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. Genese 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, showcases writers, filmmakers, authors, video game developers and more.
Mega events like the San Diego Comic Con repeatedly request Genese Davis to guest star on panels as well as host and moderate discussions. This is also the case with book conventions and video game expos such as the World Science Fiction Convention and the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The result of which has made Genese a professional moderator and speaker for over six years. 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, or via @GeneseDavis on Twitter and Instagram.
For Genese’s 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, she 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.
Genese Davis 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. Genese 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. She then 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. Genese 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.
Genese 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, she worked as a financial institution manager before becoming an author and host.
As an avid supporter to artists and their craft, Genese 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!