Paul Davis


Paul R Davis was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He went to Lakeland College near Sheboygan, where he started a bachelor's in creative writing, and eventually switched to English, secondary education.

He taught in Kentucky at an at-risk high school where he learned about spitting tobacco, guns, and the terror of coal trucks going 50 on a 35. He continued to substitute teach and teach for four years, urging students to go for the impossible, while also telling them to stop talking.

His writing is inspired by the classics, a habit he formed from a high school English teacher. While he prefers ancient mythology, he also enjoys Victorian horror, early science fiction, steampunk, and poetry.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to explore. The world has amazingly beautiful places, and often times what's written for fantasy can't compare to what's actually out there. I'm also trying my hand at making board games and I absolutely love playing them. Firefly and the Witcher board games are among my favorite.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't really remember, but I found it, or at least what I think is my first story. When I was going through bins of stuff when moving out of my parents' house, I found a single sheet of paper where the lines are massive and the paper is cheap. It had a fan fiction for the BFG written on it. It was horrible, and couldn't read half of it, but I'm sure I thought it was amazing at the time. That there was no grade on it told me this was entirely for my entertainment.
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Where to find Paul Davis online


A G'desh Tale: The Mute of Abr
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In Abr, an Arabian Nights inspired city, the Mute hunts giant reptiles which roam the desert. Her hunts start as a means to provide for her baby daughter. However, when she amasses too much wealth, she becomes a political target.

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arabian    arabic    fantasy    female protagonist    fiction    myth    short stories