Karen Pierce Gonzalez’s fiction and non-fiction work has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, Big Blend Magazine, Zahir: Unforgettable Tales, VEGA, and other literary magazines and newspapers.
A former journalist and author of Family Folktales: What Are Yours, and Family Folktales: Write Your Own Family Stories, she has facilitated many folklore and fiction writing workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and has earned several national and regional literary awards.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Creative Writing and Anthropological Linguistics/Folklore from Sonoma State University, and is publisher of FolkHeart Press, a boutique Northern California press that celebrates folklore and her folklore research includes “Sonoma County Scarecrows: Scarecrows as Folk Art”.
When not writing or exploring the world of folklore, she creates mixed-media fiber and/or wood (bark) art.
Author-in-hiding, Digital Artist-in-training, Student-in-perpetuum