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Coming Soon to a Blog Near You: Folklore through Picture Books

Coming Soon to a Blog Near You: Folklore through Picture Books

Folkloreate is coming out of its deep sleep! Winter is over and it’s time to rev up the blog once again. We’re launching a great new series: Folklore through Picture Books. We will be circling the globe through beautiful illustrations of time old tales!


Starting June 2016 we’ll be bringing you a beautiful and interesting picture book featuring the retelling of a folktale, fable, fairy tale, legend or myth each week.

Simply stunning!

Children’s picture books are an excellent medium for expressing and retelling age old folktales. They are visually engaging and when done properly- simply stunning! I’ve been building up a wonderful collection that I intend on sharing with you! So make sure to stay tuned for this fantastic upcoming series.


Just a taste of what’s to come!

No Kids? No Problem!

It doesn’t matter whether you have kids or not. These books are beautiful and their stories are timeless. So…

Pack your suitcases!


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This journey will be taking us around the globe! We will be touching on pretty much every continent from Australia to the Americas and everywhere in between! You can be sure that Europe does not have a monopoly on great storytelling.

Sneak Peeks!

Each and every entry will include a sneak peak. We’ll be sharing a chunk of text to give you a feel of the author’s voice and style. As well as sharing a taste of the interior artwork.

Each entry will consist of a detailed synopsis of the folktale, fairy tale, fable, legend,  or myth and some background information about it’s origin!

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No Kickbacks

So- I will be sharing books but you can rest assured that I am not affiliated with any of the authors, illustrators or publishers that will be featured in this series. I wish! But alas- I am but a humble blogger at this stage in life. But that’s not to say I’m not open to new endeavors.

If you’re an author, illustrator or publisher and think your picture book would make a great addition to this series- please email me at or simply fill out the form below!



Intro Animation

Intro Animation

So, it’s a work in progress to be sure, but Folkloreate is planning on expanding into the Vlog medium. So- with a little bit of time and effort you may be getting to see my pretty face soon! But for now- I leave you with this opening animation…

Welcome to Folkloreate!

Welcome to Folkloreate!


Folkloreate FolkloreMy name is Jacqueline Maier, I’m a 20-something with a passion for folklore, mythology, ancient history and the occult. I have an A.A in Ethnic Studies and I am about to embark on a journey to explore folklore and traditions from throughout the world. I hope to share every step of that journey with you; the reader.

WHAT IS “folkloreate”?

Folkloreate is a portmanteau, or blend word, of “folklore” and “laureate.”

In other words:

Folklore + Laureate = Folkloreate


My core goal of this blog is to explore the concept of great, compelling storytelling. I will be primarily retelling age old folklore from cultures throughout the world in my own unique flavor. Something similar to what is done at But, be ready to expect a bit of everything and be sure to share any ideas, experiences, or stories of your own!


You can be sure to expect a new blog entry every Tuesday like clockwork. Just please remember, to err is to be human, and I am only a mere mortal after all.


You are more than welcome to jump in on the discussion with your own input or links to your own relevant blog posts. Don’t have your own online space? No problem. If you have written a relevant article that you would like to see displayed here, just let me know by sending a short description of your ideas to You will be sure to receive credit where credit is due on any content you’ve provided. Also, don’t forget to like and follow Folkloreate on facebook! It’s another great way to get in touch.

So, don’t be shy, go ahead and introduce yourself! What is your most beloved folktale, legend, myth or story?