Welcome

Welcome to my site! If you are a reader of Epic Fantasy, especially set in “olden” times, then this is a good place to visit. I like to call it ‘Old World Fantasy’ but there is no such category ‘officially’. Maybe I can start  new trend. What do you think?

Please take the time to check out my first novel “Earth’s Pendulum, Book One – Back From Chaos”, the revised edition, and its sequel, “Through Kestrel’s Eyes”. The third volume, “The Dreamt Child,” which completes the original trilogy, is now available. Who knows where the muse will lead me to next…

You are also welcome to check out my blog, where I hope we can dialogue on writing and related topics. From time to time, I will include posts from other writers that you may find interesting.

Writing is a retirement vocation for me. The nest is bare, my children flown, and I finally have the time to devote to this passion.  Stay tuned as I learn the ‘rest of the work’, the other skills I need to keep you all up to date with the latest.

I finally found my calling writing Epic Fantasy, a sub-genre of fantasy fiction. Finding the category readers will identify with has been a challenge. My work doesn’t fit neatly into the ones already available. I won’t go into what it is not except to say that there are no creatures in my fantasy novels you’ve never met and only minimal amounts of paranormal.

Finding the right words to describe what we write is a dilemma many fantasy writers face as the the genre is so wide open.It is unfortunate that fantasy novels and fantasy stories are listed with science fiction when they really have very little in common. I have spoken with (virtually) many fantasy authors who face this problem. “What’s in a name?” It’s an important questions deserving of a good answer.

My series does include seers who can communicate with a few animals and with the goddess earth. So where do I fit? Some have thought historical fantasy would be a good fit, but my setting is not historically accurate. My fantasy novels are set in an early medieval time, with very little technology, but the world I have created never really existed. But if you like novels that include a smattering of adventure, a little romance, some intrigue, in a sweeping setting with great characters you will fall in love with, you have come to the right place. My books may be labelled fantasy novels, but the characters seem real and the setting will feel somehow familiar.

If you are interested in reading more about me or my creative process, please visit my blog. I would be happy to share any insight that I can provide to those seeking it. I also often share posts from others that I find particularly interesting or helpful, especially those about writing, self-publishing, the life of the Indie author and related topics. Occasionally I feature other authors, not necessarily fantasy authors, but ones whose work I respect and wish to support.

Another passion of mine is the work I do for Indies Unlimited, where I am a contributing author and staff member. This volunteer group has done so much to support and promote Indie writers and authors. Our group includes writers of every genre, even a few fantasy authors, so I feel right at home there. I invite you to check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

Writing is a time consuming vocation but I love to hear from fans and readers and do my best to answer all those who take the time to contact me. You, the readers and fans, are my inspiration. Without you this whole effort would be futile.

96 Responses to Welcome

  1. Wendy Reis says:

    Eagerly anticipating the second in the series!

  2. successbmine says:

    I just read your teaser and although I am not a Fantasy enthusiast, I think it is very well written. I wish you well in you publishing endeavours.

  3. Wendy Reis says:

    @succfessbemine: Fantasy was not my genre, either, until I read Yvonne’s first book. Twice. This gal is a 5 star wordsmith, and trust me, a lot of drivel crosses my desk.

  4. Diane Tibert says:

    Yvonne, I blogged about your free books today available on Amazon.com. The blog is here: http://dianetibert.com/2012/05/30/free-fantasy-novel-by-yvonne-hertzberger/

    Good luck with your sales.

  5. Hi, Yvonne! Stopping by from the IU blogfest!

  6. Laurie Boris says:

    Love the new look, Yvonne!

  7. “Indies Unlimited sent me.”

  8. Laurie Boris says:

    Hi, Yvonne! Love the spiffy new design!

  9. (looks around) Nice new place you’ve got here. ;)

  10. DV Berkom says:

    Very nice update, Yvonne! Well done :-)

  11. T.D.McKinnon says:

    I find your website very calming and friendly,Yvonne.

  12. I love the coolness of your blog and am now following you.

  13. Beautiful new digs! Congratulations :)

  14. Love what you’ve done with the place!! Very cool

  15. R.J. Keith says:

    Love the new pad!

  16. T.D.McKinnon says:

    ‘Old World Fantasy’ I love it! I think you should push that genre, Yvonne.

  17. Meeks says:

    Happy blog-warming! Just signed up. It all looks good. The only thing I miss from the old one is being able to comment using my wordpress ID. Otherwise it looks as if everything is working seamlessly. :)

  18. Saying hello here from IU – nice site! I like the covers on your fantasy novels, by the way. Good font selection, and the design is striking and consistent.

  19. alkaplan says:

    Nice site. Got here through IU.

  20. (waves from the IU blogfest)

  21. tdmckinnon says:

    A big hi from the IU Blogfest

  22. Best wishes for greatest rewards with your writing, Yvonne.

    Cheers,
    Massimo

  23. Yvonne, this is a lovely place – best wishes and keep writing. Indies Unlimited sent me :) and this was a wonderful way to discover new authors.

  24. Dale says:

    Hi from IU again, Yvonne.

  25. S.A. Molteni says:

    Beautiful and calming colors here, Yvonne. So glad I dropped by :-)

  26. Stopping by as part of the IU Blog Fest.

  27. Hi Yvonne, Stopping over from IU. Great blog.

  28. lisaday12 says:

    Checking out your wonderful site…found you through UI

  29. Hannah lomoth says:

    Hey thanks for the website Yvonne it’s nice hope I can see you again soon

  30. S.A. Molteni says:

    Visiting by way of IU Blogfest – Very nice blog you have here, Yvonne :-)

  31. tdmckinnon says:

    Hi Yvonne, Happy Blogday!

  32. timwjax says:

    Late to the blogfest (as with most things), but glad I made it. This is a great site.

  33. geza says:

    congratulation for good job, We wish you 2014 one of the best from my all family.
    Giza Nicole and Aaron

  34. Great Website! :-) I Wish You Much Success In 2014.

  35. Brenda Perlin says:

    The blog looks great!!!! Good for you. :-) Congrats.

  36. Tamy Burns says:

    Love The Look!

  37. D. John Watson says:

    I’m always looking for new authors and I’m looking forward of getting to know these books.

  38. Aron Joice says:

    I’m always late to the party…sorry. Your site is just lovely and I agree with T.D., very calming. Keep those books coming, and I wish you success.

  39. dalefurse says:

    How did I miss this? This a great site and I’m sure you’ll get lots of readers.

  40. Mel Parish says:

    Fabulous blog Yvonne, very impressive.

  41. nickvulich says:

    Nice looking site Yvonne.

  42. debb lavoie says:

    Hello Yvonne :)

    You have a wonderful website!
    I need to extend my life to one-hundred lifetimes to read all the books I want :)

  43. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked submit my
    comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not
    writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted too say excellent blog!

  44. Kat says:

    Hello from IU’s BlogFest! I love that they host these as they’re such a good way to get to meet one another.

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