Family Folktales: What Are Yours? A guide to preserving family stories

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  • (1888PressRelease) March 05, 2009 - FolkHeart Press celebrates families and folklore with the launch a new e-book, Family Folktales: What Are Yours? in March which is recognized nationally as Folklore Month.

    The digitally produced book encourages readers to create their own folktales based upon family stories. The forty two page book ($7.95) which includes writing exercises and sample folktales explores the world of folktales and explains folktale motifs and how they can be used to describe people, places, and things that can be preserved through writing.

    “Every family has a trickster, a prized heirloom or favorite holiday tradition. Why not write about them in a way that is both easy and relaxing?” says the award-winning writer, journalist, and folklorist Karen Pierce Gonzalez.

    The book is ideal for anyone wanting to deepen their relationships with their families, notes art therapist, author and Ancestors’ Way founder, Catherine Anne Held, Ph.D.

    “Family Folktales: What Are Yours? provides quick and simple techniques to capture family history and preserve it for generations to come. Drawing on her experiences as a writer, student of folklore and creative writing teacher, Karen demonstrates how simple and rewarding writing family stories can be.”

    FolkHeart Press produces books about folktale-related topics. Folktales are gaining in popularity and can be told in many forms, including stories, scrapbooks, and blogs.

    Established in 2007, the press’ publishing credits also include first e-book in the Spanish Cuisine series Spanish Cuisine One Region at a Time: Catalonia which features Barcelona Paella food lore and recipe. The press is also producing a new edition of Family Folktales: Write Your Own Family Stories. This updated eighty four page workbook includes detailed information about folktales, family folktale podcasts, and scrap booking techniques. For information: 707-792-4376 or

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