ABOUT US

Our Mission

IMAGINE new possibilities. BELIEVE in giving back. INSPIRE the spirit. 

Our Book Series

  • Our coloring books include quotes, sayings, and proverbs as well as magical designs of animals, mandalas, geometrics, and more. There are more than 1,500 pages of unique designs for all ages to color from Samantha Snyder of Doodle Art Alley.
  • Our puzzle books include 100 favorite crossword puzzles and 50 rewarding acrostic puzzles. There are now 500 puzzles in our books that are engaging and entertaining from puzzle master and Tribune Media syndicated columnist Charles Preston.
  • Our quote books share nearly 2,000 inspirational quotes on topics including gratitude, humor, success, wisdom, and more.

Our Story

Kathleen Welton is an award-winning editor, publisher, and writer. As a Book Producer with aka Associates, she collaborates with authors and publishers on books, promotion, and sales in content areas including business and finance, legal, lifestyle, reference, and self-help. 

She began her book publishing career as a Sales Representative for D. Van Nostrand. She has since served in a variety of editorial and publishing roles including Senior Editor for Dow Jones-Irwin, VP & Publisher for Dearborn Trade, VP & Publisher for IDG Books, and Director of Book Publishing for the American Bar Association. 

Her projects and book publishing programs have been recognized with more than a dozen awards including:

  • Benjamin Franklin Award (Gold Winner) for Editorial Excellence for the non-computer ...For Dummies series (IDG Books)
  • Benjamin Franklin Award (Silver Winner) for100 Essential Modern Poems by Women (Ivan R. Dee) and Equine Law and Horse Sense (American Bar Association)
  • Mom's Choice Awards® (Gold Recipient) for Doodle Art Alley Books (aka Associates) 
  • USA Book News Award (Winner) for The Little Book of Humorous Quotes (aka Associates)
  • USA Book News Award (Finalist) for The Little Book of Gratitude Quotes, The Little Book of Horse Quotes, and A Season for Everything (aka Associates)

Kathleen graduated from Stanford University with a BA in both English and Italian. She is a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) with the Project Management Institute.

She is currently enrolled in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program Certificate in Feature Film Writing. Her screenplay in process, Born to Dance is an "Official Selection" in the First 10 Pages Screenplay Competition for May 2021. 

An avid advocate for beaches, birds, and wildlife, she is a member of the Chicago Parks Foundation, Corolla Wild Horse Fund, Friends of the Chicago River, and the Illinois Audubon Society. 

 

Our Books Are Available Wherever Books Are Sold

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt