Genese Davis is an American author and host. She is the author of The Holder’s Dominion, a next-generation thriller heralded as a breakthrough novel by Publishers Weekly. Davis's upcoming works include a sci-fi series for Benaroya Pictures and a fantasy series for Rob Prior. In addition, she produces gamer-lit, young adult, and new adult content as well as video game lore and narrative design.
Davis is an in-demand host, speaker, and moderator for conventions such as Wizard World Comic Cons and San Diego Comic Con, and for literary and entertainment expos. Davis hosts web-series and podcasts for Assembly of Geeks, ConRadio, and MMORPG. Her featured video game podcast, The Gamer's Dominion, showcases one-of-a-kind interviews with writers, creatives, developers, and producers.
For her outstanding efforts in debunking stereotypes and for bringing the video game industry the first new adult, gaming-thriller (The Holder’s Dominion), Davis was awarded the iGR Woman of the Year. Davis is also a featured video game columnist and 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!
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