As one of 2011’s breakaway indie authors, John M. Davis has written 30+ stories, several of them bestsellers. Known for his pulp science fiction series Gunship, John has also received praise for his novel Wicked and his prequel novel to the motion picture REDD.

Citing authors Stephen King, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and David Drake as influences, Davis contacted Drake prior to penning his Fleet series (Drake has a science fiction series by the same name) to get Drake’s blessing. Davis also wrote Hollow Earth as “an homage to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Pellucidar” series, often citing Burroughs’ as his favorite author. In fact, strangely enough, many readers compare the work of both authors and both Davis and Burroughs share the same birthday.

Outside of writing, Davis is currently studying to become a history professor with a focus on military strategy. Having married the love of his life in 2001, Davis and his wife have 2 kids and reside just inside North Carolina – owning both a rural house dubbed “The Ponderosa” and a secluded mountain retreat.

Outside of an unhealthy 80s obsession, David enjoys reading pre-1950s fiction, is an avid doomsday prepper and podcasts on both subjects (writing and prepping) thanks to the help of his best friend “Caveman” James, who also serves as his podcast producer and “tech guy” – seen fishing in the background, catching nothing and blaming mud turtles.

Davis’ work has often been compared to the experience of reading a graphic novel – quick, exciting, on to the next. Many authors in the traditionally published community dislike Davis for this reason, along with his continual bashing of publishing the traditional way.

“It’s stupid. Who uses a lit agent and publishing company in 2021? Look, writing isn’t easy, it’s a lot of work, but it’s also not hard. Most authors fail because they are trying to pen the next Lord of the Rings or Lovecraft. I’m just trying to write things that will entertain people on a plane flight, you know? If my stories can hold your attention for a few hours then I have done my job as an author. I’ll let the haters hate on that method if they want to, they’re certainly free to do it, and instead I will focus my attention on outselling them, which I’ve been doing since 2011.”

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  1. Hey John where are you located ,if you don’t mind me asking .I heard you mention about Charlotte I am close to there work in downtown area . Love the videos and advice thanks and God Bless

      1. Good Morning!!!! I was wondering about where you were from here in NC and I saw someone else asked also… We are from Scotland Neck NC… we want to get up that way one day to visit the BIG Mayberry stuff lol… Be safe out there with this crazy weather. Us more east are just gonna get the rain and cold… unless it decides to move east… anyway… loving your channel… sharing on my facebook also hoping you are getting more people… take care

  2. Good morning John. In the video you posted this morning, you mentioned you didn’t know anything about ham radio and that you needed stronger communications. I’ve had my ham radio license now for a little over 6 years, but when I first started looking into it, the amount of information out there was completely overwhelming to me and I couldn’t figure out where to start. I’m no expert by any means, but I have enough of an understanding now that I will actually be teaching a class at my local gun shop as an intro to emergency communications. If you have any questions about how to get started, or about how it works, feel free to reach out to me at my email and I’d be glad to help. Ham radio is a very powerful and capable tool, especially for preppers. Take care! -Andy

  3. Good Morning, I was looking for a email for you but I didnt see one? I pray all is well with you and your family. I found something interesting for you to check out when you have time.I am a christian and interested in prophetic dreams. Im not sure if you’ve heard of Dana Coverstone? He is a pastor in KY and is on FB and YouTube. On his FB page 10/28/2020 he release an interpretation of a dream he had in 12/2019, some of his dream from the Lord has come true in our nation. In this interpretation he reveals who is behind the scenes and I thought it very interesting and wanted to share this with you. I pray God protects you and your family and He continues to use you to advance His kingdom to share the Gospel. God Bless.

  4. Hi, John (Prepper Nation)
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  5. Listened to your YouTube on trafficking. I recommend 3 websites to go to. Veterans 4 Child Rescue, Operation Underground Railroad, and These are all good resources. Also, watch Chad Prather episode 405, titled On the front lines of human trafficking. I know your question is why donate money. The children have to placed at a safe location once they are rescued and a lot of counseling which takes months. The children have no clothes or personal items to bring with them These safe house are funded by these nonprofits. Most of the rescues can be quite dangerous and emotional. Plus to do any sting operation requires funding. I hope this will help you with your research. This is the 2nd largest industry in the world after drug trafficking.

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