Welcome, internet wanderer! My name is Brian Davis --a little, unknown author living in the Midwest who hopes to become a little, known author still living in the Midwest. I write music, too, but even fewer people care about that, so we won't spend too much time on it (it's all here if you want to listen).
I'm a walking example that you can be awful at something growing up, and become less awful in your adult life. Throughout grade school, I despised English class, was a below-average reader, and dodged Accelerated Reader requisites like the plague. In high school, I could be found stressing myself out over tests on books I failed to read, and getting grammatically decimated on papers in those same classes.
My desire to learn songwriting sprouted during my first years of community college. This became the bridge needed to develop my love of the written word. That love was solidified when I returned to finish my undergraduate degree in 2011 at Eureka College, where I found myself enthusiastically majoring in English. By 2014, I was graduated, and by the end of that same year, had written my first book: A Link to the Past: Stories of Growing Up Gamer --a collection of essays and nonfictional short stories about my coming of age as a gamer in the 1990s and 2000s. My writing "career" (quotes emphasized) had begun.
My writing, in varying forms, has appeared in Impressions (Eureka College), on Yahoo, ChiCity Sports, The Music Brewery, and a few other now-defunct websites. My claim to fame is being quoted on the Wikipedia page for The Simpsons episode, "The D'oh-cial Network."
Through decaying blogs, unpublished short stories, folk bands, and ravenous student debt monsters, my writing has chugged along. The next chapter of that career is currently sitting on my computer in the form of my first novel, The Grand Revolution of Lakeside. It'll be done someday here soon. I hope you'll read it.
Until then, enjoy the writings on this site that may or may not be worth your time, but were undoubtedly worth mine.
Thanks for everything,
P.S If you would like to send pleasantries, or angry letters about my writing, please use the contact form in pull down menu at the top. Facebook works, too.