Monday, November 16, 2009

NEW: Family Folktales Workbook

Family Folktales: Write Your Own Family Stories
Workbook Captures Treasured Memories

ISBN 978-0-9822888-2-5
124 Pages, $11.95

Family heroes, prized heirlooms, and memorable gatherings are among the many folktale motifs presented in the newly revised Family Folktales: Write Your Own Family Stories workbook ($11.95) released this fall by Folkheart Press.

The 124-page workbook was written by Karen Pierce Gonzalez. This award winning writer and writing workshop facilitator introduces writers of all levels to the world of folktale motifs and offers easy to follow writing instructions for anyone interested in preserving family stories.

“The workbook is laid out in a very simple, easy to follow and easy to understand manner, and gives the reader the confidence needed to write,” said Nancy Reid, Big Blend Magazine editor. “I can see this bringing families together and helping anyone interesting in writing, getting a good start.”

A member of the Western States Folklore Society, the author has also added a sampling of contemporary, original folktales written and information about folktale podcasts and scrapbooking techniques as well as other resources for those interested in other creative approaches.

Folkheart Press was established in 2007 to celebrate the art of folktales. Publishing credits include several e-books, including Family Folktales: What Are Yours? by Karen Pierce Gonzalez and Spanish Cuisine One Region at a Time: Catalonia by Barcelona chef Eduardo Balaguer. 2010 releases include Folktales You Can Eat and a collection of Original Jewish Folktales.

The workbook will be available December 10 on and To place an advance order visit

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