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A Message from Skeeter Skunk

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

In the story book “Hamilton troll meets Skeeter Skunk” children learn about accepting others along with trial and error. Skeeter wants to play in the big Stick-Nut game but every time he gets afraid he accidentally sprays everybody. So Hamilton and friends try various things to “get him to hold up his spray” but in […]

A Whitaker Owl Poem

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

Blessed with talent – that’s how I feel, when I think ’bout what we’ve done is surreal. 10 books and counting – 11 on the way, I do what I love, what a wonderful day! So my illustrator, Leigh A. Klug is not only super talented with her ability to illustrate the most captivating faces she […]

Another Awesome Website

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

I am super excited to announce that I’ve done it again – created a new website for Hamilton Troll. This is a PARALLAX site. Parallax fills in the content of each page as you scroll, while keeping it all on one page. There’s a secondary menu at the bottom that takes you to “Fun Stuff to See and Do” […]

New websites, pictures, e-store!

New websites, pictures, e-store!

I am so excited to announce that after many weeks of learning a new technology, incorporating e-commerce store functionality and moving my content – I now have a mobile-friendly, more modern and up to date website for Kathleen Books. Go check it out now!   Also, you may be noticing that my BLOG has changed significantly! […]

Re-Release: A Rainbow of Thanks

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

I am very excited to announce the release of a second edition, of everyone’s favorite, “A Rainbow of Thanks“. We have a newly designed cover, the addition of an art class project and a creative writing assignment plus a few new illustrations inside the book! “I am very excited about this new release, as it puts […]

Wiki? Hamilton Troll

Hamilton Troll – Species Classification (A short chap with a cheery smile, whose face can be seen as far as a mile) The word troll brings about fear and disgust in many people. There are plenty of stories and variations of troll species, most of which exhibit unfavorable traits and bad behaviors. Some say trolls […]

DEAR Texas – April 12

  DROP EVERYTHING AND READ TEXAS Takes place on Sunday, April 12th and while the Texas Association of Authors wants everyone in Texas to stop what you are doing and pick up a good book today – we also want you to know that there will be: 86 Texas Authors  in  24 Cities  and  30 Book […]

Hamilton Troll meets Fiona the Dog

Announcing the Newest Book of this Award-Winning Children’s Series: Hamilton Troll meets Fiona the Dog This tenth book of the series debuts that adorable little white dog, the family got for Christmas (as seen in “the Case of the Missing Home”).  Springtime has arrived and while the animals are cleaning up after winter, Fiona is […]

We’re coming up in the world…

Hello all, the tradeshow season has started out with a blast! We started with the Home & Garden Show in San Antonio this past weekend debuting the most amazing display we’ve ever had – and I will literally be hitting the road running as we go forward. This coming weekend I’ll be in Killeen Texas. […]

Hill Country Tales for Tails

Who loves animals?   Who loves to read??   Who would like to help local animals by reading???   Guess what? You Can!!   Have you heard of the book “Hill Country Tales for Hill Country Tails“   This is a collaboration book written by local Hill Country authors who have written short stories about […]

Call To Write Challenge!

Children!   Parents!   Teachers! Here is a creative writing assignment that children will jump for. The Dream World Defenders Call To Write CHALLENGE ~ Where Children Can: Become Published Authors! All you have to do is : Read this action-packed, imaginative book by Award-Winning Author Kathleen J. Shields Write Your Own Short Story Ending Then […]

Dream World Defenders – Challenge!

Hello Everyone – My new Book is out!! I am so excited about the debut of this book but even more-so for the Writing Challenge. This is an opportunity for every child, who has ever dreamed about becoming a published author, to get their chance! Press Release: Kathleen J. Shields, award-winning author of the Hamilton […]

Hamilton Troll is on MagicBlox

Have you heard of MagicBlox? If not, let me tell you about them. In 2009 MagicBlox set out to provide quality ebooks for children 1-13 on an interactive platform for children and they allowed for the implementation of audio files to be connected so the story can be read to younger children as they look […]

Troll Patrol – Stopping Bullies, Before

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

PAWS for Friendship Canyon Lake, TX – Award-winning author, Kathleen J. Shields, releases her latest Hamilton Troll book with the objective of stopping bullies, before they start. In collaboration with local elementary school teachers, Shields’ has created the Troll Patrol with the goal of promoting “PAWS for Friendship”. The mission of “PAWS for Friendship” – […]

Elwood asked questions

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

If you want to know something, you ask about it. If you don’t understand, you ask questions. That’s what Hamilton Troll and Elwood Woodpecker did, they didn’t know what something was so they sought out the Beaver Brothers and asked them. That’s how you learn new things. That’s how you become smart and that’s how […]

Award-Winning Book – First Place

Excellent news Hamilton Troll fans… We WON the 2014 Texas Association of Authors Book Contest for Best Children’s Book under 7! That is right! Hamilton Troll meets Dinosaurs is now an Award-Winning Book! . I know I couldn’t have done it without my super talented illustrators Leigh A. Klug and Carol W. Bryant whom I […]

Latest Release: Hamilton Troll meets Whi...

Award Winning Author Kathleen J Shields educational books hamilton troll

Whooo thinks owls are cool? I do! And in this 7th story of the on-going Hamilton Troll Adventures we meet Whitaker Owl who is currently being taught by his parents how to hoot properly. Unfortunately, he needs a LOT of practice!  The good news is he can fly really great! And when a bear approaches […]


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