Synne Kristine Eriksen grew up on an island in Denmark. She rode horses, worked after school in her father’s grocer’s shop, read stories, a lot of stories, and dreamed of writing stories of her own.

Synne is a former history teacher, and her writing is inspired by the Iron and Viking ages. Her love of the natural world permeates her stories, and her writing style is spare and poetic.

Synne has lived in Copenhagen, Cardiff and London, but she has never not lived on an island. She presently lives in Sorø, Denmark with her husband and their three sons.