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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Oct 2nd, 2014 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Author Signing - Heartland Fall Forum - Minneapolis MN

Kathleen will be signing copies of Tradition of Deceit, her fifth Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery from publisher Midnight Ink Books, from 3-4 PM at the Regional Author Booth.

The Heartland Fall Forum is a regional trade show attended by some 350 independent bookstores located in the Greater Midwest US area. Attendence is open to authors, wholesalers, distributors, sidelines vendors, librarians, teachers, media, book bloggers, and others who are current members of the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (GLIBA) or the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association (MIBA). Prior registration is required.

Heartland Fall Forum - (612) 208-6279 - The Depot, 225 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN

Oct 14th, 2014 (Tue) -- Oct 17th, 2014 (Fri)
  Research Trip

Kathleen will be away these days doing research for the sixth Chloe Ellefson mystery, which she is under contract with publisher Midnight Ink for release in Fall 2015.

While she is away, 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

Oct 28th, 2014 (Tue) -- Nov 4th, 2014 (Tue)
  Writing Retreat

Kathleen will be away during this time, busy writing the sixth Chloe mystery, which she is under contract with publisher Midnight Ink Books for release in fall 2015. 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

Nov 7th, 2014 (Fri)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Author Panelist - Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books - Waukesha WI

Kathleen has been invited to speak on the Historical Fiction Panel with fellow author Eva Augustin Rumpf. Their discussion, which will include answering audience questions, runs from 3-4 PM in room N130. Afterwards there will be a book signing in the Author's Marketplace from 4-5 PM.

The festival features 75 writers and is free and open to the public.

SE WI Festival of Books - University of Wisconsin, 1500 N. University Ave., Waukesha, WI

Nov 8th, 2014 (Sat)
  Nationwide Release Date - "Tradition of Deceit" - Chloe Ellefson Mystery #5

Saturday, November 8th is the official release date set by publisher Midnight Ink for Tradition of Deceit, the fifth book in the Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series.

Nov 8th, 2014 (Sat)
  Deck The Tables Charity Luncheon - Hotel Winneshiek - Decorah IA

Kathleen will be participating in this local annual charity event with a Chloe Ellefson-themed table. Additional details TBA.

Deck The Tables - (563) 382-4164 - 104 East Water Street, Decorah, IA

Nov 13th, 2014 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Launch Event - Tradition of Deceit - Once Upon A Crime Bookstore - Minneapolis MN

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Mysteries from Woodbury-based publisher Midnight Ink. She will be talking about and signing copies of her newly released fifth Chloe book, Tradition of Deceit, which is is partially set in Minneapolis.

Kathleen will be greeting Chloe fans, giving away door prizes, and signing books from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Twin Cities' premier independent mystery bookstore, Once Upon A Crime.

Once Upon A Crime Bookstore - (612) 870-3785 - 604 West 26th Street, Minneapolis, MN

Nov 18th, 2014 (Tue)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Launch Party - Tradition of Deceit - Mystery To Me Bookstore - Madison WI

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries that feature protagonists who work at Old World Wisconsin and in the nearby Village of Eagle, WI. Get an autographed copy of the newest book in the series, Tradition of Deceit.

Kathleen will be greeting Chloe fans and signing books from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at Madison's premier mystery bookstore, which will have copies of her mysteries for sale. And there will be door prizes, gifts, and cake!

Mystery To Me Bookstore - (608) 283-9332 - 1863 Monroe Street, Madison, WI

Nov 19th, 2014 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Launch Event - Tradition of Deceit - Boswell Book Company - Milwaukee WI

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries that feature protagonists who work at Old World Wisconsin and in the nearby Village of Eagle, in Waukesha County, WI. Get an autographed copy of the newest book in the series, Tradition of Deceit, which is partially set in the Old Southside of Milwaukee.

Kathleen will be greeting Chloe fans and signing books starting at 7 PM at Milwaukee's premier bookstore, which will have copies of her mysteries for sale.

Boswell Book Company - (414) 332-1181 - 2559 N. Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI

Nov 20th, 2014 (Thu)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  American Girl Fans Program - Middleton Public Library - Middleton WI

Meet bestselling writer Kathleen Ernst, author of the award-winning books about Caroline Abbott, the newest historical character she created for American Girl. Caroline lived 200 years ago on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Kathleen will be talking about the eight books (including the newest, Catch The Wind: My Journey With Caroline) she has written about her is for readers age 8 and up.

