kris waldherr photographed by Robert Presutti
Kris Waldherr is an award-winning author whose many 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 retelling of the Persephone myth, Persephone and the Pomegranate, was noted by the New York Times Book Review for its “quality of myth and magic.”

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 National Museum of Women in the Arts.

In recent years, Waldherr has devoted herself to the art of fiction. Her fiction has been awarded a fellowship from the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, a grant from Poets & Writers, and scholarships to writers conferences. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, where she moderated a panel at their North American conference on the marketing of literary versus commercial historical fiction.

Kris Waldherr’s upcoming publications include novels set in Victorian England and Bad Princess, a nonfiction book for mothers and daughters. She works and lives in Brooklyn in a Victorian-era house with her husband, the anthropologist and curator Thomas Ross Miller, and their young daughter. Her literary representation is by Michelle Brower of Aevitas Creative Management.