Monday, February 25, 2013

LOVE book supports literacy

LOVE Potions, Lotions & Lore

E-book celebrates the spirit of love
Proceeds benefit
 National Center for Family Literacy

Who: FolkHeart Press: an independent book publisher located in San Francisco Bay Area.

What: 18+ authors and artists from around the world (Denmark, Switzerland,USA) share their thoughts, hopes, and artwork about love in this fast paced e-book. Cost: $0.99.

Anthology topics include true love, love of family, love of art, food lore, and more.

All proceed from sales go to the National Center for Family Literacy in Louisville, Kentucky. The center provides free resources for parents and early child educators to support literacy in the home and in the classroom.
Where: LOVE Potions, Lotions & Lore (ISBN: 987-0-9822888-8-7) available at FolkHeart Press and Amazon Kindle (

Why: This collection, published in February, is a collection of art images, essays, fiction, poetry, and folklore about the many forms of love. 

  • Pia Barksdale (Denmark)
  • Amanda Davis/Teresa Morrow (Florida)
  • Carolyn Moncel (Switzerland)
  • Sara Bell/Ron Petty/ Karen Pierce Gonzalez (Cotati/Rohnert Park CA)
  • David Templeton (Petaluma CA)
  • Dalton Teczon (Idaho)
  • J Dietrich Stroeh (Novato CA)
  • Aryn Younless (Los Angeles)
  • SL Dearing (San Fernando Valley, CA)
  • Jim Duzak (Arizona)
  • Henri Biernacki (S.Francisco Bay Area)
  • Greg Richardson (Pasadena CA)
  • Michael North (East SF Bay Area)
  • Wendy Van Hatten (Vacaville CA)
  • Marion Witte (Southern California)
  • Dr. Brandy McCans (Cloverdale, CA)

FolkHeart Press: Boutique publishing company located in Sonoma County (Rohnert Park/Cotati) produces folklore-related and personal narrative paperback books and e-books.

Established in 2007 by Karen Pierce Gonzalez, the press has released eight books, including Amazing You Amazing Health, Three Months: A Caregiving Journey from Heartbreak to Healing, Black Pepper Visions: Original Folktales & Stories You Can Eat,  and Spanish Cuisine One Region at a Time: Catalonia.

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