I started my blog, Sites and Stories, to celebrate historic sites - the stories they tell, the stories they inspire. My posts often provide behind-the-scenes glimpses of places and themes featured in my books. I also write occasionally as a guest on other blogs, usually about facets of my Chloe Ellefson adult mystery books published by Midnight Ink. There’s a lot here - have fun exploring!

My Blog Posts

kathleen ernst, sophie the cat, writing, undisclosed location

Below are descriptions and links to my 2014 posts on the Sites and Stories blog and guest posts on other blogs. Enjoy!

Death on the Prairie – Sneak Preview

Cover of Death on the Prairie (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery) written by bestselling author Kathleen Ernst, published 08 October 2015 by Midnight Ink Books. "I’ve gotten lots of queries about the 6th Chloe Ellefson mystery. When is it coming? Which historic sites are featured? So, I’m happy to share a sneak preview." more>>

Posted January 27, 2015 to Kathleen's Sites and Stories blog.

Roelke Goes to Prison

Photo by bestselling author Kathleen Ernst of the ornate ironwork over an entrance to the Waupun Correctional Institution in Waupun, Wisconsin, which is a setting in Tradition of Deceit, Kathleen's fifth Chloe Ellefson adult mystery series published by Midnight Ink books. "When writing Tradition of Deceit, I needed to include a set scene at a prison. Waupun Correctional Institution was the logical choice. The prison is one of the oldest in the country. It is listed on the Wisconsin register of historic places, and in 1992 was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the “Wisconsin State Prison Historic District.” more>>

Posted January 6, 2015 to Kathleen's Sites and Stories blog.

Coming Attractions - 2015

Image of stage with red curtains overlaid with the words Coming Attractions 2015. "Happy New Year! I hope you have lots of good things on the horizon. Here are some things I’m looking forward to in 2015..." more>>

Posted January 3, 2015 to Kathleen's Sites and Stories blog.