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In Protogenesis: Before The Beginning, cultural fiction and ancient mythology converge in modern-day Greece. The novel follows Helene, an American teenage girl whose entire life is thrown into disarray when her mother suddenly disappears. She moves to Greece to live with a relative and must navigate how to fit in her new life and transform into the powerful woman she really is. While investigating her mother’s disappearance, Helene discovers a portal to another world, where Greek mythology comes to life…
Over 500 people in Greece have contributed to the author’s research for the Protogenesis novel, including renowned Greek archeologists, cultural and mythology experts, and the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.
Due to the overwhelming response in Greece, Protogenesis has been selected to be featured in the United Nations’ (UNESCO) 2018 World Book Capital Event in Athens.
"I love strong women, and Helene embodies that. This book is a great reminder to dream deep" - Whitney Reynolds, Host of The Whitney Reynolds Show on PBS
American novelist Alysia Helming is the best-selling author of the Protogenesis Book Series, she is President of Protogenesis Media, and Executive Producer of the short film series Footsteps in Athens which bring to life a selection of the book’s most intriguing scenes showcasing real-life experiences in Greece.
Alysia is also the Executive Producer of Meet Me In Greece, an American reality-based TV series which is currently under contract with a major Hollywood studio. With her extensive business background in renewable energy,
Helming currently serves on the Board of Pristine Sun, and has over 25 years’ experience as CFO to four companies. She provides internal and external advisory services to CFOs & CEOs for Fortune 500, including Jacuzzi, Bushnell, Wells Fargo, Hallmark Cards, DST Systems and Exelon.
“This book bridges Greek & American communities with creativity, fantasy and a strong woman main character who learns what she’s really made of.“ - Aly Walansky, Lifestyle Journalist & Contributor to Today, Popsugar & Women’s Health
Kostas Martakis is an award-winning Platinum Greek Recording Artist, Model, Television Star and Actor. Kostas was named by E! Entertainment as one of the "25 Most Sexy Men in the World", describing him as a "Greek God". Kostas's new hit single "Forever & Tonight" was written for the book Protogenesis and just released in the United States.
Watch the music video & theme song written for the release of Protogenesis: Before The Beginning by Alysia Helming Featuring dance by Jennifer Stahl, Principal Dancer of the San Francisco Ballet