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Travels With Grandpaw Comics




DAVID DAVIS
WRITER, CARTOONIST AND SPEAKER







New for Christmas 2013!



By David Davis, illustrated by Candace Camling
A 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."
 Readers will sing along as magnolias blossom
 and slices of pecan pie are put on every plate.
Beautiful illustrations capture the vibrancy
 of this delightful Southern adaptation.






West Texas Christmas Stories
edited by Glenn Dromgoole
An anthology of more than 30 Christmas stories--short and upbeat,
set in 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.
)



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Cover, designed by David Davis, was winner of Best Non-Fiction E-book
cover from Book Designer Website October, 2011!
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"Tricks, Tactics, and Techniques" New E-book from Jan Peck and David Davis
Secrets to 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,
Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin/Putnam), Highlights for Children, Humpty Dumpty magazine, Madison County Journal,
Pelican Publishing 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...

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Travels With Grandpaw
David'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
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
it's about Ray Lacy--a Texas original and an unbribed soul.


Fandango Stew

Chile's good, so is barbecue, but nothing's finer than FANDANGO STEW!
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-
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!
Mother Goose has gone green-and this playful picture book invites kids to join the fun.
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 cage-free hen!
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:

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Black Diamond
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.
 



Nickels for the Plate
"Whiskeypalians and country Baptists fight for young David's soul
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'S
An 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. He's 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 cartoons. David is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
     With Redneck 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.

A short video visit with David Davis in Texas

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