Heidi Herman is a native to Illinois with a strong connection to her Sandinavian heritage. 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, and an Icelandic heritage cookbook, before turning to writing contemporary novels.
Today, Heidi focuses on Women's Fiction. She lives in South Dakota with her husband and three dogs - two schoonodles and a yellow lab.
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