Fascinated since childhood with the Vikings, and a lover his entire life of captivating stories, Judson Roberts decided in 1999 to attempt to combine these interests and write a novel set within the world of the Vikings. Two years and countless hours of research later, the Strongbow Saga, a historical fiction series for adult and teen readers, was born.
The Strongbow Saga follows the adventures of Halfdan Hroriksson, a young Dane, across the Viking world of the latter half of the 9th century, weaving his fictional tale in and out of actual events of the period and the lives of the historical figures who shaped them, combining a fast moving, gripping story with an accurate portrayal of the Vikings and their world.
Over his long and varied career, Judson Roberts has been a police officer, federal agent, organized crime prosecutor, and private investigator. He is also a distant descendant of Rollo, also known as Rolf or Hrolf, the Viking leader who in 911 AD entered into a treaty with the King of the Western Franks and was granted the lands located around the mouth of the Seine River which eventually became known as Normandy, after the Northmen who settled there. He currently lives on a small farm near Eugene, Oregon, where he is working on the next volume in the Strongbow Saga series.