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Kathleen J. Shields is an award-winning author having won first place for “Best Educational Children’s Series” from the Texas Association of Authors for the “Hamilton Troll Adventures”. This series is educational and inspirational, teaching young children social skills, animal characteristics and how to handle real-life situations.

While awaiting illustrations, Kathleen loves to write imaginative stories for youth as well as Christian Fiction. Shields’ has 25 published books now, with many more in the works!

During the work week, Shields’ runs Kathleen’s Graphics; a website and graphic design company. She designs colorful, eye-catching websites, custom logos, flyers and advertisements for various businesses and new entrepreneurs. Kathleen also uses her talents to help new authors with formatting, book covers and an online presence for sales and marketing.

Additionally, Kathleen writes an inspirational and educational blog regarding her endeavors as an author, a business woman and Christian. Her views are always light-hearted and thought-provoking and are intended to get the reader thinking.


Hamilton Troll Cookbook

2017 Texas Authors Best Cookbook, Children's Book, Cookbook

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 are a wonderful introduction to the culinary arts. Also included: kitchen safety tips, creative craft activities, and ideas for special occasions.

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The Painting

2017 TxAuthors Best Religious Fiction Book

We start our lives as a blank canvas. It's our diverse experiences that add color and definition to our painting.

Gerald's world was often harsh and challenging. Feelings of loneliness and isolation were normal for him. The people in his life didn't understand him and as a result, often ignored him, or refused to make time for him. However, the nature that surrounded Gerald inspired the most sympathetic and caring young child you could ever know.

It was Gerald's love of the world’s creatures and all of its beauty that enabled the magic of his painting to come to life. The personal growth and the steps Gerald took to protect his creation is what truly made him exceptional.

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Constellation Crimes

Non-Fiction, Historical, Travel, Texas

A giant scorpion, a crab attack and a killer wolf – what do these three have in common? The zits on Jared’s face.

The night a red meteorite crash lands in the woods, Jared’s world gets turned upside down. Each time the zits appear his friends connect the dots and discover they create the pattern of an actual constellation. Looking up the myths behind the stars, they realize the stories are coming true! It’s up to them to figure out why it’s happening, how to stop it and how the new red-haired substitute teacher (from Mars) is connected. It’s a crime what’s happening – a constellation crime.

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Hamilton Troll meets Dinosaurs

2014 Texas Assoc. of Authors Best Children's under 7 Book

“Hamilton Troll meets Dinosaurs” is an educational story where Hamilton Troll goes t a museum and has an encounter with dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs lived millions of years ago and are now extinct yet they left behind clues that tell their story. Hamilton Troll comes across one of those clues, a fossil, that leads him and the Beaver Brothers up the river to a dinosaur museum where they learn so much about these prehistoric animals, including how big some of them were.

However it is when Hamilton Troll walks up to a hatching nest of eggs and meets these dinosaurs first hand that he discovers how great and magnificent these creatures once were.

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