David Davis is an author, cartoonist and speaker. He grew up in San Antonio, Texas.
Davis is the author of Jazz Cats and Ten Redneck Babies, both of which were named to the Children’s Choice Top 100 list. Jazz Cats was a finalist for the Texas Golden Spur Award, as well. He authored
A Southern Child’s Garden of Verses, a collection of his poems for young people. His satirical Night before Christmas books are perennial comedy best-sellers.
In addition to his books, David has published pen-and-ink artwork, cartoons, poems, humor, and short stories in various magazines and newspapers, including Travels with Grandpaw, his graphic art stories about old time Texas, now featured on this website. He won an award from the Mississippi Press Association for his political cartooning some years ago. David earned a prize in the Writer’s Digest Writing Competition in the Children’s/Young Adult fiction category for his short story Black Diamond.
Davis is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. He is an active speaker and presenter at educational conferences and schools, including LeTourneau University, Baylor University, and Texas A&M at Corpus Christi. He’s been a featured author at the Texas Library Association Convention, and the Texas Book Festival. (See the Two For One link below.) David Davis lives in Fort Worth, Texas.
David Davis Books to date:
The Texas Twelve Days of Christmas-In Texas That Is, Pelican, 2o11,
Fandango Stew, Sterling, 2011,
The Green Mother Goose, Sterling, 2011,
A Southern Child’s Garden of Verses, Pelican, 2010,
Texas Aesop’s Fables, Pelican, 2008,
Librarian’s Night Before Christmas, Pelican, 2007,
Texas Mother Goose, Pelican, 2006,
Rock ‘n’ Roll Dogs, Pelican, 2006,
Texas Zeke and the Longhorn, Pelican, 2006,
Ten Redneck Babies: A Southern Counting Book, Pelican,2004,
Jazz Cats, Pelican, 2001,
Nurse’s Night Before Christmas, Pelican, 2003,
Trucker’s Night Before Christmas, Pelican, 1999,
Redneck Night Before Christmas, Pelican, 1997,