Ieda Jonasdottir Herman


A native of Iceland, Ieda Jonasdottir spent her first 19 years immersed in the Scandinavian culture, growing up with the stories of Hidden People, trolls, and her Vikings ancestors through the Sagas. She married an American, raised a family, and after retiring, she began writing short stories and full length books, sharing the Icelandic culture and mythology in each. Ieda enjoys conducting seminars and presentations on Iceland, attending Scandinavian events, and sharing her knowledge of the country and history. She visits Iceland each year, in between her speaking and writing schedule and enjoys spending time with her 10 children, 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

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Growing Up Viking
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,880. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017 by Hekla Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The author recalls Iceland 1935, a simpler time and draws the reader into a childhood routine that had been virtually unchanged since the days of the Vikings. The enchanting legends of trolls and hidden folk of Iceland are interwoven with the hopes and fears of a child growing up amidst the hardships of daily life in this mysterious land of eerie landscapes, erupting volcanoes, gushing geysers.
Viking Kids Don't Cry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,280. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2017 by Hekla Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
For Didda and her sisters, life in the remote fjords of Iceland was one of danger, hard work and joy. Trolls and Hidden Folk were as real as the struggles with Iceland’s meanest cow and sheep shearing skirmishes. This enchanting story of a strong-willed young girl viewing life as a great adventure while facing the realities of fear and death was inspired by the author's own childhood experience.

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adventure    farm    horses    iceland    keflavik    memoir    reykjavik    scandinavia    ship travel    travel    trolls    us navy    viking    war bride    wwii