Friday, November 16, 2012

Sneak Peek at the Raising Dragons Graphic Novel Preparation

Sneak peak at Raising Dragons Graphic Novel preparation. Character sketch of Arlo Hatfield and Hambone. We plan to have the graphic novel ready sometime in 2014.

More Price Reductions for my Books

I slashed prices further on several of my books:

Echoes from the Edge series is now $19 (prices do not include shipping)

Echoes from the Edge individual books now $6.50 each

Eye of the Oracle now $7.50

Masters & Slayers now $7.00

Liberator now $4.00

From the Mouth of Elijah now $8.00

Children of the Bard series now $15.00

I still have the DioM and Oracles series on sale for $35. Also Enoch's Ghost and Last of the Nephilim for $10 each, and Amanda's books are $10 each.

Shopping link -

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Book Prices Slashed

Christmas shopping? I reduced many book prices:

Dragons in our Midst series - $35 (four books)
Oracles of Fire - $35 (four books)
Echoes from the Edge - $21 (three books)
Dragons of Starlight - $30 (four books)

Individual books on sale:
Beyond the Reflection's Edge - $8
Eternity's Edge - $8

Nightmare's Edge - $8
Eye of the Oracle - $10
Enoch's Ghost - $10
Last of the Nephilim - $10
Song of the Ovulum - $10
Masters & Slayers - $10
I Know Why the Angels Dance - $8

Amanda's books - $10 each

Prices will stay at least this low through Christmas. Prices do not include shipping.

Here is my shopping page link -

Friday, November 09, 2012

Author Autographs for your ebook Reader

Now you can get an ebook autographed using a website called Authorgraph. If you want one of my ebooks autographed, go to this site -

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Return to Ontario

I am planning to be in Ontario (Brockville, Ottawa, Kingston, & Cornwall) around October 29 through November 3. If you are in this area and would like an author visit to your school or group, or you would like to attend a planned event in this area, please contact my event coordinator, Ron Pitts - rjtka (at) rogers (dot) com.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Liberator and Dragons of Starlight on Sale

Inventory reduction sale. Liberator - $5 and the Dragons of Starlight four-book set for $30. All copies autographed if requested.

Florida Christian Writers Conference - 2013

I will be leading the teen track at the Florida Christian Writers' Conference in 2013, February 28 to March 3. Here is the conference's new FB page -

Please give it a "like" and/or a comment. I hope some of you can come.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Tour Event Announcement for October 1

Big announcement for our event in Puyallup, Washington, Monday from 5 pm to 7 pm, Pacific Time. Darren Thomas, producer of our potential film for Raising Dragons, will be joining us via Skype. He will be providing an update regarding progress on getting a film made. Join us at the event or through the Internet.

Here is the live streaming link -

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tour Event Announcement - Seattle, Washington

Important event announcement for people in the Seattle, Washington, area:

October 1, 2012 from 5 pm to 7 pm

I will be at the Alpha & Omega Coffee House in Puyallup, Washington, with author duo The Miller Brothers, authors of the Hunter Brown series. This will be a fun time of talking, Q&A, food, and fellowship. For those who come, it will be a great chance to chat in an informal setting.

At get togethers like this, I often reveal secrets, like what Project R is. :-) And the Miller Brothers have some exciting things going on as well.

I am also hoping that another special guest will join us, but I won't say who at this time, because the possibility is very uncertain.

If you would like to join us, please let me know by email so we'll have a count. Email - bryan (at ) daviscrossing (dot) com.

Here is the address:
Alpha and Omega Coffee House
1015 North Meridian
Puyallup, Washington 98371
Phone: (253) 256-4384

We're hoping for a big crowd, so let's make plans to get together!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

From the Mouth of Elijah on the Nook

From the Mouth of Elijah is now available for the Nook. Click Here to go to the sale page.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

From the Mouth of Elijah epub ebook

The epub ebook version of "From the Mouth of Elijah" is now available at CBD.

