Karen Gonzalez

Karen has been interested in folktales and folklore for more than two decades. She has facilitated writing classes and workshops for more than fifteen years and is an award-winning fiction and nonfiction writer. Her writing credits include  awards from Farmhouse Magazine (2006), National League of American Pen Women, California Writers Association, and others.


Her work has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, North Bay Biz Journal, Australian Trade Community Journal, Verde, Potato Soup Journal, Sonoma Mandala, Big Blend Magazine, and Twisted in Time, Visual Verse, Zahir Tales as well as other magazines and newspapers.


She earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Creative Writing and Anthropological Linguistics/Folklore from Sonoma State University in California. Her memberships include the Western States Folklore Society and her folklore research credits include “Sonoma County Scarecrows: Scarecrows as Folk Art,” which was presented to the California Folklore Society.

She is also a mixed-media artist whose assemblages include tree bark and, when lucky, salmon leather. She lives in Northern California with her husband and daughter.



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