Nordland publishing is the brainchild of the feverish imaginings of ex-pats living in Norway. It is a shared dream that has been waiting for the right circumstances to give it shape. From hardships and setbacks, we have come through adversity to forge an alliance with a common mission: to create the definitive experience of Ice and Snow, Steel and Stone. From the far North, we intend to publish the best in art, poetry and prose from new writers. Our driving force is to seek out excellence, and ensure that new voices are given a chance to sing.


Welcome to Nordland Publishing – Follow the North Road.


MJ Kobernus

Founder / Author, Editor & Chief bottle washer

MJ Kobernus is a writer, with a distinct leaning towards metaphysical fantasy. He has authored several novels, many short stories and is the self proclaimed inventor of the micro genre of “Flash Philosophy.” You can follow him on his personal blog:


Markus Furchner

Co-Founder / Business Development & Strategy

Markus grew up in Advertising and started fooling around with the first Mac in 1984. For the last 20 years he has worked in Media, IT and Consulting, a few of that for Apple, and has joined Nordland because he thinks we are awesome.


Katie Metcalfe


Katie Metcalfe is a writer, poet, photographer and publisher of numerous magazines and books. She is a best selling Amazon author, magazine editor and self confessed Black Metal Addict with a penchant for bits of dead animal which she will dangle from her person.


David Grigg

Associate Editor

David R. Grigg is a retired software developer and long-time science fiction fan from Melbourne, Australia. A number of his stories have appeared in recent online and e-book anthologies.

He joins Nordland in order to pursue his love of editing, science fiction and Norwegian waffles.