Testimonials

Teaching Testimonials:

  • “I have worked with Ms. Herzberg as presenter in my classroom and observed her as an After School Creative Writing Teacher in Belmont, California. Ms. Herzberg is an extremely creative, well-organized, and dedicated educator who inspires students to do their best work. Ms. Herzberg is a passionate, inspiring educational leader.” Ms. Mary H. Natoli, 6th grade AS composition and Literature Teacher, Ralston Middle School
  • “Vlatka is a driven, organized and innovative teacher who inspires creativity in her students. Vlatka created a Reader’s Theater Play Writing and Comic Book Writing Curriculum for grades 1 to 5. She also published a book of all of the children’s plays and comics. Vlatka loves teaching, and the children love her classes. I highly recommend Vlatka Herzberg.” Annie Laoshi, Director Hanlin Academy Chinese After School
  • “Vlatka Herzberg is a very responsible and hardworking. She is very knowledgeable with the kids, and able to get them to stay focused and keep their attention. Vlatka successfully created a Creative Writing Curriculum for 5 grades at Hanlin Academy. It was interesting and fun for the students and they were always excited to see her. We are extremely fortunate to have Vlatka teach our kids.” Nancy Yao, Office Manager at Hanlin Academy for 2 years

Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories Book Testimonials:

  • “The stories are clear, dramatic, inviting and delicious. I love them. This is marvelous work! Bravo!” Jay O-Callahan, Storyteller. National Endowment of the Arts recipient. Lifetime Achievement Award National Storytelling Network, Commissioned by NASA to create and perform NASA’s 50th Anniversary story.
  • “A delightful collection of lovingly told and affirming stories filled with timeless magical transformations and a traditional humorous folktale — all addressing the mother-child relationship.” Ruth Stotter, Past Chairman, American Folklore Society Aesop Committee; Former Director, Dominican University (California) Certificate-in-Storytelling Program

Writing Testimonials:

  • “I hired Vlatka to modify a script for an educational comic book written for males to make it more appealing for females. Vlatka did an outstanding job! She included humor, pacing and a “male/female point of view concept” that made the comic book better. Her strength is weaving a strong story. She is a consummate professional. I would HIGHLY recommend her!” Paris Gamble, Experienced Project Manager and Senior Consultant
  • “Vlatka and I have been collaborating on the Grandmother Moon and Other Mother Stories collection, publishing in print, e-book and audiobook formats. Vlatka is such a blessing to the world! The way she is able to tune into and follow her intuition and create tales that delight and subtly teach is a true gift. The gentle wisdom of her spirit flows through her stories. She knows how to embrace challenges in ways that allow them to find resolution. All this she brings to her storytelling work.” Becky Parker Geist, Audiobook Production and Marketing
  • Picture book with humor, kids 4 to 8. “We love the first draft!! You really captured what we are going for!” T. Onay & S. Lia-Onay, NY
  • Educational story with humor, kids 6 to 11. “ Ms. Herzberg was professional, responsive (never went days without hearing from her after e-mailing her), easy to work with, had a strong understanding of my target audience, and above all she is very creative.” Sylvie HBY, CA
  • Educational story with humor, kids 5 to 8. “My goodness, you are exceptionally creative! Never in a million years would I have thought of the story idea that you created. Simply magnificent.” Erainna Winnett, TX
  • Rewrite of Classic, Billy Goats Gruff, unique twist. “Good work. Fast delivery. Will work with her again.” Sigbjorn Dugal, Norway
  • Story with humor for 5 to 8 year olds. “Vlatka is an excellent writer and I will use her again.” Johan, Australia
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