ABOUT US

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 1,500 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. 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.

Over the past ten years, we have collaborated with authors and publishers on book projects on topics from business and legal to reference and self-help including the following: 

  • ABA/AARP Checklist Series (Checklist for My Family, Checklist for Family Survivors, Get the Most Out of Retirement), Dividends Still Don't Lie, Equine Law and Horse Sense, The Hidden Treasures Within, and The Shenanigans Series.

Our Story

Kathleen Welton serves as an advocate, producer, and writer with aka Associates. 

During her book publishing career, she served as Sales Representative and Editor for D. Van Nostrand, 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 book projects and publishing programs have been recognized with numerous 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 studying Feature Film Writing and Sustainability in the certificate programs at UCLA Extension. 

She has served both as a member of the Development Council of The Anti-Cruelty Society as well as member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Book Publishers Association.

She is currently working on a screenplay for an animated adventure feature film inspired by actual events.

 

Our Books Are Available Wherever Books Are Sold

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

― Eleanor Roosevelt