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Updates, Announcements, and Christmas Shopping Ideas
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Updates:

Antigravity Heroes, book #3 in the Wanted: Superheroes series has arrived! If you order soon, you will get it in plenty of time for Christmas.

Here is the purchase link - https://www.theauthorschair.com/shopping/product/3-antigravity-heroes/



Announcements:

Alas! I have decided to take "I Know Why the Angels Dance" out of print.

I am offering it for only $5 while supplies last. When they're gone, they're gone. 

Purchase link - https://www.theauthorschair.com/shopping/product/i-know-why-the-angels-dance/

Christmas Shopping Ideas:

If you have a reader on your Christmas list, especially one who enjoys fantasy or science fiction, may I offer some shopping suggestions?

First, here is my shopping website for all of my books - https://www.theauthorschair.com/shopping/

Any lover of fantasy/adventure stories will enjoy these series. If someone on your list has never read any of my books, I suggest starting with one of the following:

Eight to twelve-year-old adventure reader - Wanted: A Superhero to Save the World or the entire series.
Ten to sixteen-year-old fantasy reader - Raising Dragons or the entire series
Thirteen or older fantasy reader - Starlighter or the entire series
Thirteen or older dystopian reader - Reapers or the entire series
Thirteen or older science fiction reader - Time Echoes or the entire series
Older teen or adult fantasy reader - Masters & Slayers or the entire series
Older teen or adult crime/urban fantasy reader - The Scent of Her Soul

For those who have read all of my books, consider hardcover editions audio editions, or posters of their favorites, all of which are available at my shopping site.

Also, I will be glad to autograph purchases with personalized messages.

If you have any questions, please let me know.
 

Testimony Time:

Dear Mr. Davis,

Where do I start? For nine years since I first read the Dragons in our Midst series I’ve wanted to write you a thank you letter for writing your books, but I never could find the words because words can’t begin to tell how your books have changed me, encouraged me, and inspired me. I love all of your books, your characters were beautifully written and their words of love and forgiveness throughout the series are a healing balm to my soul, especially Bonnie’s words.

I can’t tell you how much Bonnie Silver means to me, in all the series besides Sapphira, she is one of my greatest inspirations and role models. Even though Bonnie isn’t real, she feels real to me.

Do you know what that’s like? To read a book and feel an instant connection with the struggles of a character? To me what connected me to her the most was her differences. Bonnie was born different and she knew it. Bonnie’s wings branded her a freak to others, an outsider who had to hide her secrets from public view.

Reading about that, well, it made me want to cry because it was like reading a small part of my own story. You wrote about Bonnie’s differences and her hardships because of it so beautifully. That’s the part of me that’s hoping you will be able to understand. Before I knew what the word “different” meant, that’s how I’ve always felt. Not a special kind of different, but the weird kind.

I’m a High Functioning Autistic, in short that means that I don’t conform to society’s standards of what is normal. I’m really bad at holding a conversation longer than a few sentences and picking up social cues. I have trouble expressing emotion and I can’t always identify or understand what I feel. I have a lot of sensory issues, and my words get translated as weird or offensive.

Like Bonnie with her backpack on, I look normal. I don’t “look Autistic” as people say, which means I can “fake normal” until it comes to conversations with people. When I try to talk to people, I feel like Bonnie did with her wings in public view—suddenly I feel exposed, the silent judgment of my peers weighing on me. Suddenly I’m no longer a Normie and I remember that, try as I might, I will never fit in the way that a neurotypical will.

Do you remember when Bonnie was about six years old and her dad called her a freak of nature? That’s me. People never say it to my face, but through their posts online they have told me I’m a freak you don’t want to be around because you could catch “the autism bug.”

Some people thought Bonnie was an angel like Billy and Sir Barlow, others thought she was a demon like Devin. It was heart wrenching to read about that because people have called people like me in their own words, “spawns of demons.”

Their words always made me feel like Bonnie when Devin called her a Demon witch or when her Dad called her a freak. They might as well have thrust Morgan’s staurolite blade into my heart. It hurt. It really hurt a lot.

I wanted to share this with you to shed light on just how much your books helped me and what they mean to me. Reading the Dragons in our Midst and Oracles of Fire series has and continues to get me through the hard times in life. Your books are a sword that has helped me fight Giants of Despair and Angels of Hate, survive whips of regret and anxiety-inducing chains.

Bonnie taught me forgiveness, love, hope, sacrifice, and faith, and I can’t thank you enough for it. But she did more than just that. She inspired me to be the best version of myself even when others are at their worst. She also inspired me to start writing a fantasy book of my own and also write an article, “The Call to Abandonment” on my blog.

I don’t think I could ever find the words to describe how much you inspire me, not just your books, but you, Mr. Davis. I’m not an amazing person, but I hope to do amazing things like you. You are a beautiful portrait of Christ’s love. Your words of comfort breathe light into darkness. You are amazing, Mr. Davis, and I hope you know how loved and appreciated you are by your fans. Take care and God bless you.

 
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