Jon Davis was born October 16, 1980 in Mount Vernon, Washington state, USA. The child of working class parents, much of Davis' childhood was spent dreaming. Before he graduated sixth grade he was writing stories that he presented to video game makers like Nintendo and Sega, hoping he would be the narrative voice behind the next Legend of Zelda or Mega Man. After being rejected he turned his attention to the world of athletic shoe design, having been inspired by Reebok Pumps. Both Reebok and Nike declined to consider the work of a ten year-old boy.Having been scorned by the video game and shoe design industries, Davis quickly found a new focus: movies. An opening night screening of Jurassic Park convinced Davis that the best creative path for him would be writing and directing films. But his fascination with the movie quickly led to the original source material, the Jurassic Park novel by Michael Crichton. Davis became a huge fan of the author's many works and began to consider writing novels instead of screenplays. Davis spent nearly an entire summer writing in the backseat of his mother's minivan while she performed her job as a visiting nurse. By the time he started seventh grade, Davis had completed his first novella, Alien Island. The manuscript, photocopied from the original notebook paper, was promptly turned down by every publisher in Manhattan. At this point Davis decided to give film school a try.A visit to Los Angeles just before high-school graduation proved fruitless. The film school he was determined to attend had the prestige of a taco truck and the neighborhood he planned to live in was overrun with gangs, prostitutes, and fast food establishments. Instead of relocating to the San Fernando Valley, Davis decided to go to college near Seattle. He worked at a grocery store chain while in college, dreaming of something greater and more glamorous.
by Jon Davis
The era of optimism and widespread prosperity that defined the United States since the end of World War II is grinding to a halt just as James is struggling to finish college. His dream of making a stylish life in the city isn’t going as planned. Debt is beginning to mount as he longs for fun and escape. It isn’t until he befriends a...
Thieves, Whores & Dinosaurs (Marc Mulberry Series Book 1)
by Jon Davis
Acclaimed novelist Marc Mulberry leaves the seclusion of his sleepy island vineyard to attend an annual yachting excursion with a group of colleagues and friends. As they set sail from Seattle, frictions emerge when Marc's mistress, the notoriously impulsive poet Olive Snow, evades his advances and suddenly ends their longtime affair....
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