Thomas Kring was born in Copenhagen in 1966 into a middleclass family. Travelling was not something he had much opportunity to do while growing up. Vacations always meant heading to the family summerhouse where due to the lousy Danish weather he spent most of his time inside reading. Working his way through the small collection of books, he soon developed fondness for travel literature. Inspired by writers such as Jack London and Jørgen Riel he was drawn to the Arctic from an early age. Forced by his parents to finish high school first, he headed north as soon as he graduated. He managed to find a job in construction in a small town on the west coast of Greenland, just north of the polar circle. However, after spending a winter there, it did not take him long to decide that there had to be more to life than living in the dark for six months a year. He packed his bags and headed south, determined to visit as many different countries as possible.
Since then he has been fortunate to be able to travel widely, often to places less visited. Through his travel and his work, he has had the opportunity to meet and engage with people from all walks of life in many parts of the world - from the very elite of society to the poorest slum dweller and former victims of human trafficking. He has seen first-hand the effects of poverty and conflict in many parts of the world. It has allowed him to gain a deep insight into the darker sides of humanity. It has also has provided him with material and inspiration for writing along with a wish to share his experiences with others. Through his writing, he seeks to provide a window into these lesser known worlds.