Where the answers to the greatest mystery are inside you
from the very beginning

“A wonderful tribute to the voice of clarity and wisdom we all carry within!”

-Dr. Shefali Tsabary, New York Times bestselling author

When eleven-year-old Indigo Monroe puts the old leather bracelet that’s been in her family for generations on her wrist, the mystery of who she is brilliantly unfolds.

A mystical mom, a dad who seems to avoid her, classmates who tease her because she’s peculiar, a tried-n-true best friend, and a menagerie of animal companions join her on the adventure from believing she’s a total misfit to confidently embracing her extraordinary gifts and standing up for herself.

From wondrously appearing objects, visions, and auras to her dead twin sister’s ghostly visits, Indigo learns to listen to her inner voice.

Follow along as she takes an incredible journey toward self-awareness and self-acceptance. The magic of The Heirloom is alive for everyone.

“Lucky young readers…will discover the true potential they have for creating real magic in their lives.”

-Lisa McCourt, best selling author of I Love You Stinky Face and more


Juvenile Fiction Fantasy & Magic
Children's chapter book for age 8-12

This book was written to help children maintain and nourish their self-awareness.  The main character, Indigo, is a 11-year-old girl who takes an inner adventure and awakens to her unique gifts and the world around her.

Along the way, she builds self-esteem, transcends bullies and negative thoughts, and finds strength for fearless self-expression. Indigo’s experiences will encourage kids to open their internal door and journey into the beauty and mystery within


  • Self-awareness
  • Inner voice
  • Inner Wisdom
  • Discernment ~ Choose wisely
  • Natural ability/Personal gifts
  • Mindfulness/Mindful Pause
  • Mind’s Eye
  • Intuition
  • Courage
  • Instincts
  • Create
  • Gratitude
  • Safety 1st
  • Listen
  • Empathy
  • Deep Breath
  • Forgiveness
  • Inspiration
  • Symbols, Stones, and Crystals
  • Feathers
  • Elders

Read Along, Elders

Self-discovery is a challenging concept for children to grasp, and it will be immensely helpful for parents, teachers, counselors, and health care providers to read The Heirloom with the young reader.

As adults, I encourage you to share your personal experiences on your road to self-discovery.  Take a moment to reflect upon the mystical symbolism within the stories. I feel adult interaction will help children understand they are not the only ones who’ve felt lost within their own bodies.

It is a magical time on planet earth. Adults are increasingly pursuing enlightenment and awakening to their inner wisdom.

So kids, why not step through the doorway into your mysterious wonderland. Embrace your true essence and express yourself with grace and courage.  Who knows, you might even inspire others to do the same.


Praise for The Heirloom

“It’s no secret that kids love to read about magic. But instead of serving up another scoop of the fanciful, good-versus-evil flavor of magic that saturates contemporary kid-lit, Alexandra Folz delivers something entirely different. Lucky young readers of The Heirloom will discover the true potential they have for creating real magic in their lives. While sharing Indigo’s journey, they’ll absorb the message that their own magical powers are within reach as well, and everyday magic is available to us all.”

Lisa McCourt, bestselling author of I Love You Stinky Face and dozens of other books for kids and adults

“In this heartwarming story, Alexandra turns the spotlight on the inner journey of the child’s soul, teaching children how to be fearless in their authentic state. A wonderful tribute to the voice of clarity and wisdom we all carry within us! This book’s profound messages will nourish the mindful nature of every child. It’s a must-read!”

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, New York Times bestselling author and clinical psychologist

“The Heirloom is a beautifully crafted story that takes the reader on an amazing journey of self-discovery. Your child will enjoy the captivating story line and illustrations that make this book very special. The journey that the main character, Indigo, goes through will inspire your child to find and tap into their own inner wisdom—what a gift!”

Nicki Paulan, Life Coach and author of Unlock Your Parenting: The Key to More Joy, Peace and Connection

“The Heirloom is a beautiful and insightful book, the perfect self-discovery tool to ignite deep reflection and discussion. It opens the door to powerful conversations about compassion and inner wisdom, and allows the reader to feel normalized on the journey of self-understanding. Children and parents will find valuable guidance in this book, an opportunity to practice self-acceptance and expand what it means to be conscious and human.”

Cathy Adams, Zen Parenting Radio

“The Heirloom lovingly creates a space for me, the reader, to hear my own true pure inner voice in the safety of living with Indigo in hers. I only wish I had had such a knowing refuge, a voicing of the unspoken inner world when I was young. What a gift Alexandra Folz has provided to young and old alike—for our souls are timeless.”

Sheryl Stoller, PCI Certified Parent Coach at Stoller Parent Coaching; and at The Center for Identity Potential, serving parents of the gifted and twice-exceptional children

“The Heirloom will awaken your child’s inner curiosity. It can’t help but teach them how to trust their own intuition, be in the present moment, and be aware of their surroundings at all times.”

Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten, authors of 10 Ways to Parent Consciously, www.intentionalconsciousparenting.com

“Beautifully written in an engaging way that enables the reader to reflect on themselves while be deeply immersed in the unfolding story. The lead character, Indigo, effortlessly connects the reader to their natural inner guidance and the mysteries of crystals, symbols, dreams, intuition, and more. This story empowers readers to recognize and overcome their internal judgments and self-doubts that are common to all of us, but so seldom taught or discussed.”

“We live in a time when children need to feel empowered by their own gifts and have the courage to believe in them. Alexandra provides a beautiful, exciting, and unpredictable roadmap for each reader to access their gifts and inner voice. Thank you for letting me read about Indigo and her inner magic . . . which like for all of us, lies in the every day, and when looked at deeper, can be so mysteriously wonderful.”

“The Heirloom is a beautiful and enchanting story that resonates deeply with me, even as an adult. I look forward to sharing it with my children.”

“Alexandra Folz tells a wonderful tale in The Heirloom of a young girl who is a bit different than her peers. It is a story of Indigo coming to understand her gifts and the power that she has in them. In The Heirloom, Alexandra has created lovable, relatable characters. My 5th grade daughter and I read the book together, and we could not wait to turn each page to find out what would happen next. We were both sad when we finished the book, as we were not ready to say goodbye to Indigo, Caroline, Jake, Mom, Dad and all the rest of the characters. This book is a wonderful gift for a child, especially a young girl, who may feel a bit different than the rest of her peers and is trying to find her unique way in the world.”

Erin Taylor, MA, therapist, parent coach, consulting business co-owner, mom of 4, author of Connection and Kindness: The Key to Changing the World Through Parenting

“I really like this book because I feel sometimes I can relate to Indigo and I love animals too. I would recommend this book to any girl who likes books with a cool plot. When I read, I felt myself smiling with joy, sighing with sadness, and gasping with surprise. This book will leave you begging for more. If you’re in the mood for an easy, fun, family-friendly novel, this is the one for you. Enjoy!”

Faith Taylor, EP (Epic Person), 5th grader, lover of books, daughter of Erin Taylor, author of school assignments