Meet the Author

readingb-LargeOne 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.  I love watching the faces as they go from happy laughter, to shocked concern, to cheerful clapping at the end. I have 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.

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

IMAG3172bI do a show every weekend. Find out where I’ll be…

SSESLibrary Day.Schools I’ve Read at:

  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