I'm John Russell, an internationally known psychic; an avid biker; and author of the nonfiction book: Riding with Ghosts, Angels, and the Spirits of the Dead.
I'll bring you along with me on a truly magical ride as I travel thousands of miles off the beaten path to explore the paranormal from the seat of my beloved motorcycle, Melissa. Everywhere I roam ghosts, angels, and the spirits of the dead come to greet me, communicating intriguing messages to me and providing me with an incredible array of otherworldly manifestations.
Come along with me on an exciting daylong ride filled with mind-blowing supernatural interactions that appear to have been instigated by the intelligences behind crop circles.
Hike with me through vast, lonely woods as I experience a lifesaving encounter with a ghostly owl and a Native American Indian Spirit in a haunted forest.
Let's enjoy together a day's ride from my home base in Florida to Georgia, arriving at Savannah's famed Bonaventure Cemetery for a revealing paranormal investigation that left me astounded, giving proof that invisible intelligences watch us and hear the words we speak.
And then, just imagine: making a phone call...to a ghost?
Encountering—and having interactions with—multiple UFOs.
In the aftermath of a notorious tropical storm ride along with me as I experience mystical weather events that are so bizarre that it makes me wonder if storms are controlled by intelligent entities, or if the tempests themselves may be cognizant.
Join me as I ride to a historic Civil War battlefield and share in my amazement when I'm treated to one of the most authentic battle reenactments possible...conducted by the phantoms of the soldiers who fought there.
Enjoy these and more incredible true stories of the paranormal. Come along for the ride! Buy your copy today.
He also unabashedly admits there are a lot of things he doesn’t know, such as the purpose and meaning behind his specific experiences, and relays the frustrations of having too many unanswered questions and being unable to direct his interactions with the supernatural. Though some will question the validity or explain away his encounters, readers will be charmed by his freewheeling prose (“I… look up… expecting to see a whirling mass of tornadic doom—Damn it...I’m too young to die!—and instead I’m greeted by the sight of a shiny metallic looking disc…. I literally perform a cartoon-style eye rub”).
His affection for things natural and supernatural—he calls a particular branch “my old friend” and dedicates the book to “my guys on the Other Side”—and his gratitude for these experiences are infectious. Russell brings his treks to life with vibrant immediacy. His unadulterated joy and way with words yield an entertaining and meaningful account.
Takeaway: Motorcycle riding and psychic experience enthusiasts will relish in the physical and spiritual journey of this entertaining autobiography.
Great for fans of: Maureen Hancock’s The Medium Next Door, Marla Frees’s American Psychic.
Design and typography: A-
Marketing copy: A
PENCRAFT AWARD WINNER: Best Book for Nonfiction—Religion/Phil. (2023)
SILVER AWARD from the Nonfiction Book Awards (2021)
BRONZE MEDAL from the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest (2021)
FIVE STAR REVIEW from Readers' Favorite (2020)
LONGLISTED for the Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards (2019)
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