Kathleen Welton is Producer of aka Associates and currently works on projects that inspire the spirit in addition to serving as an advocate for wild horses and wildlife. She is a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) with the Project Management Institute and is a member of the Academy of American Poets, Chicago Wilderness, Chicago Women in Publishing, and the Independent Book Publishers Association. 

An award-winning editor and publisher, Kathleen Welton has had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous authors and publishing organizations to create best-selling books—from business and legal to lifestyle and reference.

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.

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, co-editor of 100 Essential Modern Poems by Women, and co-producer of podcasts on women poets.

Kathleen graduated from Stanford University with a BA in both English and Italian. She is an alumna of Cap & Gown, the Women’s Leadership Organization of Stanford. 

In April 2019, Kathleen will be speaking on The Ten Habits of a Successful Publisher.

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