Welcome to my world! I write full-time because I enjoy making things up. Seriously, this all began one day as I sat down with a notebook and started sketching out planets and technology that didn’t exist. Usually that’s when they put you in a special place with a bed, no windows and plenty of medicine. I’m just blessed enough to have readers out there who buy my ramblings and allow me to write full-time.

In 2011, I published my first book. I officially became an author the day I received my first royalty check. A whopping $26. That was a make or break moment for me. I put the check in a frame and nailed it onto my office wall. It’s still hanging there as a reminder of what hard work can do.

Gunship is my most notable series, though I’m currently collaborating with another author on Project: Deadworld, a fantastic new Zombie series. Look for it.

When I’m not writing, I’m usually either spending time with my amazing wife and kids or writing articles for the Legends Football League. Just to clear up a few other things, The Walking Dead is the best show ever created, I still prefer paper books and Starbucks Blonde is my brew of choice.

I’d love to hear from you! I’m the most accessible writer on this planet. I may not be able to respond right away, but I always respond to my readers. (@johndavisbooks)

John currently lives in Virginia with his beautiful wife of many years and their two amazing children.



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  1. Are your books selling? In 2006, I created the Lacy Dawn Adventures Project. Three short stories have been published, two in print magazines and one in an electronic magazine. Rarity from the Hollow, my first novel, was published by a short-lived ebook publisher started by the Acquisition Editor for the University of Michigan Library. In 2012, it was reprinted by Dog Horn Publishing located in Leeds. Unfortunately, sales have been poor despite several glowing book reviews and blurbs, including by the Missouri Review, Darrell Bain, Piers Anthony, Barry Hunter, and others. I believe that several factors may have contributed to my lack of success: poor self-promotion skill, mixed genre of the work, book covers that didn’t target a specific audience, lack of advertising funds in the budgets of small presses.

    It is hard to imagine earning a living. My aspiration at this point is to finish the sequel and, assuming continued good health, devote much more time to writing when I retire in a couple of year. Bob

  2. I’m actually working on a 40+ page short read on promoting work when self-publishing. Yea, sales are solid but Nicholas Sparks isn’t exactly looking over his shoulder just yet. It’s pretty much a mixture of using social media, staying on top of the trends and doing a lot of work, rather than handing it off to a publisher. I’ll let you know when the 40+ pages are available. Thanks, Robert!

  3. I also like to write fast paced action type stories, maybe its because I have the attention span of a fish ha ha. I also like your honesty and down-to-earth nature, I have a couple of tattoos as well :) And the isolation of secluded country retreats helps clear the noisy clutter from your mind so the good stuff can bubble to the surface, doesn’t it? … will check out some of your books. :)

    1. Thanks for the kind words! Taking the time to slow down absolutely helps everything, including writing. Personally, I just hate reading a book that’s 500 pages, with only 100 that really interest me. So I just write those 100 or so :)

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