Click here to go to the CBD page to purchase.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

From the Mouth of Elijah for the Kindle

From the Mouth of Elijah is now available for the Amazon Kindle.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Two New Books Now in Stock at

From the Mouth of Elijah, the second book in the Children of the Bard series, is now showing "In Stock" at Click here to go to the web page.

Liberator, the fourth book in the Dragons of Starlight series, is also "In Stock" at Click here to go to the web page.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Two New Books Now in Stock at Amazon

From the Mouth of Elijah, the second book in the Children of the Bard series, is now showing "In Stock" at Amazon. Click here to go to the web page.

Liberator, the fourth book in the Dragons of Starlight series, is also "In Stock" at Amazon. Click here to go to the web page.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Two New Combo Packs

Now you can save on my books in two new combo packs:

Both Children of the Bard books for $20 plus shipping -

And all four Dragons of Starlight books for $35 plus shipping -

All books will be autographed according to your preferences.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Liberator ebook Now Available

Liberator, the fourth and final book in the Dragons of Starlight series, is now available for Kindle, Nook, and other ereader devices. The print book is scheduled to come out in a couple of weeks.

Friday, June 29, 2012

September 2012 Tour

I now have a few events for my September promotional tour with Amanda L. Davis. It will begin in the U.S. and then extend throughout Canada. Here is a link to the current schedule map -

I will be adding many more events, so if you have a school or homeschool group that would like an author visit, please send an email to bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Truth in Fiction: Fantasy Genre Inspires Active Faith

(An article AMG Publishers submitted to Christian Retailing Magazine - slightly edited for this blog)

Dragons and wizards and magic! Oh my!

For some Christians, the “Oh my!” is a shout of joy. For others, it is a cry of anxiety or even disdain. Fantasy in stories generates a variety of responses from Christian readers, some filled with praise, some with condemnation, while many have lingering questions. With speculative fiction titles dominating bookshelves, from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games to Percy Jackson, parents of faith are justifiably curious, skeptical, or unsure of what to do with the genre. And for a long time, Christian retailers had few answers, and certainly few book alternatives that would clearly reflect a Christian world view.

Why does fantasy mesmerize our youth? How do these stories capture their hearts? Is it simply the fun of escapism, or does the answer lie deep in their longings? Perhaps it is a desire to commune with a greater power that calls them to embark on a journey. There must be a Camelot, a hidden Utopia. Fantasy opens their eyes to a better place, a shining city they have not yet seen. The stories provide a bridge to horizons they could never distinguish with their physical eyes.

Young people are especially aware of fantasy’s alluring call. Boys and girls, still unjaded and brimming with ideals, feel their God-given programming. When a young man watches a hero draw steel from scabbard, displaying a bright, sharp sword, the boy feels valor, the bravery of a knight. He becomes a champion, copying the role model he may have never witnessed in real life. Deep inside, his heart comes alive. He feels that he, too, was built to charge the battlements, to defend the weak, and to conquer evil.

When a young lady watches a heroine prepare reinforcements, persuade the authorities to send troops, or kindle the fire in quavering hearts, she feels her inner calling. When the heroine crashes a jar over the villain’s head to save her fallen hero, a girl’s heart leaps. The courageous young lady has used whatever strength she had, at risk to her own life, to prevent disaster. Without her, all would have been lost.

Our youth long to see good triumphing, to see evil exposed and destroyed. And there are many authors who are willing to give children images they crave—some for good, and some that are poor reflections of that vision.

For most of the previous decade, Harry Potter led the way in the fantasy genre by capturing the hearts of millions of young readers. Yet some Christian parents had legitimate concerns about the content and wondered if there might be Christian-themed books that exhibited the same imaginative flair.

Unfortunately, early in that period, the Christian market had not yet filled that need, so parents continued to rely on the Chronicles of Narnia, though these celebrated tales did not incite the same appeal for older readers or for those who desire a more modern setting.

In 2003, AMG Publishers hoped to fill this void. Acquisitions Editor Dan Penwell met Bryan Davis at a writers’ conference and learned about his fantasy story Raising Dragons. Bryan had been seeking a publisher for eight years, but mainstream editors deemed it “too Christian,” while dragons and fantastical content scared Christian editors away.

