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I was Read TO at my Author’s Day Reading!

What a wonderful treat! The most adorable four year old girl decided that an Author’s Reading meant she should read TO the author, me. It was awe inspiring to hear her read my words, and do so well at her age. My guess is she had practice, but apparently she’d been reading for a very […]

Hamilton Troll Gifts!!!

Okay world – you asked for it – now you can get it… Hamilton Troll Products Toothbrush Holder Night Light Pillow T-shirts Lunch Box Soap Dispenser Table Lamp Blankets Hats Magnets Bath Mats Posters Puzzles Drink Mugs Greeting Cards  If you see something you want, ask me. If you have a favorite Hamilton Troll book picture, […]

Barney Bee loves those sweets!

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

Everyone likes sweets, right? Ice cream, cake, cookies, candy… but bees like something else, do you know what that is? That’s right! Pollen and nectar. Why? Why don’t they eat chocolate cake and ice cream? Because that’s not what they eat. Just like dog’s and cat’s can’t eat chocolate or you wouldn’t want to eat […]

The Story Continues: The Painting 2

The Painting 2, second book of the inspirational Painting Trilogy by author Kathleen J. Shields

The Painting 2 – inspirational Christian fiction Trilogy by author Kathleen J. Shields continues now!

The Star that Disappeared – True Story

disappearing star short story by author Kathleen J. Shields

Last night when I was getting ready for bed, I looked out our bedroom windows as I usually do every night. We have an outstanding view of a large valley surrounded by a luscious green hill care of the Texas Hill Country. We live out in the middle of nowhere. There are no city lights […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hamilton Troll Cookbook

Hamilton Troll Cookbook Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

Hamilton Troll Cookbook A Timeless Treasure – Fun for the Whole Family When we started this endeavor, I thought to myself; “I don’t cook, how is this going to work?” but I was pleasantly surprised with the results. Carol W. Bryant made the process easy, was incredibly helpful in teaching me every step of the […]

Eat right and exercise

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

Barney Bee was flying from one flower to the next and he fell right out of the sky! What happened to him? His wings were working, but he couldn’t keep flying – why? He needed exercise… ugh! I personally think exercise should be done in a fun way – like dancing, playing, running around with […]

Children’s Cookbook Available Now!

Hamilton Troll Cookbook Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

I am very happy to announce that the Hamilton Troll Children’s Cookbook is Now Available! Buy from Amazon Cooking with Hamilton Troll and friends helps young children 5-10 yrs learn skills like measuring, pouring & mixing. Children will learn fun ways to make delicious recipes that are surprisingly good for them. These great kid-tested recipes […]

This is a case for…

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

In “The Case of the Missing Home” Hamilton Troll’s tree goes missing! How odd is that? An entire tree just disappears! Well in this story Merle Mouse suggests they locate Rachel Raccoon because she’ll be able to solve the mystery. Who would you go to if something went missing? Hamilton Troll and the Case of […]

Was that a tantrum?

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

“It’s mine, mine, mine, mine!” She declared with a yelp. Have you ever done that? Throw a temper tantrum? Have you ever wanted something so much you were willing to fight for it? To pout or sulk, scream? “I want that toy!” Fiona did too but she learned a valuable lesson. Just because you want […]

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