When I first met Preston Mitchum, Jr. he was standing in the foyer of my grandfather’s home awaiting payment for lawn care services. My grandfather introduced us, we said generic hello’s, and that was about it. A year or so later I went back to Maryland to help my grandfather and saw Preston out in […]
Start your own Troll Patrol
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 […]
A Message from Starlit 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
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 land!
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?
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?
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
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 Books
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 […]
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!
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 – inspirational Christian fiction Trilogy by author Kathleen J. Shields continues now!
The Star that Disappeared – True Story
Last night when I was getting ready for bed, I looked out our bedroom windows as I usually do every night. We have an outstanding view of a large valley surrounded by a luscious green hill care of the Texas Hill Country. We live out in the middle of nowhere. There are no city lights […]
Pet Cemetery | The Inspiration behind th...
Last year while driving to a trade show in Utopia Texas I passed by an old sign that said something to the effect of “Hill Country’s Oldest Pet Cemetery”. As I continued to drive on this very long winding Texas road I started thinking to myself how Stephen King ruined it for everybody. His book […]
An Interview with Allison Catsworth – Al
Good morning folks, today we are sitting down with Allison Catsworth the main character in the book Ally Cat, A Tale of Survival and she is talking about her trans-formative story of reincarnation and feline DNA. Welcome Allison. Please, call me Ally. Okay Ally, can you tell us how this all started? Sure. My boyfriend […]
An Interview with Gerald Oliver Delaney ...
Good morning folks, today we are sitting down with the painter of an entire world! Gerald Oliver Delaney is the main character in the award winning religious fiction novel, “The Painting”. Gerald, can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m a little shy. I was picked on quite a bit because I was so […]
An Interview with Hamilton Troll
Good morning everyone, today we have a real treat for you! We are sitting down with Hamilton Troll the star of the award-winning educational children’s book series. Hamilton, what is the very first thing you want your readers to know about you? I’m about six inches tall. I live in a hole next to a […]