AMG decided to take a bold step and publish this story, using the opportunity to create a new imprint, Living Ink Books, the foundation for their approach to creating visionary books for the Christian marketplace.

Within a few weeks of publication, Raising Dragons became a bestseller, and because of its success, fantasy titles from other publishers followed the trail AMG blazed. AMG followed up that series with more bestselling titles from Bryan Davis, including Eye of the Oracle, which hit number one on the CBA young adult list in 2007, further establishing AMG as the premier publisher of Christian speculative fiction. They later added other top fantasy authors, such as Amanda L. Davis, Jenny Cote, Scott Appleton, and C. S. Lakin, thereby solidifying their standing in the publishing world. In fact, Family Fiction magazine named Bryan Davis the #1 speculative fiction author in the Christian market for 2011 and Amanda L. Davis the #1 new author overall, proving the market’s hunger for the genre.

AMG reports that hundreds of readers have communicated life-altering moments because of these fantasy novels. From initial salvation, to recommitments to Christ, to forsaking sins, to leading others to faith, young readers have been drawn closer to God. Such is the power of a fantastical story.

One teenaged girl wrote, “My life has changed! I now live for God! And still, every time I read one of your books, I feel like I'm filled with the Holy Spirit! Eye of the Oracle especially inspired me in that I need to sacrifice, and that God is there no matter where you are.”

Even adults are affected by fantasy’s high calling. A 44-year-old father wrote, “I'm guessing we all have moments in time when we are spiritually at a low ebb. Ironically, Christmas day was one of those low points for me. I was toast. However, during the course of reading The Candlestone, the prose sparked my own faith and continued to bring my mind back to my Savior and his wonderful love.”

These stories are not really about dragons or wizards; they are about life, about faith, about a journey to a higher plane where heroes are welcome, virtue is honored, and evil is conquered. Christian fantasy is a catalyst that incites a change for good and not for evil. Boys are looking to take the sword and discover the man they feel in their hearts. Girls seek a heroine, longing for someone to imitate, a true lady cast in the image they see beyond the mirror.

We have an opportunity to create strong soldiers by using the power of story, even through the pages of the impossible. If parents will allow fantasy its proper place, as an inspiration toward heroism, allowing powerful images to create positive models in children’s minds, they will create home-grown heroes who will build and display integrity and virtue.

Publishers and bookstores can work together to capture hearts and minds with champions of virtue, images that will reach inside and ignite the flame, setting free the heroes or heroines that God has implanted in the hearts of children. Because of AMG and other publishers who have followed their lead, parents now have an option, and bookstores have an answer. If you want to grow heroes for God, we have shelves filled with novels that will plant the seeds and provide fuel for growth. Maybe even the parents will peek inside the pages and become inspired themselves. Take a look. The dragons in these books won’t bite, but they will light a fire.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kentucky Speaking Event

Kentucky readers! Amanda L. Davis and I will be speaking in Danville, KY, on September 6, 2012, from 10:00 am to 12 noon. All are welcome.

Danville First Church of God
3220 Harrodsburg Road
Danville, KY

If you live in the area or know someone who does, please spread the word about this event.

Please do not comment with questions or requests about other places you want us to come unless you have a contact with someone in a group who can set up a speaking event. If you do have such a contact, please email me - bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fathers Day Gifts

Now that Mother's Day has passed, maybe you're thinking about Father's Day. I have gifts available that the father in your life might enjoy.

The Image of a Father is now available as an audio book with Bryan Davis narrating (download or MP3 disk) or as an ebook. For all purchase options, click here.

"Seven Promises from a Father to His Daughter" is a short devotional designed for a Christian father to read out loud to his daughter, now only 99 cents.

For a pdf file of "Seven Promises" that you can read on a computer - click here.
For a Kindle version of "Seven Promises" - click here

To read the first promise without purchasing - click here.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Planning a Canadian Tour

I am working on scheduling a nationwide tour of Canada in September, and I will be touring with Amanda L. Davis. If you have a group in Canada, such as a school or homeschool group, that would like an author visit, please let me know by email - bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com.

