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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Dec 1st, 2014 (Mon) -- Dec 4th, 2014 (Thu)
  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

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 - 5:00 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

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 to do a Caroine Abbott American Girl Fans presentation at the museum in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans, the final battle in the War of 1812. Program details to be announced.

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 - Chloe Ellefson Program - Madison WI

Attendance limited to Gudrid members and their guests. Program details to be announced.

Feb 1st, 2015 (Sun)
  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. Additional details TBA.

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

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

Kathleen will be speaking on a panel at the American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting in Chicago. Additional details TBA.

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.

Amy Alessio, Kathleen, and Jacquelyn Mitchard will the Young Adult panelists, discussing whether the YA trend is getting darker, and can teens handle it. The panel runs from 1-2 PM on Saturday, February 7th.

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. Details of Kathleen's participation in conference events will be announced later.

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

Feb 15th, 2015 (Sun)
  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 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 will take place at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Mt. Horeb at a time TBA. Afterwards Kathleen will answer questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase).

Sons of Norway Vennelag Lodge - (608) 437-5468 - 308 East Main Street, 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