Book Signings & Meet the Author

One of the most rewarding experiences an author can have is to be invited to a school or library and read to a group of children.  Meet the Author day is one of the most important days of a students career. I love watching the faces as they go from happy laughter, to shocked concern, to cheerful clapping at the end. I’ve found that most children flourish when meeting an author – they ask so many amazing questions and the majority of them love the idea of writing because their imaginations are running wild.

I also know that author readings can be quite costly, especially for lower income schools.  My goal is to educate the children – so my school visit fee is nominal. I just want enough to cover the cost of a tank of gas (within 100 miles).  I’d also want the opportunity to do book sales. I would be happy to donate a book to the library and would even give a discount to the school or library if they bought an entire set.  I want to work with the schools because educating the next generation is incredibly important to me.  That is why I have also begun creating curriculum to go along with the Hamilton Troll series.  Extending the educational aspects of the series past just the book helps to solidify a child’s learning, so I’ve created Reading Comprehension Quizzes, Language Arts, Math and even some Science.

Local Texas Author Wins 2 Awards for Children's Cookbook

Local Texas Author Wins 2 Awards for Children’s Cookbook

Media Kit for Kathleen J. Shields

If you would like to have Kathleen J. Shields visit your school or library please contact me for a quote. Meet the Author!


Schools I’ve Visited:

  1. Rebecca Creek Elementary
  2. Saint Stephens Episcopal
  3. W. Z. “Doc” Burke Elementary
  4. Mendez Elementary
  5. Timberwood Park Elementary
  6. Kinder Ranch Elementary
  7. Bill Brown Elementary
  8. John Hoffmann Elementary
  9. Freiheit Elementary
  10. Garden Ridge Elementary
  11. Eduardo Villarreal, Jr. Elementary
  12. Blackshear Fine Arts Academy
  13. Sunshine Cottage School
  14. Giddings Elementary
  15. San Jacinto Elementary

Would you like to have your school added to this list? Meet the Author, Educational Stories Inspiring Discussions. When a child meets an author, that moment stays with the child for the rest of their lives. When that student is inspired to write and share their story ideas – that lasts a lifetime!

Invite me to Visit your School or library. I’d love to inspire your students!


Meet the Author Author Reading at Franklin Public Library

Author Reading at Franklin Public Library