Category Archives: Writing

Athena, the Warrior Queen of Yavdolo

Athena, the Warrior Queen of Yavdolo About Athena, the Warrior Queen of Yavdolo Damlol is a planet located outside the reaches of Earth and the solar system, a peaceful world from which many colonists from Earth left centuries ago, fleeing a worldwide caliphate. But all is not as it seems. Athena, the princess of a country known as Yavdolo, is growing up in a turbulent time. The kingdom of Avodla desires to crush all other nations and cover the world in an oppressive dictatorship--similar to Read more [...]

Evita: My Argentina

About Evita: My Argentina EVITA: MY ARGENTINA is the result of this quest to bring a human face to Evita, one not a saint, not a prostitute,  not a revolutionary, but to show the woman behind the myth. Davis writes in Eva's own voice, much as she did for Cleopatra in CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED.  Told in the first person, beginning, as Eva is dying of cancer, abandoned at the height of her power by all who loved her (or at least, who loved what she could do for them), Davis shows us a larger-than-life Read more [...]

Writing, Snow, and Winter Scenes

It’s snowing today. I love watching the snow fall. I grew up in Texas where snow rarely fell, and when it did, the whole world stopped. We rarely got over an inch of snow there, but usually it came with a layer of ice, as well. There’s no snow removal equipment there, so everything stopped until it melted! I still marvel at the beauty of watching the snow fall and stick to the trees like frosting on a cake. I don’t like shoveling the snow, but few do! It’s watching it fall through the Read more [...]

Cleopatra Unconquerd

Cleopatra VII has come down to us as the final queen of Egypt, famous for her love affairs with Julius Caesar, Marc Antony, and tragic death by suicide  via snakebite after she lost her last battle and beloved nation. But did it have to be this way? Alternate history is a genre that often combines historical research and sometimes, elements of science fiction and fantasy to imagine a 'what-if' scenario.  This novel on Cleopatra VII, final queen of Egypt, imagines what would have happened in Read more [...]

Grandma Honey’s Living Room

In the “Destiny Has Two Grandmas” series, I’ve been busy illustrating the next book. If you’ve been reading my blogs, you might already know that. I’ve made all the characters and most of the props. For the last week or so, I’ve been building sets. Just like they do for plays and movies, I’ve been working on the walls of all the different scenes. Today, I began work on Grandma Honey’s Living Room. Destiny and Grandma Honey talk and play together on the phone, because Grandma Honey Read more [...]

Put Your Press Releases on Steroids

Sending out a Press Release is something every book author and entrepreneur (authorpreneurs) should do on a regular basis. You don’t have to wait for some earth-shattering news to send one out. People have no idea what you do, unless you tell them. There are a lot of reasons to send out a press release including: New or revised book, product or service launching; new Website; new reports, webinars, e-books; received a personal or company award, including customer satisfactions awards; Read more [...]

New Destiny Story

Destiny has a new story that will be released hopefully just in time for your Christmas buying. As fans may know the Destiny series has now morphed into Easy Reader Books! This time Destiny has a problem that a lot of school children have: she’s being bullied and she makes a new friend! I thought it might be fun to share a little about the illustrations for the new book, “Destiny Gets Bullied.” I don’t think I draw as well as I’d like. However, I have illustrated some books with drawings. Read more [...]

Fall, Fairs, and Finding Items for Set Design

Today, the air was cool, giving us a slight sneak peek into fall! It’s one of my favorite seasons, when fall weather begins to grace our early mornings. Another fall favorite is community fairs and my favorite is the Cracker Barrel Fair in Wrentham, MA. I think I like it, because it is small and homey. The highlight is 4-H clubs showing their chickens, ducks, bunnies, goats, and sheep. They often sell cookies or raffle tickets to help fund the clubs. I don’t know why I get excited seeing the Read more [...]