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About Yvonne Hertzberger
Yvonne Hertzberger is a native of the Netherlands who immigrated to Canada in 1950. She is an avid student of human behaviour, which gives her the insights she uses to develop the characters in her writing. Hertzberger came to writing late in life, hence the self-proclaimed label 'late bloomer'. She began writing at the 'old' age of 56.
Her first Old World Fantasy novel "Back From Chaos: Book One of Earth's Pendulum" was published in 2009. The second volume "Through Kestrel's Eyes" is available and the third and final volume The Dreamt Child is now published. Hertzberger has contributions in "Indies Unlimited: 2012 Flash Fiction Anthology" and "Indies Unlimited: Tutorials and Tools for Prospering in a Digital World".
She is a contributing author to Indies Unlimited.
Titles By Yvonne Hertzberger
Liannis, the goddess Earth’s seer, her apprenticeship interrupted by the death of her mentor, must help restore the Balance. Until it is, Earth’s power is weakened, preventing Earth from sustaining the rains needed for good harvests. Drought and famine result.
Liannis battles self-doubt and the lure of forbidden romance and deep loss as she faces tests that take her to the brink of her endurance.
But Earth sends a kestrel that allows Liannis to see with her eyes and a white horse to carry her, both with the ability to mind-speak.
Time is short. The people with starve if Earth cannot heal and the Balance cannot be restored.
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Authors with stories in the anthology include: Annette Rochelle Aben, Ralph L. Angelo, Jr., R.L. Austin, Laurie Boris, Melissa Bowersock, Christian A. Brown, Lynne Cantwell, A.V. Carden, Victoria A. Carr, Joan Childs, DW Davis, Leland Dirks, Jennifer Don, Ed Drury, Kathryn El-Assal, Sylvia Heike, Jamie R. Hershberger, Yvonne Hertzberger, Chris James, Howard Johnson, Vickie Johnstone, A. L. Kaplan, K.L. Kelso, L.A. Lewandowski, Angela Luo, S.A. Molteni, Kevin D. Montgomery, Arlene R. O’Neil, Sasha A. Palmer, Brenda Perlin, Sara Stark, Kathy Steinemann, Dick C. Waters, and Mandy White.
Four chosen: Lord Gaelen of Bargia, Klast, his loyal spy and assassin, Lady Marja of Catania and her maid Brensa. Each is unaware of the roles they must play in restoring that Balance.
Most important of these is Klast. It is he who must rescue the kidnapped maid, he who must unmask and bring to justice the traitor who threatens all their lives. It is also he who must deal with the scars from his tormented and abused past before he can accept the final part he must play in Earth’s recovery. But he is a most reluctant and unlikely hero and time is short.
Bloodshed cripples the godess’s power. Four chosen must restore it. Klast, assassin and spy, unlikeliest of heroes, damaged by his tormented past, must recue a maid and bring a traitor to justice, unaware of the role he is destined to play and why his connection to her is essential. Time is short.
Best viewed on a color reader.
Authors with stories in the anthology include: David Antrobus, Gabrielle Baer, Brian Beam, Robert K. Blechman, Laurie Boris, William C. Busch, Sandra Campbell, Lynne Cantwell, Kent Chapman, Ed Drury, E.J. Fechenda, Terveen Gill, Yvonne Hertzberger, Jacqueline Hopkins, Chris James, Jerriann Law, Bob Lock, Pam Logan, Monica Baguchinsky Lunn, JD Mader, Brianna Lee McKenzie, Teirrah McNair, Donna B. McNicol, Rich Meyer, SP Mount, J. L. Murray, Stephanie Myers, Angela Rigley, Betsy Riley, Marc Emile Samuel, Irina Serban, Shiri Sondheimer, Dianna Stover, Krista Tibbs, Dick C. Waters, Sally Whitney, Renee Pierce Williams, and Carol Wyer.
In Tutorials and Tools for Prospering in a Digital World Volume I you’ll find 62 step-by-step tutorials and tips/tools for everything from establishing a presence on multiple social media platforms to tools for optimizing your web presence to bonus tips tailored specifically for authors.
The award-winning and best-selling multi-national staff of Indies Unlimited brings you the ultimate guide for slapping social media into submission.
Knowledge is power. Fish is brain food. If you don’t have fish, you should at least have the Indies Unlimited Tutorials and Tools for Prospering in a Digital World Volume I. It smells way better than fish, and doesn’t require refrigeration. How can you go wrong?
This volume includes chapters from authors DV Berkom, Melissa Bowersock, Laurie Boris, K.S. Brooks, Lynne Cantwell, Martin Crosbie, Jim Devitt, A.C. Flory, Yvonne Hertzberger, Stephen Hise, Mark Jacobs, Chris James, LA Lewandowski, TD McKinnon, Rich Meyer, Melissa Pearl, Lin Robinson, Kathy Rowe, Carolyn Steele, Krista Tibbs, Dick Waters, and Carol Wyer.
Bain, bastard son of Lord Makin and a healer mother, is plucked from obscurity and named
heir to his father's fief. He has no ambition to rule, but is determined not to shame his father or let their people down; nor is he prepared to forsake his mother and the simple values he learned from his humble upbringing.
Phaera, headstrong only child of Lord Danza, has no interest in court life, preferring her vocation as a healer. Her father has promised he will never demand she wed.
When ambitious and cruel young lord Mathune invades a neighboring fief, his actions cause war between the fiefdoms - and turn the lives of both Bain and Phaera upside down. Mathune swears he will have Phaera, whatever the cost.
Bain swears he will not.
Follow Bain and Phaera as their destinies hang in the balance in Altered Destinies: Earth Reborn
Glick, a lizard with real magic, guardian of the caves, helps her escape. He charges her with rescuing all those held in the labyrinth of caves and restoring them to their home village. But M’rain only wants to go home.
The people she must rescue, mostly women, come from a society at the other end of the cave maze - an early agrarian people very unlike M’rain’s primitive desert one. Part way through her quest she meets P’puck, a young man who has just undergone his rite of manhood. He is smitten with M’rain but she is not interested. Nor is she free to decide her future until she completes her quest.
The caves, a labyrinth of tunnels so complex that no one can pass through without getting lost, are forbidden to both peoples. But Glick, with his magic, gives M’rain threads of light to follow, and limited sight in the darkness. By the time the prisoners are rescued and restored to their home village M’rain believes she has changed too much to return to her own people; nor will she fit with the new ones. This leaves her despondent.
But Glick has further plans for her, which involve establishing trade between the two societies. And P’puck still wants M’rain. Glick arranges for him to be M’rain’s companion for the first forays back through the caves. Glick challenges him with accepting M’rain as leader, a role not given to women in either society.