Please don't comment with a request to come to a particular place unless you have a group contact (not a bookstore) who can help me make an event happen. I would love to come to a thousand places, but without contacts, I have no way to make it happen. :-)

If, however, you do have a contact, no matter where you live in Canada or the U.S., please email me, and we'll see what we can do.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Seven Promises from a Father to His Daughter is now only 99 Cents

My short devotional for fathers - "Seven Promises from a Father to His Daughter" is now only 99 cents.

Amazon link for Kindle file -

Link to my website for PDF file -

This would make a good Father's Day gift for a father with a young daughter.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Maiden Flight now available for the Nook

Maiden Flight is now available for the Nook at Barnes & Noble, just 99 cents. Click here for details about this story.

Here is the link for the Barnes & Noble page -

Maiden Flight now available in PDF format

My new lost-chapter story, Maiden Flight (click here for details) is now available in PDF format.

The pdf file can be read on a computer using Adobe Acrobat reader and printed. Also, the purchase page is an experimental attempt to sell downloadable files from my website. When you purchase, you will get an email with download instructions. If you have trouble, please let me know.

Here is a link to the pdf purchase page -

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Maiden Flight - The Story of Bonnie's First Flight

Maiden Flight, is a chapter-length story from the Dragons in our Midst and Oracles of Fire story world about Bonnie's first flight when she was ten years old. It is now available for the Kindle at Amazon for only 99 cents. Amazon has free programs that allow you to read Kindle files on a computer.

It will also be available in epub format for the Nook and pdf format so you can print it out if you desire. I will post on the blog when they are available.

Link for Maiden Flight - Click here

Link for Kindle readers for computers and other devices - Click here

Whether or not I write more of these stories depends on the success of this one, so please help me by telling others about it. And please don't copy it and send it to others without another purchase.

It is copyrighted, but I didn't put DRM protection on it, because I trust that my readers have integrity and will act accordingly. :-)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Family Fiction Readers' Choice Awards

I am amazed and grateful to God for how I fared in the Family Fiction Readers' Choice Awards:

Author Overall - #2
Novel of the Year - #1 for Song of the Ovulum
Series of the Year - #1 for Children of the Bard
Speculative Fiction Author - #1
Young Adult Fiction Author - #1

Daughter Amanda L. Davis was #1 for new author and #4 for Speculative Fiction author.

Click here for a link to the magazine.

What a great gift to receive the day before my tenth anniversary as a full-time author!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Seven Promises from a Father to His Daughter EBook

I wrote a short devotional book called "Seven Promises from a Father to His Daughter" designed for a Christian father to read out loud to his young daughter. It's available for the Kindle on Amazon. The formatting isn't as good as I had hoped, but the words are all there, and it's only $2.99. It will probably be an e-book only publication.

Even if you don't have a Kindle, you can read it on your computer using one of Amazon's free applications.

Click here to go to the Amazon ordering page.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

From the Mouth of Elijah on Amazon

From the Mouth of Elijah is now available for pre-order from Amazon. If you want to order from Amazon, you might want to wait until the date for an Amazon blitz day I am planning, probably sometime in July. I will be sending an autographed sticker for the book to all who order from Amazon on that date.

Either way, here is the link - Click here

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Mini-tour in Kentucky and Ohio

It's time to start planning another mini-tour. I am looking at coming to places in Kentucky and Ohio--Louisville, Frankfort, Lexington, Cincinnati, Columbus, and the surrounding areas for the fall (September/October).

If you have a group--school, homeschool, church, etc--that would like for me to come and speak, please contact me by email - bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com.

I will need contact information for someone in your group who can make the event happen and who you know is interested in having me come.

Please don't comment here with requests to come to any places outside of this region. If you want me to come to a different area, and you have a group that wants me to speak, please email me.

Cover for "From the Mouth of Elijah" - Children of the Bard #2

Here is the cover for From the Mouth of Elijah, book #2 in the Children of the Bard series. We don't have an exact release date yet, but I expect it to come out sometime in July or August. If you want to see a higher resolution version, click here.

