Deities were distributed in several continents, including a set given to Kirtiraja Prabhu to be smuggled into communist Russia in 1981,
being the first Deities to come to Russia. Vishoka lives in the New Vrindavan Community in West Virginia with his wife, Pritha Dasi,
and has two daughters, Vishnu-priya and Vrinda-devi. He drives a truck cross-country for a living,
and uses every spare moment at home to maintain his Jayananda Web Page as well as other devotional projects on the internet.