Fifteen years ago while in Papua New Guinea, I purchased a piece of property deep in the Appalachian Mountains I had never seen and knew nothing about. After closing, I discovered my mother’s maiden name written on the bottom corner of the plat. This led to the shocking discovery that the piece property I just bought site unseen was connected to George Washington, the French and Indian War, the Drapers Meadow Massacre, Cherokee warriors, and three of my first generation grandfathers. I knew then it was no accident that I came to be here.
The Sibold Effect will describe in detail exactly who brought me to this enchanted place and why. It will reveal a supernatural conspiracy plotting to expose what has been buried under the graves of my grandfathers for thousands of years. This is a true story.
Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author John David Miller whose book The Sibold Effect fascinated me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love incredible books but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for Miller, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Miller will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful John David Miller!
Dave Miller spent every summer as a child playing in the caves surrounding Greenville, West Virginia, deep in the Appalachian mountains. This started a series of lifelong coincidences that one day would draw him back to very place he started his adventure. This life journey would prepare him somewhat for what he would find one day buried on the side of the mountain that contains the graves of his ancestors. Dave has been a contributor to Smithsonian Magazine, Ancient-Origins.net, Paranormal Underground Magazine, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Now, how wonderful does Miller sound?! Miller is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of Miller’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and Miller, I hope that you enjoy Miller’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book?
Fifteen years ago while on a dive trip off the coast of Papua New Guinea, I purchased a piece of property in the Appalachian Mountains I had never seen and knew nothing about. Shortly after closing I discovered my mother’s maiden name written on the bottom corner of the plat.
I knew right from the start that it was no accident that I came across this little piece of property deep in the Virginia mountains. The question was now, and what this book is about, is who brought me here and why?
What would your advice be for aspiring writers?
Always follow your gut, it just might be your guardian angel trying to reach you and communicate with you.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?
Does it keep you engaged throughout the entirety of the book? How hard is it to put the book down? Does it all come full circle? Does it have a surprise ending?
What is your writing process like?
It took me three years to the day to write this book. When I started I had no idea how it was going to end. During those three years I was fed clues one by one. If I figured out one, I was given another. I knew something special was going on but did not know exactly what it was so I filmed and photographed everything as it happened. In a way, this book wrote itself. It is laid out in the order that it happened with photographs taken at the time to document this truly unbelievable story. By the end of the book I had figured out exactly who brought me to this place and why. When I started writing this book it was like thousands of puzzle pieces of seemingly unrelated coincidences, but by the end it was a beautiful mosaic telling the story of a lifetime.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
With a title like “The Sibold Effect: Beyond Science, History, Ghosts, and the Appalachian Supernatural” you can imagine how much research was needed to thoroughly explore the backstory including the history, science, supernatural activity, sacred geometry, numerology, animism, archaeology, geology, and eventually found the answers that I was looking for buried deep in the Cherokee folklore of the area.
One thing you can definitely say about this book is that it is thoroughly researched.
Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?
Always inspired but very difficult to focus and write. Sometimes shamanic drumming works well to quiet the mind.
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
As a kid I read every Hardy Boy book ever written.
Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?
I am currently working on a book about driving for Uber. It will be a sociological snapshot based on over 7500 rides and their personal stories. An Uber driver is like a bartender and the ride is his drink. Most riders will tell you their life secrets in a fifteen minute ride. Hopefully it will make an interesting read.
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Miller! If you have liked what you have read about Miller and are interested in learning more about Miller and reading Miller’s work, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.
Goodbye for now book lovers,