Sunday, July 24, 2011

Book Signing Event in Greenville, South Carolina

I will be signing books at the following date and location:

August 20, 2011 - 3 pm to 5 pm
Crossway Christian Supply
2406 East North Street
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 268-6007 ‎

If you're in the area, please stop by and see me. I will be glad to sign books you already own, so bring them in.

Please spread the word to friends, neighbors, and social media contacts.

Dragons at Costco

The Dragons in our Midst series will be stocked in Costco stores on a test-market basis beginning August 5 in the following locations:

Manassas, Virginia- Store #225
Auburn Hills, Michigan - Store #376
St. Peters, Missouri - Store #382
Livonia, Michigan - Store #391
Strongsville, Ohio - Store #625
Puyallup, Washington - Store #660
Houston, Texas - Store #675
San Antonio, Texas - Store #689
Greenville, South Carolina - Store #1005
Selma, Texas - Store #1006

If you live in one of these areas and you are a Costco member, please drop by and see if the books are there. Buy one as a gift or tell other Costco customers how good the books are. It would be great if we could make this a successful test market.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Davis Crossing Tour is Coming

Beginning in mid-September, Amanda L. Davis and I will embark on a nationwide promotional tour for our books. We are calling it the Davis Crossing Tour. On this blog and on Facebook, we will provide an ongoing chronicle of our activities.

If you want us to come to your group and speak, please email me author (at) daviscrossing (dot) com. We charge no fee, but we ask for an opportunity to sell books.

Here is a Google map showing the schedule so far. I will be adding many more events.

View Davis Crossing Tour Schedule in a larger map

Click Here to go to the map on Google.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Very Low Prices on Three Bryan Davis ebooks

Starlighter, Beyond the Reflection's Edge, and Eternity's Edge ebooks are 99 cents each at all ebook vendors, including Amazon (Kindle), Barnes & Noble (Nook), & (epub). The sale lasts until August 1. Please repost this wherever you can.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Song of the Ovulum now in Stock at CBD

Song of the Ovulum is now in stock at Click here.

In Defense of Dragons

As an author of books that have dragons as characters, I am often asked about the appropriateness of including dragons as good beings. I have defended the practice many times in speeches and emails, so it's about time I wrote a blog post about it so that others can refer to my answer.

I will do this in the form of questions and answers.


Isn't a dragon a symbol of Satan in the Bible? Why would you use good dragons in a story? Aren't they evil?

The Bible uses a dragon to symbolize Satan, but God also describes Leviathan as one of his greatest creatures in Job 41, and this creature is clearly a fire-breathing, scaly monster that is strikingly similar to the dragons in my stories. It seems to be used in the Bible in multiple ways.

We shouldn't be surprised that a dragon, with its strength and ferocity, is used to explain the devil's tenacity in attacking God's people. But does such a symbol mean that all dragons are evil? I don’t think so. The same is true with a lion. The devil is called a lion that seeks to devour (1 Peter 5:8). Does that mean that all lions are evil? Again, I don’t think so. Jesus is called the Lion of the tribe of Judah. A lion is a symbol that can be used in many ways.

Satan is also described in the Bible as appearing as an angel of light, but certainly we are not to regard all angels of light as evil. Also, humans can reflect every wicked attribute of Satan, yet they can also reflect many of God's qualities. They can be good or evil in stories.

My stories says that many dragons are evil and were killed by the king’s slayers. Some, however, are good and are rescued. This follows a symbolic parallel to angels. Some angels are true to God, and some are fallen. We would be wrong to look at one fallen angel and assume that all angels are evil.

So it is with dragons. Just because one dragon is evil, we shouldn’t automatically insist in all stories that all dragons must be evil. In fact, to say so would be similar to superstition, not reason, and there is nothing in the Bible that says all dragons are evil. It just isn't there.

I will be glad to answer any civil questions.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Song of the Ovulum now In Stock at Amazon

For those who want to purchase Song of the Ovulum at, it is now in stock. They are now also allowing for reviews, so if you have an Amazon account (and a positive review :-) ) feel free to post a review.

Click here to go to the book's Amazon page.