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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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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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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 […]

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 […]

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