Bryan Davis is the author of multiple Christian young adult fantasy series—yes, that’s multiple series, including Dragons in Our Midst, Oracles of Fire, Echoes From the Edge, Dragons of Starlight, and Tales of Starlight, together comprised of fourteen novels (so far). He’s also penned and published one mainstream young adult novel, four children’s books, and two non-fiction books. (Have I missed something, Bryan? I wouldn’t be surprised—that’s a lot of books!)
I met Bryan a few years ago at the Florida Christian Writers Conference. I could only go for one day, but that day changed my life. I sat in on Bryan’s Teen Track writing class, where I learned more than I thought possible in two short hours.
It shouldn’t be surprising, though, that Bryan Davis would be an awesome teacher. With his list of published works and status as a homeschool dad of seven, it seems only natural. He’s laid-back and patient, and puts everything in easy-to-understand terms. He’s also incredibly encouraging. His love for teens shone through in everything he said and did in that class, and it was obvious the teens loved him back.
He makes it look easy, but don’t let that fool you. He had his share of struggling to deal
with in the beginning. And what I really like about Bryan is that he’s quite open about
those early days.
Which is what he’s here to tell us about. In his own words, here’s Bryan Davis: