Calendar

Here’s what’s currently on Kathleen's calendar. She hopes to see you at one of these upcoming programs.

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Jan 10th, 2015 (Sat)
  Caroline Abbott Event - Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Museum - Nashville TN

Kathleen has been invited by Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Museum in Nashville TN in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, the final battle in the War of 1812.

Kathleen will be the guest at three War of 1812 tea parties to be held at the Hermitage, where she will meet guests, talk about Caroline's experiences during the war, and sign books. Prior reservations are required; contact the Hermitage through the links below.

NOTE: All 300 tickets available for the teas were sold out a week in advance.

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Museum - (615) 889-2941 - 4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville TN

Jan 14th, 2015 (Wed)
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM
  Chloe Ellefson Program - Sons of Norway Lodge - Stoughton WI

Meet Kathleen Ernst, bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries. This Wisconsin-based series (Chloe was born and raised in Stoughton) is popular with adults and mature teens who enjoy traditional mysteries (i.e., without explicit sex, violence, or gore).

Kathleen will be doing her lively, illustrated program that takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the experiences and places that inspired Old World Murder, The Heirloom Murders (named Best Fiction Book of 2011 by the Council of Wisconsin Writers), The Light Keeper’s Legacy (winner of the 2013 LOVEY Award for Best Traditional Mystery book), Heritage of Darkness (set at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum), and her just-released fifth Chloe mystery, Tradition of Deceit (see her ad in Viking Magazine).

Kathleen will talk about how her years at Old World Wisconsin influenced Chloe, how her research into police work helped shape Roelke McKenna, and how she researches and writes the series.

The program runs from 7:15 to 8:15 PM at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Stoughton. Afterwards Kathleen will answer questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase).

Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge - (608) 873-7209 - 317 Page Street, Stoughton, WI

Jan 19th, 2015 (Mon)
  Gudrid Reading Circle of Madison - Chloe Ellefson Program - Madison WI

The Gudrid Reading Circle of Madison has been in existence since 1897. Its members have close ties to Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Attendance at the program, which is part of of the group's annual celebration meeting, is limited to Gudrid members and their guests.

Feb 1st, 2015 (Sun)
1:00 PM
  Chloe Ellefson Book Signing - American Library Association Conference - Chicago IL

Kathleen will be signing copies of her Chloe Ellefson Historical Sites mystery series in the Midnight Ink booth at the American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting in Chicago, starting at 1:00 PM.

American Library Association - McCormick Place and other venues - Chicago, IL

Feb 2nd, 2015 (Mon)
11:00 AM
  Author Panelist - American Library Association Conference - Chicago IL

Kathleen will be speaking on a panel and signing books afterwards at the ALA Mid-Winter Meeting.

11:00 AM - Mystery Series Panel - Kathleen joins fellow authors Libby Fischer Hellmann, and Mark Stevens. Details TBA.

Noon - Signing the newest Chloe Ellefson mystery, Tradition of Deceit, in the Midnight Ink Books booth.

American Library Association - McCormick Place and other venues - Chicago, IL

Feb 6th, 2015 (Fri) -- Feb 8th, 2015 (Sun)
  Love Is Murder - Romance & Mystery Conference - Chicago IL

As she has in previous years, Kathleen will be attending this popular 3-day event. Love is Murder is an annual educational forum for writers and readers interested in furthering their knowledge of mystery and romance writing and publishing. Kathleen will be on the following panels.

FRIDAY

Writers Track Panel - 2:30-3:30 PM - Susanna Calkins, Kathleen, and Susan Foetschel are the "Just the Facts" research panel, dispensing insider tips on the best ways for writers to give their novels an authentic touch.

SATURDAY

Cozy Panel - 12:30-1:30 PM - Kathleen, Molly MacRae, Denise Swanson and Mary Welk are the 'Cozy' is NOT a four letter word panel.

Young Adult Panel - 1:30-2:30 PM - Amy Alessio, Gale Borger, Kathleen, and Jacquelyn Mitchard will be discussing whether the YA trend is getting darker, and can teens handle it.

Kathleen's third Chloe Ellefson mystery, The Light Keeper's Legacy, won the conference's coveted LOVEY Award for Best Traditional Mystery in 2013.

This event is open to the general public, but registration is required and there are attendence fees.

Love Is Murder - Loew's Chicago O'Hare, Rosemont, IL

Feb 15th, 2015 (Sun)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Chloe Ellefson Program - Sons of Norway Lodge - Mount Horeb WI

Meet Kathleen Ernst, bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries. This Wisconsin-based series (Chloe was born and raised in Stoughton) is popular with adults and mature teens who enjoy traditional mysteries (i.e., without explicit sex, violence, or gore).

Kathleen will be doing her lively, illustrated program that takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the experiences and places that inspired Old World Murder, The Heirloom Murders (named Best Fiction Book of 2011 by the Council of Wisconsin Writers), The Light Keeper’s Legacy (winner of the 2013 LOVEY Award for Best Traditional Mystery book), Heritage of Darkness (set at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum), and her fifth and newest Chloe mystery, Tradition of Deceit.

Kathleen will talk about how her years at Old World Wisconsin influenced Chloe, how her research into police work helped shape Roelke McKenna, and the role that Vesterheim has played in researching and writing the series.

After the program Kathleen will answer questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase). The program will take place at the Mt. Horeb Community/Senior Center at 107 North Grove Street in Mt. Horeb.

Sons of Norway Vennelag Lodge - (608) 437-5468 - 107 N. Grove St., Mt. Horeb, WI

Feb 19th, 2015 (Thu) -- Feb 26th, 2015 (Thu)
  Writing Retreat

Kathleen will be away during this time, busy writing the seventh Chloe mystery, which she is under contract with publisher Midnight Ink Books for release in fall 2016. Business inquiries can be directed to Scott, her husband and business partner, who will be manning the home office daily.

Kathleen Ernst, LLC - 7307 Vista Court, Middleton, WI

Mar 8th, 2015 (Sun)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  Chloe Ellefson Program - Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association - Stoughton WI

Meet Kathleen Ernst, bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries. This Wisconsin-based series (Chloe was born and raised in Stoughton) is popular with adults and mature teens who enjoy traditional mysteries (i.e., without explicit sex, violence, or gore).

Kathleen will be doing her lively, illustrated program that takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the experiences and places that inspired Old World Murder, The Heirloom Murders (named Best Fiction Book of 2011 by the Council of Wisconsin Writers), The Light Keeper’s Legacy (winner of the 2013 LOVEY Award for Best Traditional Mystery book), Heritage of Darkness (set at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum), and her fifth and newest Chloe mystery, Tradition of Deceit.

Kathleen will talk about how her years at Old World Wisconsin influenced Chloe, how her research into police work helped shape Roelke McKenna, and how her research at Vesterheim resulted in her taking a series of rosemaling classes there.

This program is free and open to the public. It runs from 1:30 to 2:30 PM in the Training Room at the Stoughton Fire Department. Afterwards Kathleen will answer questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase).

Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association - Stoughton Fire Dept., 401E. Main St., Stoughton, WI