protogenesis

Protogenesis - Alysia Helming

Upon the tragic loss of her mother, an American teenage girl is uprooted to move across the world to Athens, Greece in the midst of the financial crisis where she must learn to survive a new school, a different culture, and the highs and lows of new love…

But something isn’t right…a series of clues lead Helene to believe that her mother is still alive. She begins the perilous quest in Greece to solve this mystery and find her mother.

Through this journey, she discovers a ‘magical’ doorway that opens her eyes to a new and dangerous place – one that leads back to the deepest roots of modern civilization and Greek mythology – but nothing is as it seems. Or is it?

Protogenesis - Alysia Helming is a new word created by Author Alysia Helming which means ‘Before the Beginning’ and is Book One of a Seven Book Series, The Protogena Chronicles™.

 

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Alysia Helming Book 1 Protogenesis (Before the Beginning)
Alysia Helming Book 2 First Cure
Alysia Helming Book 3 Protogena (First Born)
Alysia Helming Book 4 First Rising
Alysia Helming Book 5 First Rivalry
Alysia Helming Book 6 Protogenoi (First Borns)
Alysia Helming Book 7 Before the Origin


Author of Song "Forever and Tonight"

Kostas Martakis
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He is an award winning Greek singer, having released four studio albums, three which went Platinum.
He is a TV host and accomplished actor.
He starred in a series of six cinematic short movies in Athens for the book, Protogenesis.
He is a co-author of the book, Protogenesis, as he wrote, composed and recorded the original song, "Forever and Tonight" for the book.
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Editors

Kelly Fullerton | Lead Story Editor
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Kelly was most recently the executive story editor for ABC Family’s critically acclaimed show, “The Fosters”.

Kelly teaches as part of the professional program at the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television as well as the MFA screenwriting program at Hollins University.

She was the recipient of the Sidney Sheldon award for her feature script “Always a Bridesmaid”.

She received the Zaki Gordon award for her feature “Clarity”.
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Denia Metaxa | Cultural Editor
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Denia is an established professional in the Communications & Events Management industry.

She has undertaken the production of numerous music events and live shows in Greece.

She was the Bookings & Events Manager at Panik Live.

Her graduate & post graduate studies were on Media, Culture and Society at the University of Essex in the UK.
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Hannah Emerson | Young Adult Editor
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Hannah has shown a passion for writing short stories about mythology since she was in elementary school.
The Protogena Chronicles were originally developed at a high summary level by Alysia Helming, with Hannah.
She has remained involved with The Protogena Chronicles, by assisting with story development.
She has received the Congress-Bundestag Scholarship to study abroad in Luebeck, Germany.
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Research Contributors

Pantelis (Tellos) Panos
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Pantelis is the General Manager at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
He has considerably contributed to the dissemination of the Greek Culture to the international scientific community and to the public.
He assisted Alysia Helming with her research efforts including providing private tours to of the excavations of Ancient Agora and Corinth.
He introduced Ms. Helming to leading experts’ in Greek mythology and philosophy.
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Anastasia Rigatou
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Ms. Rigatou is a professional archaeologist.
She is a licensed tourist guide, primarily in Athens.
She studied Archaeology, History of Art and Human Communications and History at the University of Athens.
She greatly assisted with book research in modern Greek culture and Greek mythology.
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Voula Tsouna
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Voula is a Faculty Graduate Advisor and Professor of Philosophy at the University of California Davis School of Medicine.
She is a leading expert in ancient Greek philosophy, specializing in Socrates, Plato, the Socratic schools and Hellenistic Philosophy.
She has been awarded many Honors including Onassis Foundation Fellowship and Overseas Visiting Fellow, St Johns College in Cambridge.
Voula assisted Alysia Helming with research regarding ancient Greek philosophy.
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Richard D. McKirahan
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Richard is the Edwin Clarence Norton Professor of Classics and Professor of Philosophy at Pomona College.
His book “Philosophy Before Socrates” has become the standar sourcebook in Pre-Socratic philosophy.
He is the author of “A PreSocratics Reader” and “Principles and Proofs: Aristotle’s Theory of Demonstrative Species”.
He assisted Alysia Helming with research in ancient Greek philosophy.
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Sha Coleman
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Sha has a successful 21 year career in molecular biology, diagnostics and genomics research.
She was a member of the original team that worked on mapping DNA at the Human Genome Project of the National Human Genome Research Institute.
For the past 8 years, she has worked as a Senior Scientist at Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
Sha and Matt Coleman designed the description and symptoms of the nano-plague in The Protogena Chronicles™ series.
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Matthew Coleman
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Matthew is an adjunct professor of radiation oncology at the University of California Davis School of Medicine.
He received his Ph.D. in molecular biochemistry and cellular biology from Boston University.
He holds five US patents related to biomarker discovery and detection.
Sha and Matt Coleman designed the description and symptoms of the nano-plague in The Protogena Chronicles™ series.
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Entertainment Advisors

