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Name: Heidi HermanPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children; Born: 1968, in Bloomington, Illinois
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Illinois ConnectionHerman was born in Bloomington and grew up in small-town Central Illinois, attending Towanda Elementary, graduating from NCHS, and taking classes at Illinois State University. She later moved to Chicago and worked in telecommunications, which took her to six different states over the course of twelve years. She returned to settle back Central Illinois - this time in Morton - in 2013.
Biographical and Professional InformationAfter spending a total of thirty years in telecommunications, Heidi Herman refocused from technical writing to fiction.
- Her Viking Heart,Hekla Publishing,2018
- Homestyle Icelandic Cooking for America Kitchens,Hekla Publishing,2016
- Icelandic Yule Lads: Mayhem at the North Pole,Hekla Publishing,2017
- The Guardians of Iceland and other Icelandic Folk Tales,Hekla Publishing,2016
- The Legend of the Icelandic Yule Lads,Outskirts Press,2015
Titles At Your Library
The Legend of the Icelandic Yule Lads
ISBN: 1478743301 Outskirts Press. 2015 After accidentally being seen by a human, an Icelandic Yule Lad named Stekkjastaur finds he must rely on a young shepherd boy to keep his troll identity a secret. Stekkjastaur gives a gift just to ensure the child's silence, but the little boy's happiness makes Stekkjastaur happy as well. He learns that one of the greatest gifts you can receive is the joy in giving to someone else. One by one, the Yule Lads each take a break from his own mischief, and each one learns the happiness gained from gift-giving. Even from a source as unlikely as a troll, a selfish act wrapped up in the Christmas spirit can grow into something wonderful.
Iceland's rich history of legends and folktales featuring a host of mystical creatures is reflected in this unique Christmas tale about trolls. This modernized version of the Icelandic Yule Lads brings new life to a very old story. The legend of the Yule Lads is well-known among Icelanders and has been passed down from generation to generation for over 1,500 years.The original tale was told to discourage bad behavior in youngsters and had a distinctly bogeyman vibe. After a law was passed in 1746 by the Danish government to prohibit parents from terrorizing their children with the Yule Lad stories (and their ogre-mother, Gryla), the Yule Lads gradually became the mischievous pranksters they are in modern stories.
The Icelandic Yule Lads: Mayhem at the North Pole
ISBN: 0998281638 Hekla Publishing. 2017 Go on an adventure across Scandinavia to the North Pole with these thirteen half-troll, half-ogre pranksters. The Icelandic Yule Lads cause mayhem and mischief in their search for holiday goodies. But, will they go too far and end up on Santa's Naughty List?
Her Viking Heart
ISBN: 194723384X Hekla Publishing LLC. 2018 A compelling story about love, loss, betrayal and redemption, as one woman discovers a family secret that changes everything she's ever known. 2018 American Fiction Awards-Award Finalist in the Chick Lit/Women's Lit category
When Anna Miller's father is killed less than two years after the death of her mother, Anna finds herself alone in the world. Moving back into her family home, Anna has the arduous task of sorting through and packing up her parents' belongings. When she comes across some mysterious documents in her father's study she is confused but intrigued. Determined to complete the research her father began, Anna embarks on a journey that will take her back several generations in history to WWII. As she begins to unveil the mystery surrounding her family, her research takes her to a small town in Wyoming. It is in this town she meets a handsome rancher named Logan Harris, awakening feelings that haven't stirred inside her in a long time. As Anna gets closer to discovering the truth about her family secrets, she realizes it may be at the cost of her personal happiness.
The Guardians of Iceland and Other Icelandic Folk Tales
ISBN: 1947233963 Hekla Publishing LLC. 2016 2017 Book Excellence Award Winner for Multicultural Fiction.
Trolls and Hidden Folk are a part of daily life in Iceland. This collection of Icelandic folklore and legends comes from the days of the Vikings. The twenty-five short stories are centuries old and have been updated for today's readers of all ages. Children and adults alike will love to delve into this fantastic collection of traditional Icelandic fairy tales and legends. These short stories of trolls, elves with magical powers, and Hidden People have been passed down from generation to generation.
First written down hundreds of years ago, the stories are now brought together and updated for a modern audience, so now you too can read about the trolls who freely roamed Iceland, the race of Hidden People with strong magical powers and of the four powerful beings who still protect Iceland from invaders to this day. Packed full of fascinating myths, this collection of folklore is a must for anyone wanting to discover a world of mermaids and mermen, giants, shape-shifting seals and dragons in disguise.
Homestyle Icelandic Cooking for American Kitchens
ISBN: 0692785140 Hekla Publishing LLC. 2016 Whether you're looking to connect with your roots, try something new or already love Icelandic cooking, this book is a must for your cookbook shelf. This is a collection of 25 traditional everyday Icelandic recipes, translated with step-by-step instructions. These are some of the simple classic favorites that truly reflect the home-style Icelandic flavors and heritage.
2017 Gourmand World Cookbook Award Winner
2016 Pinnacle Achievement Award Winner
History of Icelandic Food
Remoulade Remoulade (Brown Sauce)
Mřsuostur Brown Whey Cheese
Br˙nar Kart÷flur Brown Potatoes
Kj÷ts˙pa Meat Soup
Plokkfiskur Fish Stew
Fiskur Me Ostur Cheesy Fish
Fiska Bollur Fish Balls
Bakaur Fiskur Baked Fish
R˙gbrau Svart Black(Rye) Bread
R˙gbrau Br˙nt Brown(Rye) Bread
Litlabollur Doughnut Balls
Kleinur Kleinur (Doughnut)
Pipark÷kur Pepper Cookie
Parisark÷kur Meringue Cookie
Vanilluhringir Vanilla Ring Cookie
M÷mmuk÷kur Mama's Cookie
Smj÷rkrem Butter Icing
Bolludagur Bollur Buns (Cream Puff)
Rjˇmaterta Whipped Cream Cake
VÝnarterta Vienna Cake
FylturHveitibrauskrans Coffee Wreath
VÝnarbrau I Vienna Bread (pastry) #1
VÝnarbrau II Vienna Bread (pastry) #2
VÝnarbrau III Vienna Bread (pastry) #3
P˙ingur Fylta Custard Filling