Welcome to Orange Hat Publishing!

Orange Hat Publishing is a full-service publishing company. We create distinctive books from all genres including children’s books, early reader books, young adult books, and full-length novels. Here are just some of the services we provide:

  • Professional book set-up and design
  • Editing
  • One-of-a kind cover designs
  • Professional illustrators and artists
  • Marketing assistance
  • Custom author web pages
  • E-books


Titles Coming Soon!



The No Girls Allowed Club
Written by Shawntay Schmidt
Illustrated by Brittany DuPont
The Last Days
A Novel by Chad Haimerl
The Adventures of Zeke: Nature Walk
Written by Kelly Robertson
Illustrated by John Konecny
The Adventures of Zeke: Animal Shelter
Written by Kelly Robertson
Illustrated by John Konecny
Four Shapes Play a Game
Written and Illustrated by Karl Kralapp
Sammy & Goliath
Written by Sandy Kegel
Illustrated by John Konecny

Ellie Speaks
with photography by Joan Riedel
Grooming Gracie
Written by Linda Schraufnagel
Illustrated by Emily Lau
Photos, Poems, and a Little Bit of Prose
by Jerry Kiesow


What Makes Orange Hat different?

  • Personable. When you first call Orange Hat, you will be speaking with one of the owners, not an automated machine or a customer service representative overseas. In fact, throughout your project you will be speaking with either Shannon, Jeremy, Bridget, Jenny, or Terri. We are your personal publishing team of experts, ready to make your story come to life!
  • Quality. We have high standards and will consistently produce a quality product. Many publishing companies will accept any submission, even if the manuscript is filled with errors and spelling mistakes. At Orange Hat, each manuscript goes through a selection process in order to ensure we are only publishing a high quality story. Be proud of what you put your name on – we are.