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.

Our Story

Kathleen Welton is a book producer with aka Associates. She began her publishing career with D. Van Nostrand as a sales representative and editor. She has served as 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)

She graduated from Stanford University with a BA in both English and Italian. She is currently enrolled in the Feature Film Writing as well as the Sustainability certificate program at UCLA-Extension and is working on an animated feature film based on a true story about a horse.

 

“It's never too late to be what you might have been.”

― George Eliot