Author Bio


Listen to Interview with Genevieve Davis by Larry Meiller on Wisconsin Public Radio

    Genevieve Davis is the author of Secret Life, Secret Death, the true story of a young mother who fell into crime with the Mob in Chicago and later ran a shady hotel in northern Wisconsin in the 20's and 30's.  Davis spent 10 years researching the true story in archives, libraries, personal interviews, family letters, on-line data bases, historical societies and newspapers.  Secret Life, Secret Death tells the story of Davis's paternal grandmother.

    Davis is also the author of Fanni's Viennese Kitchen, a collection of authentic Austrian recipes for such yummy things as Apple Strudel, Plum Dumplings, Strawberry Cake, Rumbombe, Wiener Schnitzel and Sauerbraten.  It is also a collection of stories of immigrant life in America, showing how Fanni met some of the challenges of the Great Depression with her cooking skills.  The book tells the story of Davis's maternal grandmother.

    Currently Davis is at work on The Lady and the Monk, a Medieval Fairy Tale of love, sorcery and seduction.  Publication in 2016.

    Davis is also the Producer and Director of the film version of SECRET LIFE, SECRET DEATH.  The film won best Art Film in LA at Indie Fest in 2013 and has played at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago and in Rome, London, New Orleans and many theaters, museums and libraries in Wisconsin.