Hi! I'm Laura J. (the “J” stands for Jean) Davis. I am a former singer/songwriter who took to writing full-time after emergency surgery caused the loss of my singing voice. My singing career had lasted for 30 years and yes, I was devastated. I had been professionally trained and was a coloratura soprano (I could sing above high “c”). I wasn’t quite sure what to do with myself for many months. But God had a plan. For years He had been blessing me with an abundance of time to pursue my first love – Him. I spent a great deal of time in Bible study, sharing with anyone who would listen and often leading studies in my home. God had also created in me a desire to write. This came in handy as a singer because I would often write my own songs. But I felt the Lord leading me to actually taking a writing course and so I did that, thinking it would make a fun hobby. Never believing for a moment that I would become a full-time writer. Never believing for a moment that I would never sing again.
My first book, Come to Me, won a Reader’s Favorite Honourable Mention Award in 2011. It was about the life of Jesus through the eyes of His mother. In 2013, the companion Bible study to Come to Me, Learning from the Master, Living a Surrendered Life, was featured in Book Fun Magazine as the non-fiction book of the month first place winner. After I wrote it, I missed the thrill of the research and soon found my niche as a Bible study writer. I still write novels (I have three unfinished ones in my computer somewhere), but I really enjoy writing Bible studies and sharing what I have learned with others.
My last book, He Who Has an Ear,Who the Seven Church of Revelation are Today is exactly what the title says – a look at who the seven churches of Revelation are today. It was tied for third place in the Reader’s Choice (Book Fun Magazine) Non-Fiction Book of the year for 2014. Why am I telling you about these awards? So you can see what God can do. I was a singer who became a writer all because God had a plan. Now I am a writer who gets to develop Bible studies to share with the world. Yes, singing was much more fun and writing is a lonely job for an extrovert like me, but I’m of the belief that God has a reason for everything. About a year after I lost my voice I fell down a flight of stairs and became partially disabled. So I was basically stuck at my computer and had no choice but to write. But I found that I enjoyed it and when I was diagnosed with an incurable disease a few years after that, I found writing helped me focus more on God and less on my own problems.
My latest book, Unlocking the Truth of Daniel, is the first book in the Digging Deeper series, which takes a close look at prophecy and history together, to see where we really are in the prophetic timeline. So if you love the Word of God and like to study it, I have some books you might like!
This website is really more about we can learn from the Word of God than it is about me, so if I can help you discover God and His Word and how to have a relationship with Him, than losing my singing voice was worth it.