-What is your name?
My name is Snorri Kristjansson.
-What genre do you write in?
I reckon we can possibly call it Historical Fantasy? I dunno. Stuff with Vikings and some historical detail in it and a little bit of magic but the kind that Vikings would have considered science.
-What drew you to this genre?
Tolkien, Pratchett, Feist, Abercrombie, Jordan, Hobb, Martin and the fact that Vikings are awesome.
-What book(s) have you written?
The Valhalla Saga (Swords of Good Men, Blood Will Follow and Path of Gods) and the Helga Finnsdottir Mysteries (Kin and Council)
-What is your current release?
Kin, out in paperback, and Council, out in hardback on May 17th.
-How much research went into that book?
Eh. I dunno. Seven? A kilo? Three litres of research. One giraffe’s worth. Research is, for me, not the main thing. I tend to approach it in a needs must sort of way – if something has to happen in a story and I don’t know how the Vikings did it I look it up. It is probably easiest to describe my process by the fact that it has taken me ages to have my characters stop eating potatoes.
-What was the hardest part of writing that book?
The potatoes. A close second is writing from the viewpoint of a 22-year old woman in the Viking world, but hey – challenges are fun. And by fun, I mean panic-sweat-inducing. Let the record show I tried my best.
-Is this work part of a series?
Yes! At the moment, there are two. There might be more.
– Where can your book(s) be found?
Online retailers of various repute. Waterstones. Goldsboro books. A charity shop in Linlithgow (although they may have sold their copy of Blood Will Follow by now)
-Reading time is valuable. Sell me on your book.
That sounds a little bit like human trafficking to me and that is morally dubious at best, and downright reprehensible if done on a book. I dunno. Do you like Vikings, beards and swearing? Then read Swords of Good Men. Would you like a Viking Murder Mystery full of badass women in it? Read Kin.