Henry was born and grew up in South Africa. He had two passions, the love of animation and writing, but he also had a fascination for Ancient Egypt. After a number of career changes, he found employment at the Durban Natural History Museum as staff artist/technical assistant. While working on the mummy exhibit, his interest in Ancient Egypt led him to do some more research. The plot for a historical fictional novel slowly developed.
After another career change, and while commuting to and from work, he started to write the novel. The final manuscript was completed in 2017.