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 1,000 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. 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.

An award-winning editor and publisher, her publishing programs have been recognized with 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).

Kathleen is a graduate of Stanford University and earned a BA in both English and Italian. She is an Agile Certified Practitioner and is enrolled in the Sustainability Certificate program at UCLA Extension. She currently volunteers as an Ambassador with the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

As a small business partner with the National Forest Foundation since 2019, we have participated in planting nearly 1,500 trees in U.S. forests.

 

"The future belongs to those who believe

in the beauty of their dreams."

― Eleanor Roosevelt