I won't be answering any questions yet regarding who is on the cover or what they are doing. I hope that you're looking forward to reading it to solve the mysteries.

The book is available for pre-ordering from me. Click here for the ordering page.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Great Echoes from the Edge Sale

The three-book Echoes from the Edge series is now under $15 at That's a lot cheaper than I can sell it for - Click Here.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Father's Day for your Church or Group

Do you want a gift for the fathers in your church? Ask your pastor or men's leader about giving a copy of The Image of a Father to every father for Father's Day. I am selling them in bulk for only $2 each. Or you can buy single copies for $3. Email me for bulk ordering details - bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com.

This is a hardcover book, so the two-dollar price is very inexpensive for a gift that will benefit every dad or soon-to-be dad in your congregation.

Click here for single-copy ordering.

Starlighter Wins 2012 Darrell Award

Starlighter won Best Midsouth Young Adult Novel at the 2012 Darrell Awards -

This award honors books that are written by authors who live in the midsouth region of the U.S. or that have a story that takes place in the region. The genre must be speculative fiction of some kind.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Echoes from the Edge ebooks Sale

Two of my Echoes from the Edge books are now $2.99 each in Kindle format on You don't need a Kindle to be able to download and read them.

Click here for download links.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Boundaries of "What If?"

I recently asked my Facebook page viewers if they would read a story with ghosts in it, that is, disembodied spirits of the dead. Some of the responses I received illustrated the fact that people disagree on the boundaries of speculative fiction for Christian authors and readers. In speculative fiction, we ask "What if?" questions related to our experiences and how the world might be if significant factors were different than they really are.

The important issue to learn regarding speculative fiction is that authors are not saying that their stories are true. In fact, we firmly state that they are not true. We are saying "if these factors were true, what might happen?" For example, I believe souls go to an afterlife and that they likely do not wander around on earth, but what if something occurred that blocked their passage to heaven or hell? What would it be like on earth?

Readers need to understand that the author is not making doctrinal statements or stating that such a scenario might happen. It probably doesn't happen. It likely won't ever happen. Yet the story can be an intriguing examination into the human psyche if something like this were to happen. We can learn from it, because it would follow the basic principles of biblical conduct and eternal values.

Some biblical principles are inherent in God's character, and some are not, and I would never depart from the inherent principles. For example, I would never write a story that shows God to be unloving, that depicts selfishness as good, or that rewards immoral behavior. A story in a Christian world view should uplift principles that will draw the reader to embrace virtues.

Yet there are truths in our world that, if altered in another setting, would not violate universal principles. For example, we know that God promised never to flood the world again. But what if an author were to write a story in which God never made such a promise? He could show the world getting flooded multiple times without violating God's character, because in that scenario, God would not lie. The author would alter the setting but not God's principles.

In the same way, what if an evil being were able to create a blocking mechanism that keeps souls bound on earth? There is nothing in the Bible that says God's goodness and principles are tied to the fact that in reality all souls immediately leave the world for an afterlife. So such a scenario would not violate eternal principles or promote immoral behavior. It would merely alter a setting.

Some readers appeal to biblical truths that everyone goes to an afterlife, either heaven or hell, so we shouldn't have stories with ghosts. The premise of the complaint is true. Everyone does go to an afterlife, but my point is that we can write a story that asks, what if that reality weren't true? What if spirits wandered on earth for a while? Such a scenario doesn't violate eternal principles or promote immoral behavior. It simply asks "what if?"

I could explain that the Bible shows a few ghostly appearances, such as Samuel, Moses, and Elijah, but with regard to whether a ghost story is allowed for Christians, this explanation should be irrelevant. Even if no ghostly being ever appeared within the pages of the Bible, it doesn't violate godly principles to pose a question that alters a setting as long as eternal and universal truths are honored.

This is speculative fiction. Even if I write about ghosts, that doesn't mean I believe they exist. I also write about anthrozils. I don't believe they exist either. I am not pretending that these settings are real.

