Genese Davis is a novelist, a writer for video games, and an in-demand speaker for conventions and media events. She is the author of The Holder’s Dominion, a next-generation thriller heralded as a breakthrough novel by Publishers Weekly, and she is the co-writer for the critically acclaimed murder mystery video game, Omensight, by Spearhead Games.
Davis has authored novels for the global brand development creative house, Pop Life Entertainment Ltd., and for film companies such as Benaroya Pictures. She has been interviewed on live television for major news networks such as NBC and ABC. Davis has extensive public speaking and hosting experience. She has appeared on over five hundred panels in front of live audiences and has hosted nearly three-hundred professional podcast shows. Her new podcast, The Storyteller Chatcast, debuts in fall 2018 and will showcase one-of-a-kind episodes with writers, filmmakers, authors, and video game developers.
Genese Davis is a sought-after speaker for events like the San Diego Comic Con, as well as for book conventions and video game expos such as the World Science Fiction Convention and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Genese has been a professional moderator and speaker for six years and her topics of expertise range from stoking creativity and world building, to plot-scope, storytelling, video games and platform building. For bookings, appearances, and writing services, contact Genese and her team here.
For her outstanding efforts in debunking stereotypes and for being one of the pioneers to spotlight college-age-characters, as opposed to high-school characters, in The Holder's Dominion, Davis was awarded the iGR Woman of the Year. Davis is also a featured video game columnist and she is the founder of The Gamer In You.
She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. At age twelve she got her first job at a dressage equestrian center, where she cleaned stalls and water tanks and exercised clients’ horses. She soon fell in love with the art of dressage and show jumping. Davis saved up five hundred dollars and purchased a rambunctious Norwegian Fjord that no one dared ride but her. After months of training she began competing throughout the state and, against all odds, the pair won many first-place ribbons and trophies in the horse trials competition called Eventing. Davis used her knowledge and experience to teach others and became a riding instructor at seventeen.
In addition to horses, piloting aircraft became another of her early passions. Davis says that flying is in her blood (her father and grandfather flew aircraft), and she studied voraciously at a summer aircraft program, learning aeronautics at a rapid rate. She won the highest honor attainable in the program by being the first to solo and obtained her student pilot’s license at fourteen.
Davis has a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Austin, with minors in theatre and Spanish. Her favorite college highlights include studying abroad in Costa Rica for university business credit, performing in plays, and studying playwriting. After graduating, Davis worked as a financial institution manager before becoming an author and host.
As an avid supporter to artists and their craft, Davis has a keen affection for all types of creativity, especially theatre, filmmaking, music, and photography. She lives in Los Angeles, California, where she advocates for her other passion, animal rescue. Her motto is Lark your life!