CARTOONIST AND SPEAKER
New for Christmas 2013!By David Davis, illustrated by Candace CamlingA classic carol, served with a hot side of grits!
"On the first day of
Christmas my sugar gave to me
a porch swing by a peach tree."
will sing along as magnolias blossom
and slices of pecan pie are put on
Beautiful illustrations capture the vibrancy
delightful Southern adaptation.
West Texas Christmas Storiesedited by Glenn DromgooleAn anthology of more than 30 Christmas stories--short and upbeat,
West Texas or by West Texas writers--
that evoke memories of warm and
humorous holiday moments.
(A chapter from my "Travels With Grandpaw" memoir
is included in this holiday book.)
Cover, designed by David Davis, was winner of Best Non-Fiction E-book
cover from Book Designer Website October, 2011!
"Tricks, Tactics, and Techniques" New E-book from Jan Peck and David Davis
getting published and surviving the trials and tribulations of the
writing life from authors with 50 years of
experience between them. They've published art and writing with: About You! Books, Back Porch
magazine, Boys' Life Magazine, Celebration,
Chicken Soup for the Kid's
Soul, Christianity Today, Comic Buyers Guide, Dallas Morning News,
Books for Young Readers (Penguin/Putnam), Highlights for Children,
Humpty Dumpty magazine, Madison County Journal,
Company, Simon & Schuster BFYR, Sojourners Magazine, Sterling
Publishing Company, Turtle Magazine,
The Winnsboro News, e-books, and
many other assorted publications.
Real answers to your real questions
about the realities of the publishing world! How we were broke,
broke-in, how we stayed with it through struggles, got published--and
you can too!
Download from Amazon for kindle
...And Now Something Else For Grownups...Travels With GrandpawDavid's E-Book Memoir. Click on title to sample
at smashwords.com before you buy and download
Click Here to sample and buy from Amazon
Click Here to sample and buy from Barnes and Noble
"Travels With Grandpaw"
is "Tuesdays With Morrie"--in Boots. David Davis traveled with his
Chile's good, so is barbecue, but nothing's finer than FANDANGO STEW!
beloved "Grandpaw" Rayond Lacy (1905-97) across Texas in a relationship that spanned 49 years.
Mr. Lacy taught the author about hunting,
fishing , loving, kindness, courage and loss. Share their many adventures.
Match wits with a cagey stub-tailed rat near Kenedy, Texas. Hear about a Texas Hill Country Christmas
in the 1880's as told by an old farmer born in 1869. Carry a wild tomcat into the parlor with Raymond
and his brother. Fish the surf on Padre Island in 1960. Visit a
1911 East Texas Christmas
with a buckboard full of roman
candles, a new pocket knife, music, firewater, and
a kind old
Cherokee named Joe. Side Grandpaw as he stands up
to four hoodlums --when he's 82 years old!
This book is
about growing up, growing old, and the wheel of life. But mostly
about Ray Lacy--a Texas original and an unbribed soul.
No money? No problem! In this sunny, funny western-style take on the famous
folktale "Stone Soup," two penniless but wily vaqueros (cowboys) trick a whole
town into cooking a giant pot of stew for everyone to share. David Davis's
deliciously colorful language and Ben Galbraith's delightful illustrations make
this picture book a tasty confection. In stores now!
LINK TO KIRKUS REVIEW
by Jan Peck and David Davis"Together we'll do it-"Whiskeypalians and country Baptists fight for young David's soul
We'll help save the earth...
Come now, rhyme with me,
Let's turn our hearts loose,
And fly 'round the world
With Green Mother Goose."
As seen in April 2011 Parenting Magazine!
Goose has gone green-and this playful picture book invites kids to join
In these delightful “recycled” rhymes, Old Mother Hubbard
shops with cloth grocery bags;
Old King Coal is a better old soul,
working to keep our skies smoke-free;
and Hickety, Pickety is now a
Carin Berger's stunning and whimsical eco-friendly collages are created
from ticket stubs, newspapers, and other reused items. In stores now!
Link to Kirkus review
More E-Books by David Davis
Sample and download the e-book stories below by clicking on the links:
A Texas boy in the 1950's learns about beginnings, endings,
and the wheel of life
at an old man's Black Diamond watermelon stand.
This story was one of the award winners in Writer's Digest 2010 writing contest
for the Children/Young Adult catergory.
in rural 1950's East Texas. As his great uncle whispered to him in church, "When the preacher starts
crying you better put your hand on your wallet--'cause he's fixin' to get into it."
...And who says a boy can't battle the preacher for the last piece of white meat?ELECTRIC LUNCH AT GRANNY BOW'SAn eighth grade girl is caught in the culture war between her old hippie
grandmother and her wing-tipped banker dad with hilarious results.
Visit the pink house with ten pink flamingos, fifty wind chimes, no TV,
and an ancient cooking stove called "The Iron Maiden." Peace brother!
David Davis is the author of fifteen picture books to date.
published pen-and-ink artwork, cartoons, poems, humor, and short
stories in various magazines and newspapers. His efforts earned him an
award from the Mississippi Press Association for his political
is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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Night Before Christmas, Trucker's Night Before Christmas, and Nurse's
Night Before Christmas, Davis established himself as a writer of humor
that appeals to both children and adults. His book Jazz Cats was
a 2002 International Reading Association/Children's Book Council
Children's Choice Top 100 selection. His counting picture book Ten
Redneck Babies was a 2005 International Reading Association/Children's
Book Council Children's Choice Top 100 Selection. His Texas Mother
Goose and Texas Aesop's Fables became instant favorites. David lives in
Fort Worth, Texas. He makes regular school, library, and conference
presentations. Click on the TWO
For ONE link for details.