Here’s what’s currently on Kathleen's calendar. She hopes to see you at one of these upcoming programs.
You can sort Kathleen's events by clicking on the categories to the right.
|American Girl||Chloe Ellefson||US Civil War|
|Dec 5th, 2015 (Sat)||
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
|Launch Event - Death on the Prairie - 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, Death on the Prairie.
The signing will run from 1-5:00 PM, Saturday in the museum's store on West Water Street as part of Vesterheim's annual Norwegian Christmas event.
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum - (563) 382-9681 - West Water St., Decorah, IA
|Dec 10th, 2015 (Thu)||
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
|Chloe Ellefson Mysteries Program - McMillan Library - Wisconsin Rapids 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 the now six books in the series, includng 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, Tradition of Deceit, and her just released sixth Chloe mystery, Death On The Prairie, which centers on the life, stories, and quilts of Wisconsin-born author Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Kathleen will talk briefly about how her years at Old World Wisconsin influenced the character of museum curator Chloe Ellefson, how her research into police work helped shape Chloe's love interest, officer Roelke McKenna, and how she goes about writing the Chloe mysteries.
Kathleen will also introduce her new nonfiction history book, A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. This book combines quotes from letters, diaries, and newspaper articles written in the 1800s—lushly illustrated with beautiful photos taken at Old World Wisconsin—to transport readers into the lives of the Badger state's early Yankee and European settlers.
Afterwards Kathleen will answer questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for sale). This hour-long event starts at 7 PM and is free and open to the public.
McMillan Memorial Library - (715) 422-5136 - 490 E. Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids, WI
|Dec 12th, 2015 (Sat)||
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
|Book Signing - Old World Christmas - Old World Wisconsin - 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 is also the author of an Old World-related non-fiction book, A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons, beautifully illustrated with photos of Old World Wisconsin taken by Loyd Heath.
Kathleen will be greeting visitors and signing her books from Noon to 5 PM in the museum store, which will have copies of her books for sale. The store is open to the public without charge. 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
|Dec 13th, 2015 (Sun)||
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
|Three Mystery Authors - Mystery To Me Bookstore - Madison WI
Join three popular mystery authors as they celebrate the release of a new book, and the anniversary of their publisher Midnight Ink!
Madison's own Maddy Hunter is releasing From Bad To Wurst, the tenth book in her popular Passport To Peril series.
Joining her are Kathleen Ernst, author of Death On The Prairie, the sixth Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson mystery, and Jesse Chandler, author of Operation Stop Hate, the newest in her Shay O'Hanlan mysteries.
This free, public event runs from 1-3 PM, Sunday, December 13th at Madison's most popular mystery bookstore.
Mystery To Me Bookstore - (608) 283-9332 - 1863 Monroe Street, Madison, WI.
|Jan 23rd, 2016 (Sat)||
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
|Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - New Holstein Historical Society - New Holstein WI