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I’ve been honored to join some fantastic broadcast shows and podcasts. I enjoy talking about active lifestyles, attitudes on aging, Iceland, and my books. Here are links to a few guest spots.


Pursue Your Spark with Heike Yates

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Don’t Retire..Graduate Podcast

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February 18, 2021

The Wendi Cooper Show

StoryViews with Remarkable People Over 50

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January 25, 2021

Aging Life Network with Nancy Oriola

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January 20, 2021

Sage Aging with Liz Craven

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January 12, 2021

Women Over 50: A Life Redesigned

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January 11, 2021

Aging in Portland Radio with Mark Turnbull

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January 6, 2021

Inspired Women Podcast

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December 28, 2020

Best of Times Talk Radio

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November 21, 2020

Best of Times Talk Radio

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November 21, 2020

Conversations with Women Living Well After 50

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October 22, 2020

Sunny 93.3 Sioux Falls

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October 12, 2020

Not Your Average Lives Podcast

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October 12, 2020

Growing Older With Gusto!

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October 5, 2020

NonFiction 4Life

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September 25, 2020

Live Well, Retire Happy

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September 23, 2020

Living to 100 (Radio)

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August 28, 2020

Bloomer Boomer (Youtube Podcast)

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August 21, 2020

Dave Holly Hour (Podcast)

Sioux Empire Arts & Entertainment

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August 20, 2020

Feminine Roadmap (Podcast)

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August 13, 2020



Newspaper and media mentions about my books, release parties, events, and special presentations.

South Dakota Magazine

“Good Advice” page 76

November/December 2020

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Huron Plainsman

“Let Life Be an Inspiration”

by Angelina Graffunder

Front Page-October 2, 2020

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Kingsbury Journal

Book Review and Interview with James Jesser

Page 7 – August 19, 2020

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KSFY Dakota News Now

Book Launch Morning Interview with Vanessa Gomez

August 12, 2020

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I’m so pleased with the attention On With the Butter! has received. I appreciate the positive reviews and am honored to be recognized for this work.

Kirkus Review

“An upbeat and sincere primer on living one’s best life.  A sunny self-help guide that aims to reveal the secret to an active and exuberant lifestyle.

This lively and passionate motivational book’s title is a nod to an Icelandic saying, “Áfram með smjörið,” which means “keep moving” or “forge ahead.” It’s this spirit of continual growth and momentum that Icelandic-American author Herman focuses on as she encourages readers to have an open mind when it comes to life’s varied experiences.” Read entire review…

D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer

Midwest Book Review
“On With the Butter! Spread More Living onto Everyday Life presents an inspirational admonition to make the most of each day. While this may seem to mirror many, many other motivational books already on the market, Heidi Herman cultivates an ability to do more than provide encouraging words, but includes the tools needed to develop and support this attitude.

The title of this book comes from the author’s Icelandic mother and an old Icelandic expression that means “carry on,” “keep doing what you’re doing,” “forge ahead,” or “keep moving.” Herman absorbed this message and its practical applications at an early age, and pinpoints the crux of the issue, for others less familiar with these teachings: “We’re reminded to take advantage of the days we’re given, but how exactly do we do that?” Exactly how it’s done is the focus of her book.” Read entire review…

US Review of Books

book review by Donna Ford

“Boldness isn’t necessarily courageous or heroic. It’s a willingness to act with confidence or to take a risk. It’s confronting fear or insecurity…”

As we age, it is easy for people to focus primarily on health and taking care of oneself. The author’s mother took a different approach throughout her ninety-plus years of life. Her mom’s motto was “Just say yes” to any new activity or challenge, like she did with tandem paragliding when eighty-eight or learning the “Chicken Dance.” However, stepping out of your comfort zone does not always require a big leap. For example, the author’s mother spent a year (her 93rd) with the plan of doing 93 new things—new mini-adventures and experiences at any new location.” Read entire review…

Living Life Retired


“Information and Inspiration for the Solo Retirement Community”

Listening to God and Heidi

“Normally, when I venture 25 miles west to my cabin in the woods I do so with a plan of work in mind. Insulating, watering, cleaning, moving, cutting. But today God had a different plan for me and I actually found myself listening to God and Heidi.” Read more…

The Happily Rewired Blog

Barry Silverstein

“Ignite the spark in life’s second half”

Attitude Begets Endurance

“These are tough times for everyone, and retired Boomers are no exception. Many of us wonder when we’ll be able to truly emerge from forced hibernation without risking our health and well-being. When will we be able to travel again… to go to a movie theatre or a concert… to hug our grandchildren?” Read more…

Unfold and Begin Blog

Jennifer Koshak

“On With the Butter – A Book Review”

“This book, On With the Butter! Spread More Living onto Everyday Life is not only a tribute to the life her mother lived, but a manual for how we can all greet each day with an intent to live life to the fullest by seeking out new experiences, following new trails, and meeting new people. Getting older doesn’t mean we need to sit around and watch life pass us by.” Read more…


I’m proud to partner with local bookstores, specialty stores, and online retailers to bring you my books. These are some great stores that carry some or all of my books at their location. Some titles may not be in stock but all can be ordered and shipped for you to pick up locally at your favorite store. Thank you for supporting local businesses!

Wards Store & Bakery

127 Calumet Ave SE

De Smet, SD 57231

(605) 854-3688

Zandbroz Variety

209 S Phillips Ave
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104

(605) 331.5137

Barnes & Noble

3700 West 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(605) 362-1500

D D R Books

7 S. Maple
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 868-3705

Paperbacks & Pieces

429 Mankato Ave.

Winona, MN  55987

(507) 452-5580

Burlington By the Book

301 Jefferson St

Burlington, IA 52601

(319) 753-9981

The Book Nook

6944 N. University  Illinois 61614

Peoria, IL 61614

(309) 693-3612