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Thank You Postcards from the Children!

So an absolutely amazing letter came in the mail today.  I did a reading at an elementary school in San Marcos last week and was again able to share my writing enthusiasm with the children.  The smiles on their faces, hands in the air for participation, the exorbitant number of them who actually liked to […]

Have Children Read Your Children’s Book Be...

A recent comment from a LinkedIn member reminded me of a story that I felt would be really great to share, especially for those authors who are self publishing and even more so for those thinking to print in bulk to save money. When I was first starting out, regarding self publishing, I was still […]

Three generations of artists collaborate t...

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

    About a year ago, author Kathleen J. Shields approached character illustrator Leigh A. Klug about a troll.With the desire of adding a face to her words, Kathleen shared the story of Hamilton Troll to Leigh who listened and laughed with the merriment of a young child herself. Moments after hearing about Hamilton, with the […]

Some Major Changes & Additions

I have redesigned my book website: www.KathleensBooks.com I have published on Smashwords my Christian children’s story “Dandy Lion – A Legend of Love & Loss” https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/320960 I have published on Smashwords my Children’s chapter book “A Rainbow of Thanks” https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/320978 Both e-books are available for FREE for a limited time so I can get some […]

Read. Get Smart. Make Good Choices. Become...

– The more you read, The more you know. The more you know, The smarter you grow. The smarter you grow, The stronger your voice When speaking your mind Or making a choice. – I saw this poster in an elementary school library and I LOVED IT! What a great message! Read – Get Smart […]

Dream World Defenders – Trailer Vide...

New Book By Award-Winning Author, Kathleen J. Shields Curious about Dream World Defenders? Watch the book trailers below: Can’t wait to read the book? You can buy the book at any of these fine retailers:     Also, don’t forget the Challenge!

Start your own Troll Patrol

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

What is the Troll Patrol? Hamilton Troll realizes in our next book “Hamilton Troll meets Rudy Rat” (available July 4th) that there are some children out there that are ‘mean’ to others…. You see Rudy Rat wasn’t a very nice rat to the other children.  He didn’t know how to make friends so he took their […]

Starlit’s Surprise

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

Starlit Troll had so much fun the day she met Hamilton and his friends that she decided to stay one more day. Hamilton comes up with a grand surprise for her that puts a huge smile on her face!  What can you do that might put a smile on someone’s face? Clean your room? Color a […]

A Message from Starlit Troll

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

In the 12th book of the Hamilton Troll Adventures, Hamilton and Starlit have a Big Race. They run and swim, climb and fly – but in the end there is a winner and a loser and the loser is not being a very good sport. In the end this is a good message for all […]

Happy Trolls, Happy Friends

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

Hamilton Troll makes friends everywhere he goes. Do you know why? Is it… a) Because he’s happy? b) Because he talks to others? c) Because he asks questions? d) All of the above? You know the answer.  People like people who smile, who make them feel welcome. By talking with someone, you make yourself available. […]

Hamilton Troll’s Theme Song

Most of my close friends have heard this, either through Facebook, Linked-in or via an email newsletter but it occurred to me that there may be some who follow this blog who haven’t heard it yet. (Shame on me) Lyrics written in about 15 minutes after the initial line came to me on a Saturday […]

Starlit Troll’s duck is about to lan...

Hamilton Troll meets Starlit Troll Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

Surprise! Looking up to the sky watching ducks fly by, Hamilton sees something he has never seen before; another troll! Hamilton suddenly realizes he’s not the only troll in the world. Leaping at the chance to learn more, he begs Starlit to stay for a while then introduces her to all of his friends. The […]

Ready to Meet Fiona the Dog?

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

Oh my! Things are going missing! Don’t believe me? Here are real live testimonials from a dog, a frog and a bunny. Enjoy! New Book Coming VERY soon!

Who’s going to win the race?

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

Yes – there is a winner AND a loser – but it’s HOW you play the game that really matters. This is an important life lesson every young child needs to learn. It may not be fun to lose but it is rewarding to be happy for the winner. In our latest book “Hamilton Troll […]

Play the Find the Trolls Game

Count the Trolls Game Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

In our latest book “Hamilton Troll meets Starlit Troll” Hamilton learns he’s not the only troll in the world. In fact, there is even a game inside the latest book! Buy the book to play the game. www.HamiltonTroll.com –

How to Create/Publish Children’s Boo...

1. Write a Good Book This is such a ridiculous suggestion it may even be over-looked but the key to this statement is “Good” and not just good in your head but good for children.  What age group are you writing for? Have you read it to children in that age group and received a […]

Christian Messages in Pink Light Sprite

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

As someone young to the Christian faith (when I wrote Hamilton Troll meets Pink light Sprite) I was eager to take in Gods word.  Like a sponge I soaked up everything I could get, so I guess it makes sense that in my writing, some of that Word, would spill out. While it was never […]

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!

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