Yvonne Hertzberger

Biography

Yvonne Hertzberger is a native of the Netherlands who immigrated to Canada in 1950. She is married with two grown children, (one married) and resides quietly in Stratford, Ontario with her spouse, Mark in a 130 year old, tiny, brick cottage, where she plans to live out her retirement. She calls herself a jill-of-all-trades and a late bloomer. Her many past paid jobs included banking, day care, residential care for challenged children, hairdressing (her favourite) retail, and customer service. She enjoys gardening, singing, the theatre, decorating and socializing with friends and family
Hertzberger is an alumna of The University of Waterloo, first with a B.A. in psychology, then and Hon. B.A. Sociology and stopped ½ a thesis short of an M.A. in Sociology. She has always been an avid student of human behaviour. This, and her personal experiences are what give her the insights she uses to develop the characters in her writing.
Hertzberger came to writing late in life, hence the label ‘late bloomer’. Her first Fantasy novel “Back From Chaos: Book One of Earth’s Pendulum” was published in 2009. The second volume in the planned trilogy “Through Kestrel’s Eyes” is available currently and the third book in the trilogy “The Dreamt Child” was published in December 2013.

Where to find Yvonne Hertzberger online

Series

Earth's Pendulum
A Fantasy trilogy set in a low tech world. The idea that history acts much like a pendulum, swinging from chaos to peace and back again and that Earth, symbolized as a goddess, suffers from chaos and is healed by cooperation and peace. The effects show in whether harvests are poor or good, the people prosper or suffer and so on. Each volume also contains aspects of romance, and action. The stories are heavily character based and follow characters from one book to the next. Back From Chaos, then Through Kestrel's Eyes, and lastly The Dreamt Child

Books

Labyrinth Quest
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,410. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 15, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
M’rain is captured into a band of slaves in thrall to a madman. Glick, a spirit lizard, charges her with restoring the captives to their village. He gives her trails of light to follow so she will not become lost. The mission changes her. Despondent, she believes she will no longer be welcome back home. Nor does she belong with the new people. But her quest is not yet finished.
The Dreamt Child: Earth's Pendulum, Book Three
Series: Earth's Pendulum, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,230. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Liannis, Earth’s seer, cannot deny the meaning of her recurring dream. She and Merrist must bear a child – with great gifts. Earth has decreed it. But the people resist the changes, bringing danger to the pair and strife to the lands. Both face tests, sometimes without each other, to fulfill their destiny and bring The Dreamt Child forth into safety and initiate the new era of peace and balance.
Through Kestrel's Eyes
Series: Earth's Pendulum, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,520. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Through Kestrel’s Eyes, the sequel to Back From Chaos in the Earth’s Pendulum trilogy begins seventeen years later. The peace that followed the end of the Red Plague is shattered when the lords of Gharn and Leith are toppled by traitors, throwing the land into chaos
Back From Chaos
Series: Earth's Pendulum, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 112,530. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
(4.91 from 11 reviews)
Klast, the loner, must save a maid, unmask a traitor, and make peace with his destiny; a most unlikely hero, chosen by Earth to restore Her Balance.