About

We refer to the publishing division of Nordmeyer,LLC, as NordyBooks because of our web address.   Nordmeyer, LLC, was formed when Herb Nordmeyer retired from corporate life in January, 2010, and concentrated on doing the things he felt were important.

He consults concerning cement, pozzolan, stucco, mortar, green construction, and straw bale construction.  He has not gotten around to setting up a consulting website.

He operates Texas Nature Kayaking and takes people on short adventures and on wilderness kayak camping trips.  If you think a kayak is unstable, he will teach you to stand in one.  You can visit his kayaking website.

He writes.  When he left corporate life, he had 44 writing projects on his to-do list.   There are devotion booklets, there are animal stories with life lessons, and there are construction books.  All are written with his sense of humor running through them.  Nordy Books was formed to publicize books that Herb has been involved with.  Book categories include:

Cancer – Booklets for people with cancer and their families. Click on the Cancer tab to learn more and to download them.

Devotions – Booklets of devotions for Advent and Lent.  These are available in English and Spanish. Click on the Devotion tab to learn more and to download them.

Life LessonsAnimals I Have Hated is the first of several books of stories that teach life lessons.  It was published in   March, 2012.  For delivery in the US, autographed copies may be ordered from this website for $15.00 plus $3.00 S & H. Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com will have probably have it a little cheaper.  We need to charge Texas residents sales tax.  To keep things simple, we will absorb the sales tax and then pay it to the state.   Click on the Animals tab to learn more about the book.  Click the Buy Now button to place an order.

Stucco – Three volumes of everything you ever wanted to know about stucco but were too bored to ask.  The Stucco Book - The Basics was published in February, 2012. For delivery in the US, an autographed copy may be ordered from this website for $25.00 plus $3.00 S&H, or it may be found at a discount at Amazon.com or and Barnes &Noble.com. Mortar Sprayer.com also has it. During a recent quality check, a person needed to search for The Stucco Book on Amazon to find it.  Stucco did not bring the book up.  There search algorithm will be updated soon.  We need to charge Texas residents sales tax.  To keep things simple, we will absorb the sales tax and then pay it to the state.  Click on the Stucco tab to learn more about the book.  Click the Buy Now button to order the The Stucco Book – The Basics.

Tales of Leviathan by the Rev. Dr. Daniel Mueller was published in March of 2012. It is a group of stories about a small town pastor.  Each story teaches a life lesson. All profits from this project go to support mission projects at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church.  The preferred way to obtain an autographed copy is to go to Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in San Antonio and obtain a free copy for a suggested donation of $15.00.

Herb’s granddaughter has added an appropriate button below so for delivery in the US, you can order a copy from this website.  The price is $15.00 for the book plus $3.00 for shipping and handling.  We need to charge Texas residents sales tax, but to keep things simple, if you are a Texas, we will give you a discount of our local sales tax amount and you will pay $18.00 for the book, sales tax, and shipping. If you would like your copy autographed, please so state in the shipping instructions.  If Pastor Dan is out of town and there will be a delay in shiping an autographed copy, we will contact you via e-mail.

The book can also be purchased from Barnes & Noble.com and Amazon.com. Not as much money goes to mission projects since there are expenses from selling through these outlets, but they usually have the book available at a discount.

Click on the Leviathan tab to learn more about the book, or Click on the Buy Now button to order Tales of Leviathan.

These books will be followed by a number of other books.The Stucco Book – Forensics and Repairs in late 2014, and by The Stucco Book – Creative Stuccoing in 2015.  To learn a little about why Herb believes he can write three volumes concerning stucco, check out what was written about him on the Mortar Sprayer website.In 2013, Herb and two of his granddaughters published the e-book, Grandpa, Help! Answers to Questions a Young Lady Would Never Ask Her Parents. It is available from Amazon. They are currently working on a series with volume 2, Grandpa, Help! – Dating in final draft. They had drafted a book to help grandparents bond with their grandchildren with the working title of Grandpa Helps Grandparents.

The Adhered Concrete Masonry Veneer Book is being written with Rick Garagliano. We are aiming for a late 2014 publication date.

Faux Green/Real Green has been put on hold due to many other pressing projects.- There are many claims for products being green that are no more green than the hot air that some marketing people blow.  Faux Green/Real Green points out some of the humorous claims that have been made and helps you ask the right questions before you are taken in.

Then there will be a book of stories inspired by stories his father told. It has been outlined and there are many notes, but no work is being done on it at the moment.

A Corporate Book of Stories confirms that the cartoon strip Dilbertis accurate. These will not be available in 2014 and probably not in 2015.

Kayaking – With the interest that has been shown in Herb’s Texas Nature Kayaking Guides, he has decided to push Nature Kayakingin front of several other title he is working on and publish it in late 2015.

Herb has found that working for himself is much harder than working in the corporate world, because when he does not accomplish his goals, he has no one to blame but himself.  While working in the corporate world, he had 2 hours driving to and from work and 8 hours working, for a total work day of 10 hours.  Now he walks to work by descending to his office which is located under his home.  (He is constantly told that it is impossible to have a basement where he lives, so his office must be in a cave.)  He gets his exercise when the cell phone rings.  Since it does not work in his cave, he leaves it at the top of the stairs and dashes up the stairs when it rings and then wrings his hands if he does not make it in time. With consulting, taking people kayaking, and writing, he normally puts in a 14-hour day and has a ball doing it.

 

 

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