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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Feb 1st, 2015 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Chloe Ellefson Book Signing - American Library Association Conference - Chicago IL

Kathleen will be signing copies of Tradition of Deceit, her newest Chloe Ellefson Historical Sites mystery book, in the Midnight Ink booth (#4916 in the Exhibit Hall) at the American Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting in Chicago's McCormick Place West, from 1:00-1:30 PM.

American Library Association - McCormick Place West, 2301 S. Dr. M.L. King Dr., 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 to Noon - Mystery Series Panel - Kathleen joins fellow authors Libby Fischer Hellmann, and Mark Stevens on the Pop Top Stage in the Exhibit Hall.

American Library Association - McCormick Place, 2301 S. Dr. M.L. King Dr., 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

Apr 11th, 2015 (Sat)
11:00 AM
  American Girl Fans Program - Mukwonago Community Library - Mukwonago 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 nine books (including the newest, (The Smuggler's Secrets: A Caroline Mystery) she has written about her 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 nineteen 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). The program starts at 11:00 AM. Girls are invited to bring their dolls -- and there will be a drawing for a free Caroline Abbott American Girl doll!

Mukwonago Community Library - (262) 363-6411 - 511 Division St., Mukwonago WI

Apr 11th, 2015 (Sat)
2:00 PM
  Chloe Ellefson Program - Mukwonago Community Library - Mukwonago 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, Tradition of Deceit, set in Milwaukee and Minneapolis, and some 'sneak peek' details about her upcoming release Death On The Prairie.

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 2 PM and is free and open to the public.

Mukwonago Community Library - (262) 363-6411 - 511 Division St., Mukwonago WI

Apr 27th, 2015 (Mon) -- Apr 30th, 2015 (Thu)
  Traveling

Kathleen will be away during this time, traveling and visiting family. 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