Kathleen Welton has grown up with a lifelong love of books, horses, and movies. As a aProducer with aka Associates, she collaborates with authors, organizations, and publishers to create content and best-selling books—from business and inspiration to lifestyle and reference.

An award-winning editor and publisher, she has 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.

Her books include The Little Book of Gratitude Quotes, The Little Book of Quotes by Women, The Little Book of Success Quotes, and The Little Journal of Gratitude. She is also co-author of Poetry for Beginners, and co-editor of 100 Essential Modern Poems by Women.

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 and is a member of Cap & Gown–the Women’s Leadership Organization of Stanford, Chicago Wilderness, Chicago Women in Publishing, and the Independent Book Publishers Association. 

A passionate advocate for wild horses and wildlife, Kathleen sponsors horses with Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, Return to Freedom, and This Old Horse.

Save the Date! December 13, 2019

Celebrating 15 Years of National Day of the Horse

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