Vlatka’s passion is story. She uses sound and singing in creative ways to generate stories for children and adults.
Sound has always been an important part of Vlatka’s life. She started her writing career as a copywriter and Creative Director in radio. Her first produced radio play showed her what sound can do to enhance story. Now 30 years later, she comes full circle collaborating with Becky Parker Geist of Pro Audio Voices.
Many years ago, Vlatka used songs without words to generate stories that her children found entertaining and engaging, woven with lessons addressing their daily challenges. It started as a mother’s desire to help and nurture her children.
The stories spread to classrooms. Soon Vlatka was invited to events for adults too. Many have called Vlatka’s short stories folk stories, some have called them myths, or pedagogical (teaching) stories.
Vlatka has written short stories for schools, events and individuals. Topics have included racism, gender issues, friendship, goodness, truth and beauty, forgiveness, understanding and many other emotional and spiritual topics. As a freelance writer, Vlatka has written picture books, eBooks, comic books, and adapted a spiritual story for middle readers.
Vlatka is also the author of Aesop’s Fables eBook adaptations, The Brother and the Sister, The Buffoon and the Countryman, and The Bear and the Two Travelers, the comic book David, Software Engineer, and Ancient Stories by the Keeper of the Tales told in classrooms.
Where to find Vlatka Herzberg online
Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories: Book One
by Becky Parker Geist & Vlatka Herzberg
Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories: Book One offers traditional and new original folktales that explore the love, joy and challenges between mothers and children. Perfect to read aloud, or listen to the audiobook by Becky Parker. Grandmother Moon and other unforgettable characters come to life in this charming illustrated collection. "This is marvelous work! Bravo!" (Jay O'Callahan)
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