Kris is from a long line of Vikings, with her mother being Irish and her father Danish. This picture of her was taken in the 1980s and shows her standing beneath the portrait of her Great Uncle Torvald. What a great name, but get this, Great Uncle Torvald was Head Brewer at Carlsberg Brewery!!! in Copenhagen, Denmark. What a great catch Kris would have been. Here she is, young, brunette and gorgeous and her uncle runs a brewery!!!
The Last Viking will be coming out around the time of the 2011 All Saints’ Festival and Kris has signed me up as a presenter, so it could be a chance for you to see the book newly published, before anyone else has had a chance. You won’t be allowed in the room, though, unless you are wearing horns. And as a good Viking Princess, Kris will go Berserk at anyone who stupidly tries to sneak in not properly dressed and ready for battle.
Kris is still to announce the line-up for next year’s All Saints Festival, but I’ve heard she has contracted a number very talanted authors and illustrators from Fremantle Press.