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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Heidi Herman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1968, in Bloomington, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Herman 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 Information

After spending a total of thirty years in telecommunications, Heidi Herman refocused from technical writing to fiction.

Selected Titles At Your Library

The legend of the Icelandic Yule Lads /
ISBN: 1478743301. OCLC Number:

Outskirts Press.,. [Place of publication not identified]. :. 2015.

This modernized version of the Icelandic Yule Lad tale brings new life to this very old story. After accidentally being seen by a human, Stekkjastaur finds he must rely on a young Shepherd boy to keep his secret. He gives a gift just to protect his troll reputation, but the little boy's happiness made him 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.

Homestyle Icelandic cooking for American kitchens /
ISBN: 0692785140. OCLC Number:

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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes. Contact Heidi Herman, (309)

202-7698 or email Standard Fee $500 Any size groups or geography Topics include: 1. Iceland: Land of Fire & Ice, Legacy of Legends (

2. Icelandic Folklore for Children 3. Cooking demonstrations of common Icelandic dishes 4. Viking Vitality-Scandinavian outlooks and attitudes for a long and happy life