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John Paul Miller to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “False Riches”

John Paul Miller to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “False Riches”

October 4, 2023





What will Kentucky Book Festival visitors find on your table?

My debut novel False Riches. Bookmarks and postcards.



Whom do you invite to stop by? Who will benefit from reading your book?

Readers who are looking for an intriguing story about the people who love horses and deal with the trials and tribulations of the horse racing world. Readers who care about the safety and protection of riders, jockeys, and horses. It’s a crime story and a love story (maybe more than one!).


Could you please tell us something curious about you and/or your book?

Before I met my wife thirty years ago, all I knew about horses was what I’d seen on TV. I was immediately immersed in her world; she had been in the thoroughbred racing world her whole life. I began taking horseback riding lessons and writing workshops. I spent countless hours at thoroughbred racetracks and working on our farm with our horses. I listened to the stories of her friends who were owners, veterinarians, trainers, and jockeys – all of which sparked my imagination and inspired me to write False Riches.


This is my first time participating in Kentucky Book Festival.

I am looking forward to showcasing my novel to potential readers and having the opportunity to interact with them and other authors.





John Paul Miller fell in love with writing in the American Literature classroom of Dr. Francis Skipp at the University of Miami, FL. The only thing John Paul knew about horses was what he had seen on T.V. and in the movies, until he met his wife, Judy, and was immersed in her world of thoroughbred racehorses. For the past twenty-plus years, he has spent countless hours in riding lessons, in the saddle on trails, and in the bleachers at horse shows and rodeos at Calgary, Cheyenne, and Ft. Worth. The research for this novel required attendance at Keeneland, the KY Derby and Breeders Cup races. But most important, John Paul was in a completely different classroom with his wife’s friends, who were trainers, veterinarians, jockeys, exercise riders and thoroughbred owners. Their life’s stories from the horse industry. sparked his imagination, and inspired him to write False Riches, a novel about how horses help heal humans. John Paul Miller lives on a farm in Lexington, KY with his wife, four horses and two dogs.