Kathleen's popular illustrated program is aimed at young readers and their parents, guardians, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and collectors. She will be sharing the stories behind the stories of her eighteen American Girl books, including her original History Mysteries and newer Josfina, Kirsten, Kit and Molly mysteries -- as well as what it was like to write the Caroline books.

Afterwards Kathleen will answer questions, pose for photos with the girls, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase). Girls are invited to bring their dolls -- and there will be a drawing for a free Caroline Abbott American Girl doll!

Middleton Public Library - (608) 827-7402 - 7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, WI

Nov 20th, 2014 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Chloe Ellefson Program - Middleton Public Library - Middleton WI

Meet bestselling writer Kathleen Ernst, author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries. This Wisconsin-based series 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 from Chicago's Love Is Murder conference), Heritage of Darkness, set at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, and her newest Chloe mystery, Tradition of Deceit, set in Milwaukee and Minneapolis.

Kathleen will talk briefly about how her years at Old World Wisconsin influenced Chloe, how her research into police work helped shape Roelke McKenna, and how she went about researching and writing the latest Chloe mystery.

Afterwards Kathleen will answer questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase). This event starts at 7 PM and is free and open to the public.

Middleton Public Library - (608) 827-7402 - 7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, WI

Nov 22nd, 2014 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Launch Event - Tradition of Deceit - Books & Company - Oconomowoc WI

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries that feature protagonists who work at Old World Wisconsin and in the nearby Village of Eagle, WI. Get an autographed copy of the newest book in the series, Tradition of Deceit, which is partially set in Minneapolis and the Old Southside of Milwaukee.

Kathleen will be greeting Chloe fans and signing books at Oconomowoc's premier indie bookstore, which will have copies of her mysteries for sale.

Books & Company - (262) 567-0106 - 1039 Summit Avenue, Oconomowoc, WI

Nov 23rd, 2014 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Author Signing - American Girl Caroline Books - Arcadia Books - Spring Green WI

Celebrate reading and meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of eight books about Caroline Abbott, the newest historical character from American Girl. This visit will provide girls age 8 and up with the opportunity to meet Kathleen in person, get their picture taken with her, and have Kathleen personalize and sign any of her Caroline books.

This event runs from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM and is free and open to the public.

NOTE: Kathleen will be also be at Arcadia later today to sign her Chloe Ellefson mystery books.

Arcadia Books - (608) 588-7638 - 102 East Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI

Nov 23rd, 2014 (Sun)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Launch Event - Tradition of Deceit - Arcadia Books - Spring Green WI

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries that feature protagonists who work at Old World Wisconsin and in the nearby Village of Eagle, in Waukesha County, WI. Get an autographed copy of the newest book in the series, Tradition of Deceit, which is partially set in Minneapolis and the Old Southside of Milwaukee.

Kathleen will be greeting Chloe fans and signing books at Spring Green's premier bookstore, which will have copies of her mysteries for sale.

NOTE: Kathleen will be also be at Arcadia earlier today to sign her American Girl Caroline books.

Arcadia Books - (608) 588-7638 - 102 East Jefferson Street, Spring Green, WI

Dec 6th, 2014 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Launch Event - Tradition of Deceit - Vesterheim Museum - Decorah IA

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries and get an autographed copy of any of her Chloe books, including Heritage of Darkness, (set in Decorah at Vesterheim), and the newest book in the series, Tradition of Deceit.

The signing will run from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Saturday in the museum's store on West Water Street as part of the Christmas at Vesterheim weekend events.

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum - (563) 382-9681 - West Water St., Decorah, IA

Dec 13th, 2014 (Sat)
12:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Launch Event - Tradition of Deceit - Old World Wisconsin Christmas - Eagle WI

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries that feature protagonists who work at Old World Wisconsin and in the nearby Village of Eagle. Kathleen will be greeting visitors and signing books from Noon to 5 PM in the museum store, which will have copies of her mysteries for sale. The store is open to the public without charge.

Get an autographed copy of the newest book in the series, Tradition of Deceit, and then explore the locations at Old World where key scenes in the series take place. Free "Locations Guides" can be downloaded from the Old World Murder and The Heirloom Murders pages on Kathleen's website. Note: there is a fee to explore the museum's extensive grounds and buildings, which will be open for the annual Old World Christmas event.

Old World Wisconsin - (262) 594-6301 - W372 S9727 Hwy 67, just south of Eagle, WI