Our Mission

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

Our Book Projects

We publish the following 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 1,000 pages of unique designs for all ages to color.
  • Our puzzle books include 100 favorite crossword puzzles and 50 rewarding acrostic puzzles. Books are engaging and entertaining from puzzle master and Tribune Media syndicated columnist Charles Preston.
  • Our quote books each share 365 inspirational quotes on topics including gratitude, humor, wisdom, and more.

Our Story

Kathleen Welton is the Producer of aka Associates. Her books and publishing programs have been recognized with numerous awards including a Benjamin Franklin Award for Editorial Excellence for the non-computer …For Dummies series (IDG Books) and a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient for Doodle Art Alley Books (aka Associates).

During her career, she served as Director of Book Publishing for the American Bar Association, Director for H&R Block, VP & Publisher for IDG Books, VP & Publisher for Dearborn Trade, Senior Editor for Dow Jones-Irwin, Editor for Praeger Publishers, and Editor and Sales Representative for D. Van Nostrand.

She is the editor of books including The Little Book of Gratitude Quotes, The Little Book of Quotes by Women, and The Little Book of Success Quotes. She is the co-author of Poetry for Beginners. She is currently working on a book series that shares the adventures of a girl and her horse.


Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy;

they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

― Marcel Proust