About Us

“The Norns spin the threads of fate at the foot of Yggdrasil, the tree of the world.” (source)

Norns Triad Publications is a publishing collaboration.
It originated with three authors:
J.M. NORTHUP and SAHARA FOLEY are two of the three founders.
Then, they found their valkyrie, author KAREN J. MOSSMAN.

Why Norns Triad Publications?

Mythology is a fundamental element of storytelling.  As we are three female writers taking charge of our own destiny, it only made sense to choose The Norns (pronounced ‘norms’, which translates to ‘the twine’).  Urd (‘what once was’), Verdandi (‘what is’), and Skuld (‘what shall be’) are the goddesses of destiny who weave the fates of gods and humans alike.

Valkyries are often linked to The Norns because they are thought to have influence on the wyrd (or the fate) of humans.  “Like the Norns, valkyries weave fate in the poem Darraarljóð.”  As these beings are also strong females who take control of the future, it only makes sense to have them associated with our brand and the amazing woman who chose to partner with us as we weave our stories and characters into being.

You have Norse Runes in your logo.  What do they mean?

The Norns are the trio that create the Triad of Being.  This triad makes up a third of the Valknut, which also represents the Nine Worlds of the Norse Cosmos.  This is where the triangle in our logo was derived from.

The ‘X’ in our logo is the Norse rune, Gyfu (also known as Gebo).  It is the 7th rune, and represents the ‘G’ in the Runic Alphabet.  It means ‘gifts’ (both given and taken), balance, and partnership.  As we are a partnership, we’ve included it.