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Heidi Herman - Live the Adventure of the Fairy Tale
In 2015, The Legend of the Icelandic Yule Lads was Heidi's writing debut. What began as a centuries-old oral legend recounted in her Mother's memoirs, "Growing Up Viking: Fond Memories of Iceland" blossomed into a modern children's book.
Heidi Herman is a native to Illinois with a Scandinavian heritage she celebrates. Her mother is a native of Iceland, who met and married a US serviceman who was stationed in Reykjavik during WWII. Heidi grew up with stories of brave fishermen, mischievous trolls and adventurous Vikings. She once insisted to her elementary teacher that Leif Ericsson, not Christopher Columbus discovered America and that the history books were wrong. Her mother, Ieda, published her memoirs in the winter of 2012, which inspired Heidi to delve into the Icelandic folklore, reviving her childhood love of legend, fairy tales and imaginative stories. The troll-like characters sparked the imagination of many and led to Heidi writing her first book, Legend of the Icelandic Yule Lads. This was followed up with a collection of folk tales from Iceland, retelling old stories of legendary creatures and classic fairy tales, a cookbook, and a contemporary novel.
Heidi current lives in Illinois with her two Schnoodles, Dusty and Thor.