Helen R. Davis is an award winning author, who is also an editor and proofreader at Savant. Her debut novel, CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED, explores the myth, legend, and history behind Cleopatra VII, the final queen of Egypt, and imagines how the world would have been different if she and her second husband, Marc Antony, had triumphed at the Battle of Actium, which was an important naval battle in the 1st century B.C. She has previously been featured online at http://buckrail.com/176398731699027968/casper-is-home-to-a-budding-historical-fictio, which is an online news source for her hometown of Casper, Wyoming.
Helen’s writing journey began in 2001, although she did not know it at the time. She became fascinated with reading every biography she could on Cleopatra and imagining living her life. This culminated in a senior research paper on Cleopatra that she did in high school, which involved deconstructing the woman behind the legend and myth and the true historical facts of her reign. In 2009, she had completed college and was jobless. She had a dream about her Cleopatra manuscript, which she had been stuck on at that point. Originally, she was going to write a story about her the way it truly happened-- opening and ending on her deathbed with the snake in her hand. However, a dream about Cleopatra winning at the Battle of Actium influenced her: CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED was born. She spent 2009-2011 working on the first three novels in the series, and 2012-2013 presenting the idea to agents. Then, she finally found Daniel Janik at Savant in January of 2014. She and Daniel I have been working together ever since. CLEOPATRA UNCONQUERED was released in December of 2015 and from here on, she hopes this book gives readers a new perspective on history.
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