Kris Waldherr is an award-winning author, illustrator, and designer whose many books include DOOMED QUEENS, THE LOVER’S PATH, and THE BOOK OF GODDESSES. She is also the creator of the Goddess Tarot, which has a quarter of a million copies in print, and other card decks.
The 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. THE BOOK OF GODDESSES inspired the Goddess Tarot, as well as a Grammy-nominated chamber music suite by composer Robert Paterson. 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.” Her fiction has received a fellowship from the Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, and a mini-grant from Poets & Writers. 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.
As a visual artist, Waldherr 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, the Mazza Museum, and the Ruskin Library. Her book design for DOOMED QUEENS won first place at the New York Book Show in the quality paperback category.
Kris Waldherr’s upcoming books include novels set in Victorian England and a follow up to DOOMED QUEENS. 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.