Meet Local Author And Storyteller Kimberly Gotches At Her Book Launch At Project Y Cowork Dec. 15

Author and storyteller Kimberly Gotches Courtesy photo


“Stories are not just for kids. I hope teens and adults will take time out during this busy holiday season to hear some stories Dec. 15,” says local author and storyteller Kimberly Gotches.

Project Y Cowork in Los Alamos will host her book launch event, where Gotches will perform stories, including some from her debut book—Under the Branches

“Kimberly Gotches tells a story as if she is giving a person-to-person call from her heart to yours. She doesn’t just share the story; she shares herself. You take away a sense of having been touched by an authentic, sensitive, joyous and caring person—and truly enriched by the experience,” says storyteller Joe Hayes of Santa Fe.

A former librarian from Chicagoland, Gotches has been sharing her passion for storytelling in New Mexico since she moved here on the first day of Spring 2015. She performs at events such as the Albuquerque Folk Festival, Taos Storytelling Festival and the National Timpanogos Story Festival in Utah. She also participated in a series of programs along with Los Alamos storyteller Terry Foxx at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Nature Center.

Book jacket. Courtesy image

Gotches is a communications strategist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and active member of the Storytellers of New Mexico—a nonprofit that promotes, supports and encourages the art, knowledge and history of storytelling. Her debut book Under the Branches includes stories that inspire people to draw strength from their Family Tree.

“Project Y is the perfect place to host this book launch and connect with this community,” says Gotches.

Project Y Cowork has developed an exciting calendar of events, training, and discussions to help grow the entrepreneurial environment in Los Alamos. It is a collaborative effort between Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Feynman Center for Innovation, Community Relations and Partnerships Office and Central Park Square.

The event will be held from 6-7 p.m. on December 15 and is geared toward teens and adults. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing, and enjoy light refreshments. For more information about the event visit Project Y Cowork and about the author visit

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