John had always said that he wanted to be a writer but thinking back he isn’t sure of why or when it entered his mind. It had probably started in high school but it wasn’t because of English class. While he loved reading, English certainly wasn’t one of his favorite subjects. At the time “To be or not to be…” wasn’t one of John’s questions.
The desire to write was destiny’s reminder to him that there were things he would one day accomplish, WHEN the time was right.However, as too often happens in life, as most of us know, we rarely find time to chase our dreams.
Then one day, out of the blue, destiny stepped back in.
After many years of marriage, John and his wife had decided to part ways, to enjoy their lives separately to the fullest. It would be a positive thing for both of them.
But it was not to be as planned. Before the divorce was finalized, his wife was killed in a car accident. Instead of becoming divorced, he became a widower, alone for the first time in his life.
The unusual circumstances that followed, together with the early days of internet chatting, unknowingly set John on a course to chase his dream to be a writer, but only after a series of hard to believe twists and turns in the new found life into which he had been plunged.
John threw himself headfirst into the internet and its social scene. One day a short story popped into his head but he did not put it to paper. The story stayed in his mind, teasing him for many years. It never left him and one day he got the urge to write it.
He used personalities of people he had met online and molded them into his first fictional, internet based, romance – Mr. Baggins. His online friends were very receptive of the story but at the time, he took it no further. Nevertheless, the journey had begun.
Several long distance internet relationships ensued and in the process John learned the intricacies of online romance, love and heartbreak.
He wrote a few more romantic short stories but in July 2007 something happened.
John needed to diffuse some very intense emotions brought on during a five hundred mile relationship that had started online and progressed to in person. The emotions channeled into his first poem titled “If Only.”
He had never written a poem before and it felt so natural. The results were very pleasing. The next months brought more of those intense feelings and his emotions would effortlessly pour into his keyboard.
As a result, a compilation titled “Love’s Wall” was released March 2008. It was John’s first book and contains those writings together with whimsical and internet based romantic themes.
Having written about the feelings, it became apparent that he should write about the extraordinary events causing them. “Brick Wall” was released August 2008.
“Brick Wall” tells an intriguing romantic adventure and “Love’s Wall” shares how it felt.
Upcoming are books of the short stories and more poems.
Until then, pamper yourself or friends with the gifts of romance that last a lifetime – “Brick Wall” and “Love’s Wall” - available at all major online bookstores such as Amazon (free shipping) and Barnes & Noble.
The internet is a curious blend of fact and fiction. Where one ends and the other begins is often impossible to detect as is seen in John Peter Davis’s writings.
(In 2009, John found lasting love on the internet and for the first time in his life has become "Daddy John" to an instant family of kids (3 of which are 9, 10 & 10, including 2 divas). He is totally immersed in autism and ADHD for the first time also! That should inspire some interesting stories! Stay tuned...) p.s. They were married on March 30, 2010, a year to the day from when they first chatted.
Listen to a replay of John's Yuwie Radio Interview. It is the audio portion of an online video interview. Click the following link.