An Interview with Una Verdandi

I had the wonderful opportunity to talk to Una Verdandi about her Norse-inspired speculative fiction work and was able to listen to some amazing Norse tales as we were chatting. I am excited to share Una’s brilliance with all of you

Una Verdandi is a writer of science fiction and fantasy novels. When she is not exorcising her muses into a Word document, she is probably painting, embroidering, or pondering the meaning of life. (Just kidding — life is meaningless.) As a professional editor, she helps other fiction authors mold their demons into a marketable form and tidies up legalese and financial babble for corporate clients.

Una’s novel Black Wolf: The Binding of Loki re-envisions the worlds of the Old Norse gods and the tragic events that destroyed them, based on medieval sources. Excerpts and purchase links are available at <>. 

To better understand Loki’s role in Norse mythology, read the Master of Mischief series. 

If you are interested in Old Norse history, visit the Link Roundup list, which covers topics from Viking seafaring technology and weaponry to women’s roles in society. 

To learn more about how white supremacists distort Old Norse history and mythology, and to find resources for combatting this misappropriation, see my article “SOS: Save Our Symbols — From Racist Misappropriation.”

Interviewed by Derek Newman-Stille, MA, PhD (ABD), (they/them)

Derek Newman-Stille

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