It has been brought to my attention that there are limited avenues for marketing Christian Children’s books. There aren’t many contest category options for said stories either. A fellow author whom just recently read “Dandy Lion” was so inspired by the message and simplicity of the piece; decided to write a letter to a rather large […]
When I was about 10 years old I wrote a fun children’s story called “The World’s First Unibear”. I combined my love of unicorns, Rainbow Bright, Care Bears and my active imagination into developing my own character in a hand-drawn rhyming story.
Book publishing is like a snowman – follow me here. To build a snowman you have to have the desire to get out in that freezing cold snow. You have to have the talent and patience to do the job. You have to be willing to learn or research the aspects you don’t know. You […]
Kristen must make a decision… Her Bodyguard or Her Boyfriend Having thought the danger was over and she could finally move on with her life, Kristen was again swept off her feet by her bodyguard Cody; which left Devin, her boyfriend, as the third wheel. Being uprooted from their lives, Devin tries to make the […]
We’ve been Blessed again! StoryCub is an Early Childhood Development Project that produces and distributes mobile-friendly, streaming video versions of children’s picture books. Built for today’s digital families; preschool and kindergarten educators also rely on StoryCub for the discovery of great books. StoryCub thought Hamilton Troll meets Pink Light Sprite was Awesome! So they produced […]
You’ve written the book, yeah! You’ve edited the book, super! You are ready to publish the book, wahoo! But Wait! You need a book cover. If you are not a graphic designer like me, you may feel a bit overwhelmed. You are creative with words, not pictures. How do you begin? Where do you […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
– 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 […]
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!
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 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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 –