A humorist, cartoonist, speaker, and writer, David Davis is a Texas native with a gift for storytelling. Davis's colorful characters come to life in his lively and timeless stories. Though most of his picture books are set in the South, they transcend the regional label.
After time in the banking industry, he began a career as a political cartoonist. In the mid 1980s, he started working as a freelance humorist. Davis's satirical poem “Redneck Night Before Christmas” attracted the attention of Pelican and led to the publication of his first book. His subsequent books, filled with humor, flair, and catchy language, are a tremendous success. Ten Redneck Babies: A Southern Counting Book and Jazz Cats were both named to the Children's Choice Top 100 List. Jazz Cats was a finalist for the Texas Golden Spur Award and is an Accelerated Reader Program selection. Texas Mother Goose and Texas Aesop's Fables were named to syndicated columnist Glenn Dromgoole's yearly Top Ten Texas Books, and Librarian's Night Before Christmas struck a chord with hard-working librarians everywhere.
In addition to his books, Davis's artwork, cartoons, poems, and short stories are featured in various publications across the country. His political cartoons won an award from the Mississippi Press Association. He is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and is in demand as a speaker and presenter at educational conferences, libraries, and schools. Davis lives in Fort Worth, Texas.