David Davis, known for his keen sense of humor and lyrical style, has written several titles in Pelican's Night Before Christmas Series, including Redneck Night Before Christmas, Trucker's Night Before Christmas, and Nurse's Night Before Christmas. His books Ten Redneck Babies and Jazz Cats were both named to the Children's Choice Top 100 List. A finalist for the Texas Golden Spur Award, Jazz Cats was also a selection of the Accelerated Reader Program. Davis has published pen-and-ink artwork, cartoons, poems, humor, and short stories in various magazines and newspapers. He is the author of Rock 'n' Roll Dogs, Texas Mother Goose, and Texas Zeke and the Longhorn. He won the Mississippi Press Association award in 1996 for his political cartoons. An active speaker and presenter, Davis lives in Forth Worth, Texas."