John Rachel

Sasayama, Hyogo, Japan
Literary Goals:
To be #8,568,429 on the NYT best sellers list.

About Me

THIRD PERSON BIO: John Rachel has a B.A. in Philosophy, is a novelist and established political blogger. He has written eight novels and three political non-fiction books. His political articles have appeared at OpEdNews, Russia Insider, Greanville Post, and other alternative media outlets.

Since leaving the U.S. in 2006, he has lived in and explored 32 countries. He is now somewhat rooted in a traditional, rural Japanese community about an hour from Osaka, where he lives with his wife of four years. Daily he rides his bicycle through the soybean fields and rice paddies which sprawl across the surrounding landscape. As of the date of the release of this book, he has a small but promising organic vegetable garden which begs his attention.

You can follow his writing and the evolution of his world view at:

Additional Information

Rumors of my death have been exaggerated. Such wishful thinking probably stem from this promotional video ...

While I was an infant in an orphanage in Ypsilanti, Michigan, the nuns used to play catch with the New Testament. One of them missed and the heavy, leather-bound book landed in my bassinet. Actually, it hit me in the stomach and I upchucked the formula I had been fed only minutes before. This was my first contact with a book and it inspired my obsessive reading ever since, though I admit most books now still give me a stomach ache.

I dabbled in writing for many years, mostly bouncing checks and leaving the phone #s of people I disliked on bathroom walls. As a songwriter from my early twenties, I penned both music and lyrics to over a hundred songs, many of which are now used at Guantanamo Base in Cuba as part of their ongoing program of psychological torture.

I wrote a crossword puzzle in 1977.

Finally, I started writing novels in 2008. It has been a phenomenal and rewarding journey since.

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