Yet, I am sure that some will cry foul and say that such a story is not allowed. I think they would be wrong, but that's all right. I'm accustomed to handling disagreement. If people are offended at reading a speculative "what if" story because it doesn't exactly conform to a set of realities that are true in our world, even if altering those realities don't violate God's value system, then they might want to stay away from speculative fiction completely. This genre is the realm of the "what if," and Christian speculative fiction authors are free to ask that question as long as they stay true to eternal principles and promote a virtuous life.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Illinois Mini-tour

I will be speaking at the following events along with my author daughter, Amanda L. Davis:

March 19 – 2 pm – 4 pm
Author's Journey Talk
Homeschool Group
1212 Woodland Knolls Rd,
Metamora, IL 61548

March 20 – 10:00 am chapel service
Author’s Journey talk
Hallstrom Homeschool Workshops
Temple Baptist Church
3215 E. State St
Rockford, IL 61108

March 21 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Writing Workshop ($5 admission will purchase a voucher for $5 off any book)
Hallstrom Homeschool Workshops
Temple Baptist Church
3215 E. State St
Rockford, IL 61108

March 22 - 6:30 to 8:00
Author's Journey Talk
The King’s Pen Writer’s Small Group
Meeting at Oaks Family Church
1001 W Loucks Ave
Peoria Ill 61604

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Need Speaking Events in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky

I am looking for speaking events in Illinois, Indiana, and/or Kentucky for the week of March 19 to 23. If you have a school or homeschool group that would like a free author talk or writing workshop, please email me - bryan (at) daviscrossing (dot) com. Feel free to send this query to anyone you know in the area.

Instead of a big tour this year, I am hoping to do targeted mini-tours. If you want me to come to your area, I will need help finding several groups in the area that want me to give an author talk and/or a writing workshop. I speak for free, though with high gas prices, help with expenses is greatly appreciated, and I request the opportunity to sell books at all events. Also, my author daughter Amanda will likely come with me, and audiences often enjoy hearing her perspective.

Although I feel blessed when people ask when I am coming to a specific area, it doesn't help to ask unless you can provide help with getting a group for me, so please refrain from commenting if you are just asking when I am coming to a certain place. Thank you. :-)

Monday, February 06, 2012

Dragons in Our Midst on Sale

The four-book series Dragons in our Midst is on sale at for less than $35!

Dragons in Our Midst Chronicles, Volumes 1-4

By Bryan Davis / Amg Publishers
This contemporary fantasy gives young readers all the adventure and excitement they love while opening their eyes to great themes such as faith, courage, wisdom, and redemption. Compared to The Chronicles of Narnia for its spiritual power and The Lord of the Rings for its depth of scope, this series has the makings of a classic. It inspires you to dig deep within to find your God-given strengths and use them to overcome any obstacle. It is both a hair-raising, modern-day adventure and a glimpse into another world--a world of knights and dragons. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

71734: Dragons in Our Midst Chronicles, Volumes 1-4

And the four-book Oracles of Fire series is on sale for less than $37!

Oracles of Fire set, Vols 1-4

By Bryan Davis / Amg Publishers
The heart-stopping prequel to the Dragons in Our Midst series! Learn how the mythical winged creatures survived the flood---and discover the evil force that led to their demise. Softcovers.

578744: Oracles of Fire set, Vols 1-4

Monday, January 16, 2012

Family Fiction Readers Choice Awards

Here is a place to vote for your favorite authors and books for works published in 2011 -

If you want to vote for any of my works, here are my books that came out in 2011 - Warrior, Diviner, Song of the Ovulum, and Third Starlighter. My series for 2011 are Dragons of Starlight, Children of the Bard, and Tales of Starlight.

I qualify for votes in these categories: Author of the Year, Novel of the Year, Series of the Year, Speculative Fiction Author, and Young Adult fiction author.

Please also consider voting for Amanda L. Davis as New Author of the Year. She also qualifies for all the other categories listed above. Her novel is "Precisely Terminated," and her series is, "The Cantral Chronicles."

In order to avoid splitting votes for my novels and series, may I suggest a way to vote for those of you who would like to support me? For novel of the year, vote for Song of the Ovulum, and for series of the Year, vote for Children of the Bard. Thank you for your support.