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

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

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

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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 […]

We are like Squirrels

I was looking out back from the sliding glass window in Maryland and saw a couple of black squirrels going about their day. I don’t see black squirrels in Texas, at least not in my neighborhood. There we have grey squirrels.  I know there are grey and black, have seen white albino and a couple […]

Life inside a Time Capsule

In case you don’t know, a time capsule is an air-tight container that is buried containing important items, with the intention of being opened at a future date. In the movie “Knowing” with Nicholas Cage, his son received a document from inside a time capsule that predicted the end of the world… cool movie. Why […]

A picture is worth a thousand words…

First off, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope your day is as perfect as this picture. That being said, I’ve been asked to give some more writing points so here is one: description is key.  A writer is supposed to paint a picture with their words and here is a great way to practice that. Take […]

God is Like Ice Cream

Those who know me, know that I found God after my mother passed away. I knew about him, but didn’t really know him until the night a prayer group prayed for me. That night, God hugged me. He made his presence known to me for the first time in my life. Finally understanding, truly feeling God’s […]

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 […]

Which came first the Bean or the Bean Spro...

Gilmore Girls Revival: How it should have ...

I just finished watching the Netflix Revival of Gilmore Girls and I, like many probably, cried many times throughout the shows. In fact, I bawled like a baby, sobbing at the end when Lorelai and Luke finally got married. I have a lot in common with the Gilmore Girls, raised by a single mother, having […]

Pineapples don’t grow in the ground?

The other day I saw a picture of a pineapple plant and was actually taken aback at the fact that a very large heavy pineapple grows on the top of this plant. For some reason I always thought that pineapples grew in the ground like potatoes or carrots or maybe on top of the ground […]

Sitting at Jesus Side Part 2: Reincarnatio...

In a previous post, I was thinking about the idea of sitting at Jesus side, or at the very least having some time to socialize with Jesus upon arrival to heaven. Mathematically, I determined that 1.8 people die every second which led to an average of one person per side, per second for all eternity. […]

Publishing remains a tight-knit industry&#...

I was reading an article out of a trade magazine the other night and it almost made me cringe. It was a good read, helpful information and a unique perspective on the publishing industry that little ol’ me didn’t know – but it also brought about that ‘Good ol’ boys’ mentality my mother used to […]

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 […]

Two Stories and then the Truth

Another concept regarding perceptions – I loved this graphic! They say: There are two sides to every story – and then there is the truth.  Some people are incapable of understanding this. They know their side of the story and are unable to see any other side. It’s kind of a great explanation of the split in […]

Hamilton Troll wants to play

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

In the very first Hamilton Troll story, Hamilton meets someone new. He is excited to introduce himself to Pink Light Sprite. He fixes himself up to look his best and then asks her what they should do. “What do you want to play?” Hamilton is social and inviting and this is a perfect example of […]

Butter your palms

Ever since we started creating this cookbook for children, I’ve been scouring recipe websites to gain inspiration and insight. I’m not taking recipes, that would be plagiarism, I’m trying to learn what I can because I’m normally not allowed in the kitchen. When Carol wanted to do popcorn balls, I started researching what we were […]

Labyrinth 2: Finding Peace

Lately at church, I haven’t been feeling ‘it’. I tend to leave feeling emptier than when I arrived. That is the exact opposite of what church used to do for me. There are many reasons for that – excuses… working harder, following my dreams, leaving others behind, lost loved ones, oh and that darn biological […]

Which came first God or the Believer?

Which came first God or the Believer? Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books

Like the old phrase which came first the chicken or the egg, this idea came to me earlier today. It made me really think because there are so many ways we can go with this question. God came first – he made the universe. We wouldn’t exist without him. The Believer came first – without […]

To blend does not mean in a blender

To blend does not mean in a blender

So I came across a recipe that called for some ingredients to be blended together. Blend means to mix thouroghly. Things can be blended together, if you are the person blending you can be called a blendor but that should not be confused with blender, the machine that makes smoothies because many times, a recipe […]

I’m tired of being an adult

Children are amazing! Their imaginations are awe inspiring. They have so much creativity, so much Magic within them, so many curiosities and adventures and love for the unknown. It’s sad that when you become an adult that gets pulled away from you. When you become a teenager you have to be cool.  You lose all […]

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