DSC_1742bKris Atkins has always been primarily fascinated by three things: people, magic, and language. In her mid-twenties she combined these loves into one passion: writing emotionally intelligent fantasy that explores its characters as much as its magic systems. Nine years later, she’s still at it.

Kris was diagnosed with bipolar II disorder in 2009. Since then, she has become an advocate for mental health awareness. It only made sense for her to fold mental health issues into her stories.

Kris has loved words and language for as long as she can remember. To prove her dedication she earned her BA in Linguistics. Four years later, she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, two rambunctious boys, and one grumpy dog. She has mermaid hair even though her Patronus is the pegasus.

You can reach her at krisatkinswrites@gmail.com.