The Legend of the Icelandic Yule Lads


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Outskirts Press
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8.5 X 0.1 X 8.5 inches | 0.23 pounds

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About the Author

Heidi Herman was born and raised in Central Illinois, but her passion and a common theme in her writing is her Icelandic heritage. After a 30-year career in business, where she authored magazine articles, white papers, and technical assessment reports, Heidi turned to fiction writing full-time. In the winter of 2012, her mother, Íeda Jónasdóttir Herman, published a childhood memoir, which featured some of Iceland's folklore. Heidi was immersed in childhood memories of the Scandinavian legends, lore, and imaginative stories. The legend of Iceland's troll-like Christmas characters - Jólasveinar - sparked the imagination of many readers and led to Heidi writing her first book, The Legend of the Icelandic Yule Lads. It was followed by two more books on Icelandic folklore: The Guardians of Iceland and Other Icelandic Folk Tales and The Icelandic Yule Lads Mayhem at the North Pole. In 2017, she co-authored and Icelandic cookbook, Homestyle Icelandic Cooking for American Kitchens with her mother, Íeda Jónasdóttir Herman, which won a US category in The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards that year. Heidi published her debut novel, Her Viking Heart, in 2018 and it was named the 2018 Foreward INDIES Book of the Year Gold Winner - Romance Category. Heidi currently spends her time between South Dakota and Arizona, with her husband, four horses and three dogs. In addition to writing, she loves cooking, photography, travel, and exploring the outdoors.