John Rachel

Biography

John Rachel has a B. A. in Philosophy, has traveled extensively, is a songwriter, music producer, novelist, and a bi-polar humanist. He has spent his entire life trying to resolve the intrinsic clash between the metaphysical purity of Buddhism and the overwhelming appeal of narcissism. Prompted by the trauma of graduating high school and having to leave his beloved city of Detroit to attend university, the development of his social skills and world view were arrested at age 18. This affliction figures prominently in all of his creative work.

Since 2008, when he first embarked on his career as a novelist, he has had eight fiction and two non-fiction books published. These range from three satires and a coming-of-age trilogy, to a political drama and now a crime thriller. The two non-fiction works were also political, his attempt to address the crisis of democracy and pandemic corruption in the governing institutions of America.

With the publication of his most recent novel Petrocelli, a gruesome story about human trafficking for prostitution, he has three more novels in the pipeline: Love Connection, a drug-trafficking thriller set in Japan; Sex, Lies and Coffee Beans, a spoof on the self-help crazes of the 80s and 90s; and finally, The Last Giraffe, an anthropological drama and love story involving both the worship and devouring of giraffes. It deliciously unfolds in 19th Century sub-Saharan Africa.

Also in the works is a creative non-fiction work, The Naked American. It is allegedly an account of author Rachel's travels since leaving America August 2006, but more likely the product of the voices in his head which have plagued him since puberty.

A number of prominent publishers have declared that they will do everything in their power to make sure these new books never see the light of day.

The author’s last permanent residence in America was Portland, Oregon where he had a state-of-the-art ProTools recording studio, music production house, a radio promotion and music publishing company. He recorded and produced several artists in the Pacific Northwest, releasing and promoting their music on radio across America and overseas.

John Rachel now lives in a quiet, traditional, rural Japanese community, where he sets his non-existent watch by the thrice-daily ringing of sonorous temple bells, at a local Shinto shrine.

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Books

Fighting for the Democracy We Deserve
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,990. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
This is a manual for constructive voting in the 2016 election. It presents a concrete plan for wresting control of the country and our democracy back from the rich and powerful, and restoring the constitutional mandate of government of the people, by the people, and for the people. There is a financial reward for saving America from authoritarian rule by the corporate elite. If voters unite behin
Blinders Keepers (Second Edition)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,520. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In this dark comedy, a young man who escapes his hopelessly hayseed home town in Missouri is mistakenly labeled a terrorist and must survive a manhunt by government security agencies, while the President of an America in chaos and collapse perpetrates an end-of-the-world hoax, attempting to reclaim control and get himself re-elected.
12 - 12 - 12 (Book 2 of John Rachel's End-of-the-World Trilogy)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 127,660. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
"12-12-12" is the story of a great nation falling apart and one young man’s quest for meaning in the midst of chaos. It takes the stuff of reality and pitches it to a high scream. Open your mind but cover your ears. Knowledge is bliss but it’s loud and painful. Yet somehow still funny.
11 - 11 - 11 (Book 1 of John Rachel's End-of-the-World Trilogy)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,550. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Meet Noah Tass. Follow him as he tries to escape his hayseed hometown in Bible-belt America. This is not a movie. This is someone’s life. “11-11-11” is what you call a feel good novel. You’ll feel good about your own life when you get a load of the losers who populate the living graveyard of Pulnick, Missouri!
Petrocelli
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 150,270. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Lenny Petrocelli had it made until his gangland bosses decided to set him up as the fall guy for a child trafficking prostitution ring. If this gritty novel rings true, it’s for good reason. Petrocelli is based on actual stories from the violent and gruesome world of human trafficking, where millions of children and adolescents across the globe are held in bondage as slaves.
The Man Who Loved Too Much - Book 3: Oxymoron
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,160. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
How do we function in a world which is both as randomly and intentionally cruel, as it is randomly and intentionally kind? Can we make sense of our lives when so much around us makes no sense? In this, the final book of the trilogy, we find out what it means to be a "man who loves too much". More importantly, we discover if Billy Green is such a man.
Candidate Contracts: Taking Back Our Democracy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,750. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
Prepare to understand contemporary politics as never before! Prepare to see the future of American democracy! This manifesto offers a detailed, step-by-step plan for cleaning up the corruption in Washington DC, replacing the current crop of pay-for-play politicians with progressive, independent, minor-party candidates.
The Man Who Loved Too Much - Book 2: Entendre
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,820. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Billy Green saga continues! Billy’s challenging, sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, always unpredictable journey. He was more determined than ever to find meaning in life and comfort in love. But does it ever turn out the way we planned? The way we hoped and dreamed?
The Man Who Loved Too Much - Book 1: Archipelago
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,520. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Humor & comedy
This is the story of Billy Green. With all of the swell advantages of growing up in beautiful Detroit, Michigan … what could possibly go wrong?
An Unlikely Truth
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,450. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
It was a time of stalemate, gridlock, divisiveness, and polarization. The nation plunged into greater crisis and dysfunction as the list of things which weren't getting done grew longer. The survival of democracy and America itself were increasingly in doubt. This is the inspiring story of a small committed group of activists who either never knew or forgot the meaning of the word 'impossible'.

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