"Travels With Grandpaw" is "Tuesdays With Morrie" meets "Tom Sawyer"--in Boots. David Davis is known for his award winning children's books. This is a memoir about his 49 year relationship with his "Grandpaw" and Texas. Hunt, fish, laugh, cry, carouse, and hear stories of early 1900's East Texas. Get to know Ray Lacy--The best man David ever knew.
An eighth grade girl witnesses the zany culture war between her banker father and his old hippie mother, who is stuck in the sixties with bean sprouts,four spoiled cats,gallons of patchouli oil,ten pink flamingos, fifty wind chimes, and some questionable brownies baked in an ancient stove she calls "The Iron Maiden."
Whiskeypalians and country Baptists fight for the soul of the young David Davis during his summer trips to mid-fifties East Texas--with hilarious results...And who says you can't fight the preacher for the last piece of white meat at Sunday dinner?
The Literary Devil's Dictionary is everything you ever wanted to scream about the book business but were afraid to yell.This satirical dictionary of literary terms will have you laughing out loud. Also contains other infernal delights like a "Rejection Rejection" form. Written in the style of Ambrose Bierce. Humor for grown ups by David Davis writing as Tom Twain.
"On the first day of Christmas my writing gave to me: A Chicken Lickin' Day Job 'til three." So, begins this tome by David Davis (writing as Tom F. Twain). It's a delightful satirical send up of the Old Christmas song especially for writers. It is illustrated with zany comic art by the author. Great for Christmas, but fun for any time of year.
The Perfect Dog is one of the best short stories I've ever read. Jan Peck has a gift for telling a story in wonderfully edited prose. Every word that needs to be there is there, and not one word more. Use that style to tell a heartwarming story and you have the recipe for a classic. It's no wonder this story is known WORLDWIDE.
Ms. Lightfoot has written a book that rivals "The Elements of Style" in its simplicity, clarity and helpful information. There's no literary double talk here. Just page after page of editing insight. The tips on how to use a computer to best editing advantage are especially welcome. Every writer should have this book in their creative quiver. I wish I had known about this tome when I first started out. David Davis
Deborah Lightfoot has taken sword and sorcery books to a new level! Besides creating an engrossing fantasy world with a connection to Alice, and "Through the Looking Glass", Lightfoot has peppered her story with intelligent dialog and description. I can't wait to read the final two books of the trilogy.-David Davis author of "Travels With Grandpaw"