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Award-Winning educational Children's Books and exciting chapter books for ages 8+

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Kathleen's Graphics, websites and graphic design services for companies and authors.

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PUBLISHER

Erin Go Bragh Publishing a small publisher of educational books for children and adults.

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CHRISTIAN

God has blessed me with these talents and I want to share His gifts with others.

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Children NEED their Imagination

Author Kathleen J. Shields

One of the most inspirational and rewarding moments I’ve ever had when meeting with students was the day I showed a class of first grade students how important their imagination is. After reading a Hamilton Troll Book to this group of students we started talking about what it’s like to be an author – to […]

Pet Cemetery | The Inspiration behind the ...

Ghost Dogs - The inspiration behind the book

Last year while driving to a trade show in Utopia Texas I passed by an old sign that said something to the effect of “Hill Country’s Oldest Pet Cemetery”. As I continued to drive on this very long winding Texas road I started thinking to myself how Stephen King ruined it for everybody. His book […]

An Interview with Allison Catsworth –...

Ally Cat book cover by author Kathleen J. Shields

Good morning folks, today we are sitting down with Allison Catsworth the main character in the book Ally Cat, A Tale of Survival and she is talking about her trans-formative story of reincarnation and feline DNA. Welcome Allison. Please, call me Ally. Okay Ally, can you tell us how this all started? Sure. My boyfriend […]

An Interview with Hamilton Troll

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

Good morning everyone, today we have a real treat for you! We are sitting down with Hamilton Troll the star of the award-winning educational children’s book series. Hamilton, what is the very first thing you want your readers to know about you? I’m about six inches tall. I live in a hole next to a […]

An Interview with Gerald Oliver Delaney &#...

The Painting award winning book by author Kathleen J. Shields

Good morning folks, today we are sitting down with the painter of an entire world! Gerald Oliver Delaney is the main character in the award winning religious fiction novel, “The Painting”. Gerald, can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m a little shy. I was picked on quite a bit because I was so […]

The Labyrinth

Our church has a labyrinth, a place to find the loving spirit of the Lord. This was my journey from a while back… I had a similar experience today, one where I was placed in a position where I got to enlighten someone else. I felt it was time to reflect. Located at the top […]

An Interview with Jared Jarren – Con...

Constellation Crimes book cover by author Kathleen J. Shields

Howdy folks, today we are going to interview the main character from the book “Constellation Crimes” because his story is as crazy as they come! Jared we hear you have a new book out and it’s all about you. Would you like to tell us about it? That’s right. It all started with an eerie […]

Local Texas Author Wins 2 Award for Childr...

Local Texas Author Wins 2 Awards for Children's Cookbook

Press Release Texas Author Wins Two Awards for Children’s Cookbook Teaching Children to Make Fun Healthy Snacks with Easy Kid-Friendly Recipes August 3, 2017 – Kathleen J. Shields a prolific writer and award-Winning Texas Author announces the “Hamilton Troll Cookbook” a top-notch, educational children’s cookbook that has already won 2 awards (First Place Cookbook from […]

An Interview with Jamie Kanis – Ghos...

Ghost Dogs Book Cover by Author Kathleen J. Shields

Jamie Kanis is the main character in the new book “Ghost Dogs” and we are sitting down with him today to ask him all about this amazing gift he has: Seeing Ghost Dogs! So tell our readers Jamie, what is it like seeing Ghost Dogs? I see dead dogs. They’re not the scary pet cemetery […]

My Origin Story

Kathleen J Shields author

This weekend I took the AME a marketing event for authors designed to increase your ability to make book sales. It was wonderful learning about so many new techniques… some of which you’ll see utilized in the coming months. That being said one of the classes discussed the importance of the origin story – the […]

An interesting story – The Painting Book R...

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

It amazes me the people who are drawn to “The Painting” and how it affects them upon reading it. I’ve received some incredible email responses, inspirational stories, memories the book drew up – it’s nice to know the story is doing good for others. Below is a message I received from a lady who read my […]

It’s Here! The New Book!

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

The long-awaited “Constellation Crimes” is now available for purchase! If you’ve got boys, you’re going to want them to read this book. It’s crazy. It’s whimsical. It’s full of adventure and it’s educational! Children will learn about constellations, the shapes the stars make. The myths behind the stars and they’ll have to discover why the […]

National Poetry Month – Be Great!

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

April marks the month where schools, libraries, publishers, poets, and booksellers celebrate the importance of poetry in our lives. …So I didn’t want to let the month go by without posting at least one poem. Did you know there are 55 types of poetry forms? There’s a ballad, a couplet, an epitaph, free verse, haiku, […]

God Moments for Easter

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

In March my grandfather passed away. While emotionally trying, I have to admit, the frequent and blatant God Moments assisted the grieving process in a way that made the entire time, dare I say it – pleasant. KNOWING that my grandfather was with God and the rest of my family; my mom, my aunt, my […]

So many things, so much to say…

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

If I would have had the time I would have prepared quite a bit of news, but alas time slipped away from me, just as my grandfather did this past month. While the past 30 days have been quite emotional, those feelings were mixed. There was sadness blended with happiness, joy combined with grief and celebration jumbled […]

Rudy Rat’s wRap

Rudy Rat's wRap Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

Watch The Video Now! I am very excited to announce the release of the official Hamilton Troll Cookbook promotional video: Rudy Rat’s wRap! This fun rap song was written by award-winning author, Kathleen J. Shields, for illustrator Carol W. Bryant’s pizza wrap recipe. We hired Zach Swagger to perform the rap song and spent a […]

Imagination is Key – What does that mean?

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

Imagination is the mental ability to create new ideas or concepts. It is the mind’s way of creating things and situations that aren’t there. “Imagination is Key” is my mantra. It is why I write what I write and why I encourage all children to use their imagination. My motto is “The Only Limitation is […]

Are you ready for a Crazy Ride?

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

The night a red meteorite crash lands in the woods, Jared’s world gets turned upside down! A red-haired substitute teacher arrives from Mars, a red wolf begins terrorizing the neighborhood and red zits keep appearing on his face! Learning about constellations, Jared’s friends connect the dots on his face only to discover they make the […]

Why I Write

Survival…  Sanity… When I was young, there were situations in my life that were not happy. To escape a negative situation, I’d write about a positive one. When I was being bullied and felt vulnerable and weak, I’d write about having a super power where I could be strong and take care of myself. When […]

Come Home – A God Moment on a Plane

I’ve been meaning to write about this magical moment for nearly two weeks, but what can I say? I hadn’t been home in almost two months and I had some very precious time to make up for. For those who didn’t know, I was tending to my grandfather who needed to enter hospice. It was […]

Sisters in Anguish

Oh look at those shoes – oh my, they’re so cute! Look at those heels. I look so astute. The leather, the lace, the cloth and the buckles, I can’t wait to wear them – each lady chuckles.   But lo – when you wear them, your head held up high. You’re feeling so proud […]

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