Jeffrey Rose
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For over 20 years Jeffrey Rose has been representing clients worldwide in the film, animation, fine arts and interactive media industries.
Represented clients such as: Disney, Pixar, Warner Bros., Universal Studios, LucasArts, Fox, Nickelodeon, MTV Networks, Microsoft Corporation, Sony, THQ Inc., Electronic Arts, Activision, Atari, and Nintendo.
Mr. Rose sits on the Board of Directors of Web Wise Kids, national non-profit organization.
Mr. Rose is the former Chairman of both the Technology Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Law Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association.
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Peter Mallouk
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Mr. Mallouk is a Hollywood executive producer.
As President of Creative Planning, Inc., Mallouk runs one of the largest independent wealth management firms in the US.
Mr. Mallouk is a notable author.
Over the past 12 years, Mr. Mallouk has provided wealth management services to to the Helming family and companies.
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Manos Gavras
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Manos studied at the National Theater Academy of Greece.
He is the only Greek actor to have graduated from the Stellar Adler Studio of Acting.
He is a Hollywood Associate Producer for Lee Daniels’ "The Butler" and Co-Producer for "A Stranger in Paradise".
He is the author of the popular children’s book series, "Fistikios the Aeginetan".
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Collaborators

Panik Records
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PANIK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP Ltd, major Greek record label company was founded by George Arsenakos and Paris Kasidokostas.
PANIK shares a large portion of the music industry, operating in digital and physical releases, artist management and public relations, booking and more.
The first division of PANIK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, PANIK Records, was launched in June 2011.
Within five years PANIK ENTERTAINMENT GROUP developed a strong roster with over 50 artists and five different new divisions, active in a wide variety of Greek and International music genres.
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Kinari Design / James Charles
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James Charles is founding partner in Kinari Design, with offices in London, Los Angeles and Athens. James apprenticed with prestigious design firm Roche Bobois in the early eighties.
James has received several awards, which include the Beverly Hills Decorating Contest and the British Design Award. James has appeared on various television shows including Househunters International, Good Morning America, Channel 7 news, HGTV and E! Entertainment.
James has designed for several celebrities such as Tina Turner and Sean Connery. Recently he has joined the world design team collaborating on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Other collaborations include Fashion (Chanel, Jessica McClintock, Louis Vuitton) to Hospitality and Resorts.
Kinari Design are bringing the magical world of “Protogenesis” to life by creating sketches, designs and animations of significant structures inspired by the book and <em>The Protogena Chronicles™</em> book series.
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Philip Tsiaras
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Philip Tsiaras is an international Greek artist who lives and works in New York City. He works in a great range of media--painting, photography, glass, ceramic, and bronze.
Since 1974 he made more than 80 one-person exhibitions around the world. He has exhibited in the Venice Biennale three times and produced a ten foot bronze sculpture on the Grand Canal entitled “Social Climber”.
Philip Tsiaras has been the recipient of many national prizes: The American Academy Award for Poetry, The Thomas Watson Fellowship, New York State C.A.P.S grant and many more.
Philip Tsiaras’ works are widely collected in corporate, private and important museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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What My Readers Say:

 

“Alysia Helming expertly weaves Greek mythology with modern times. She captivates the reading audience with a fresh and suspenseful storyline – inclusive of relevant young adult themes, romance, and a spectacular science fictional world.”

Carrie Waechter
Lafayette, California

 

“Helene’s journey of self-describe follows a twisting road through ancient myth and modern science against a backdrop of modern Greece in recovery from its financial crisis. Helene’s world is a fantasy that seems only a step or two removed from our reality”

Jonathan Wilson
Attorney At Law, Atlanta, Georgia

 

“From the second I started reading, I was captivated! From the characters to the location of the story, I was transported there. I had a hard time putting this book down and am looking forward to the next book to see what happens.”

Lisa Furia
San Rafael, California

 

“A promising start to a series that fully captures the adventure that is daily life in Greece.”

Epaminondas Farmakis
Managing Director of Solidarity Now, Athens, Greece