kris waldherr photographed by Robert Presutti
Kris Waldherr’s books for adults and children include Doomed Queens, The Lover’s Path, and The Book of GoddessesThe New Yorker praised Doomed Queens as “utterly satisfying” and “deliciously perverse.” The Book of Goddesses was a One Spirit/Book-of-the-Month Club’s Top Ten Most Popular Book. Her picture book Persephone and the Pomegranate was noted by the New York Times Book Review for its “quality of myth and magic.” Her fiction has won fellowships from the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, and a works-in-progress reading grant from Poets & Writers.

As a visual artist, Waldherr is the creator of the Goddess Tarot, which has a quarter of a million copies in print. She has had illustrations published as greeting cards, book covers, and in calendars and magazines. Her art has been exhibited in many galleries and museums including the Ruskin Library, the Mazza Museum of International Art from Picture Books, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Kris Waldherr’s upcoming books include Bad Princess (Scholastic Books, 2018) and her debut novel The Lost History of Dreams (Touchstone Books, 2019). She works and lives in Brooklyn in a Victorian-era house with her husband, the anthropologist Thomas Ross Miller, their young daughter, and a Bengal cat. Her literary representation is by Michelle Brower of Aevitas Creative Management.

New: Read a recent interview with Kris at Spine Magazine.