Journalist, Freelance Writer and Professional Editor

About Fran Davis
Writer Frances Pettey Davis lives in Summerland, California and is a columnist for Coastal View News. She has written for the Santa Barbara New-Press, the Santa Barbara Independent, the LA Times, and the Carpinteria Herald. Her stories, essays and poems regularly appear in magazines and print and online journals. Her literary work has been featured in Calyx, The Chattahoochee Review, The Vincent Brothers Review, Reed Magazine, Passager, Quercus Review, Re(Verb), Askew, Memoir, Luna, and the English journal Popshot Magazine, the anthologies Burning Bright, A Bird Black as the Sun, Buzz, Rare Feathers (published by Gunpowder Press) and several others. Her travel essays are published in Italy, A Love Story (2005) and Mexico, A Love Story, (2006) published by Seal Press, a division of Avalon Books. Her short story "Especially Babe" was performed at the professional actors' story theater, Speaking of Stories. In 2009, she was a featured poet for Arts in the Community, a TV segment on poetry inspired by Santa Cruz Island. In 2011, she was a featured poet at the Contemporary Arts Forum Santa Barbara Poetry Series. Fran is a winner of the Lamar York prize for nonfiction and a Pushcart prize nominee.