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All authors suffer from OCS

You are probably wondering what OCS is. It’s a coined diagnosis my husband gave me a while back. It stands for Only Child Syndrome. OCS sufferers are used to getting their way. Without siblings to compete with, you ask for a new toy and get it, primarily because mom can afford one toy just not […]

I love to sing!

No, you will never find me on American Idol or America’s Got Talent or any crazy singing show and probably not in the karaoke bar either, but I do love to sing. I sing in the shower. I sing in the car while driving. I sing at my desk and I sing at my church. […]

Here Be Dragons Show

A good friend of mine, Miss Angel, has started an educational children’s show based on her textbook “Here Be Dragons”. She has put together a number of videos so far.  In this one – Hamilton Troll visits the land of Far Far and Away from his land called Erin Go Bragh. 🙂 How cute is that?  I […]

ZipADeeDoDah – A Fun Parody

Do you suffer from boredom? Are you missing the Zippity part of your Do Dah Day? Is the sunshine NOT heading your way?  Well then ask your doctor for Zipadeedaoxatine.  ZDD is known to increase the serotonin in your brain and stimulate you’re my-oh-my muscles in a wonderful way. ZDD has been known to cause […]

Website Frustration & the Good ol’ Days

The other day I received an email from my grandfather, basically venting, regarding the frustration he experienced while attempting to order a couple of bath mats online. I read through his email and started to chuckle, because we all have been there. Links that don’t work Not compatible with Internet Explorer Flash that isn’t operating […]

Purple Carrots – They DO exist!

Call me crazy… the other day at a tradeshow it was winding down to the end. There weren’t as many shoppers, and we were waiting for the set time to start packing up. I usually take this time to sit down and drink a V8 Fusion fruit drink, to give me a little extra pep […]

Animals are grouchy too

A friend of mine’s young daughter suggested I write a book about how animals are grouchy too. Obviously, there was someone in her ‘circle’ whom she thought was being grouchy, but that is neither here nor there. I always try to be a positive person and smile as much as I can, I realize we […]

My Illustrator takes the Ice Bucket Chal...

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

The Ice Bucket Challenge, sometimes called the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research. It went viral on social media during July-August 2014. The challenge dares nominated participants to be […]

Baby Corn – Fields…

Here is a picture of me, a crazy tourist in Ohio, standing in front of a huge field of corn… Hey, I’m from Texas, we’ve been in drought for years. Anyways, on the way back to the family’s house I got to thinking…. We get some pretty big ears of corn from fields like this, […]

A moment for craziness…

Life is about having fun, expressing yourself and living… so when we get the opportunity to ice skate on stage or swim out of water… why not take it? For those who follow me but don’t really know, I am a little bit crazy (just a little) and when two of my friends and I […]

Are you a bird brain? Take the test.

Do you eat like a bird (to watch your figure?) Do you do things without being told? Did you kick the kids out of the nest when they were ready? Do you head south to avoid the winter? Have you taught yourself things you wanted to learn? Then maybe you are a birdbrain. Why is that phrase […]

What on Earth are WE Eating???

Between you and me… I just had to ask. The other day I get out of my car in a parking lot of an establishment I frequent quite often. I stepped down onto the ground and heard that crunch of a processed food product that fell out of someone’s hand or bag previously before my […]

Your imagination may resolve a fight but...

That is what my horoscope said the other day. It didn’t necessarily correspond to the situations of that day, but it is SO me! When I was younger, whenever someone upset me, whenever my mom told me to do something I didn’t want to do, whenever things weren’t going right; instead of saying something aloud […]

The case of the missing sock

Last night my husband asked if I was missing a sock – as he had found one on the floor.  That brought a very interesting question to my mind:  Is everybody missing a sock? Even when you find a sock, you are missing a sock. Follow me here:  A found sock does not mean it […]

Left Brain or Right Brain – Which One Ar

Left Brain: Decisive Logical Accurate Analytical Reason Practical Strategic Control Scientific Realistic Right Brain: Intuition Love Poetry Freedom Passionate Vivid Creative Yearning Peace Artistic Cute picture right? Funny. Eye Opening.  I definitely think they left out quite a few words for either side but they couldn’t list them all – it would be too busy […]

Scorpions in the Bed and Pink Dolphins –

First let me apologize for not writing something sooner – I have been so busy!  Between back to back school readings and library visits, to sales for Dandy Lion and then that pesky running my own website and graphic design business as well as getting the latest Hamilton Troll book featuring Elwood Woodpecker published and […]

 
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