Heidi Herman


Heidi Herman is a native of Illinois, proud of her Scandinavian heritage and close ties to Iceland. Her mother is a native of Iceland, who met and married a US serviceman who was stationed there in WWII. Heidi grew up with stories of brave fishermen, mischievous trolls and adventurous Vikings. After a career in telecom consulting, Heidi was inspired by her mother’s memoirs, moving from training classes and technical writing to once again being immersed in the childhood fascination of legend, lore and imaginative stories. She has written three children’s books on Icelandic myths and legends, along with a cookbook of Icelandic dishes co-authored with her mother. Her first book was the Legend of the Icelandic Yule Lads, one of the best-known Icelandic folk tales. Heidi spends her time researching Icelandic folklore and mythology, writing, and speaking at events to share her Icelandic heritage and love of the country. She lives in Illinois with her two Schnoodles, Dusty and Thor.

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Her Viking Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,330. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2018 by Hekla Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Western
A compelling story about love, loss, betrayal and redemption, as one woman discovers a family secret that changes everything. Anna Miller comes across mysterious documents that lead from her Iowa home to a small Wyoming town, where she uncovers a secret that goes back to WWII. After meeting handsome rancher Logan, things start to get complicated. The price of the truth may be her own happiness.
The Icelandic Yule Lads Mayhem at the North Pole
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017 by Hekla Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Follow the new misadventures and mayhem of the Icelandic Yule Lads. They cause havoc as they travel through Scandinavia on their search with their puffin, whale and polar bear friends. Their mischief causes trouble at the Reindeer Training Camp and leads to mayhem at the North Pole! When Santa gets involved they find themselves in big trouble.
The Guardians of Iceland and Other Icelandic Folk Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,750. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017 by Hekla Publishing LLC. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
2018 International Book Awards Finalist; 2017 Book Excellence Award Winner for Multicultural Fiction. This short story collection of 25 updated Icelandic fairy tales and legends come from the days of the Vikings. Read about trolls that wandered throughout Iceland, the race of Hidden People with strong magic powers and the four powerful beings that protect Iceland from all invaders

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