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

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Sep 16th, 2016 (Fri) -- Sep 18th, 2016 (Sun)
  Presenter - Washington Island Literary Festival - Washington & Rock Islands WI

The theme of the 4th annual Washington Island Literary Festival is "Mystique and Mystery of the Midwest," encompassing shipwrecks, Native American stories, legends, history, science and nature. Kathleen will be a presenter at the 2016 festival, which takes place on beautiful Washington Island, in Lake Michigan, off the tip of Wisconsin's Door County peninsula. Registration and a fee are required.

On Friday evening Kathleen will attend the festival's opening reception. Saturday she will take part in the all author panel and Q&A session from 9:15 to 10:30 AM. Later that day she will make a presentation to the festival from 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM, after which she will be signing copies of her Chloe Ellefson mysteries, including The Light Keeper's Legacy, set on Rock and Washington Islands.

NOTE: By special arrangement with publisher Midnight Ink and Fair Isle Books, Kathleen will be signing copies of her not-yet-released seventh Chloe Ellefson mystery, A Memory of Muskets, at the festival. This will be the very first opportunity anywhere to get a signed copy of the new book.

Washington Island Literary Festival - Washington Island, WI

Sep 18th, 2016 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Author Signing - Fair Isle Books - Washington Island, WI

After the Washington Island Literary Festival ends, Kathleen will be visiting the island's indie bookstore.

This will be the very first opportunity anywhere for persons who did not attend the festival to get a signed copy of A Memory of Muskets, the newest Chloe Ellefson mystery.

Kathleen will be at Fair Isle from 1:00 to 2:30 PM, Sunday, September 18th.

Fair Isle Books & Gifts - (920) 847-2565 - 1885 Detroit Harbor Road, Wasington island, WI

Sep 19th, 2016 (Mon) -- Sep 23rd, 2016 (Fri)
  Traveling

Kathleen and Mr. Ernst will be away during this time. 

NOTE: A house-sitter will be in residence at Kathleen's home; the office will be closed.

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

Sep 24th, 2016 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Author Signing - Door County Books & Authors Festival - Fish Creek WI

Kathleen will be meeting the public and signing copies of her latest books at the Saturday, September 24th, Festival of Door County Books & Authors in the lovely resort community of Fish Creek, WI. The Festival is held by The Peninsula Bookman bookstore, and takes place during the popular Fish Creek Annual Inside/Outside Sales Weekend.

Kathleen will be signing her brand new Wisconsin-based adult mystery, A Memory of Muskets. This will be one of the very first opportunities to acquire a signed copy of this book.

Copies of her other Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries will be also be available, including The Light Keeper's Legacy, which is set on Rock and Washington Islands in Door County.

The Peninsula Bookman - (920) 868-1467 - 4083 Main Street, Fish Creek, WI.

Oct 4th, 2016 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Launch Party - Chloe Ellefson Mystery #7 - Mystery To Me Bookstore - Madison WI

Join bestselling author Kathleen Ernst as she celebrates the release of A Memory of Muskets, the seventh and newest book in her popular, Wisconsin-based, award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series.

Kathleen will be greeting Chloe fans, talking about the new book, and autographing copies from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, October 4th. As in previous years, there will be door prizes and a delicious book-themed dessert. 

This will be the very first opportunity in the Madison area to acquire a signed copy of this book.

The event is sponsored by Mystery To Me, Madison's premier mystery bookstore, which will have all seven Chloe mysteries available for purchase. 

Come party with Kathleen as she celebrates the release of her thirty-fourth published book! 

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

Oct 6th, 2016 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Author Signing - Heartland Fall Forum - Minneapolis MN

The Heartland Fall Forum is a regional trade show attended by some 350 independent bookstores located in the Greater Midwest US area.

Kathleen will be signing copies of A Memory of Muskets, her seventh Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery, from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 6th, in the booth of Minneapolis-based publisher Midnight Ink Books.

Attendence at the Heartland Fall Forum 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 8th, 2016 (Sat)
  Scheduled Publication Date - A Memory of Muskets - Chloe Ellefson Mystery #7

Today is the scheduled publication date for A Memory of Muskets, the seventh book in the popular, Wisconsin-based, award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series.

Starting today the book will be available in trade paperback and ebook formats from a wide variety of vendors, including Independent bookstores and Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and others. To find links to this book on their websites, click HERE.

Oct 11th, 2016 (Tue)
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
  Radio Interview - The Larry Meiller Show - Wisconsin Public Radio - Ideas Network

Kathleen will be Larry's guest from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, discussing and taking calls from listeners about her Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series, and the recently released seventh Chloe book, A Memory of Muskets.

The popular, long-running Larry Meiller Show has an audience of some 100,000 listeners. It is broadcast statewide, and can also be heard in eastern Iowa and Minnesota, and northern Illinois.

HEAR IT LIVE. Larry's show is streamed live over the Internet and broadcast over WPR's Ideas Network (AM 930, 970, and FM 88.1, 88.3, 88.7, 88.9, 89.1, 90.3, 90.7, 90.9, 91.3, 91.7, 91.9, 107.9).

JOIN IN. Listeners are encouraged to contact the show to ask questions and make comments. This can be done via Facebook or Twitter, by email to talk@wpr.org or by calling (800) 642-1234.

LISTEN LATER. After the broadcast the show will be made available on the The Larry Meiller Show archive page for streaming or downloading as a podcast. A link to a copy of the show will also be installed on Kathleen's A Memory of Muskets website page.

Wisconsin Public Radio - (800) 642-1234 - talk@wpr.org

Oct 15th, 2016 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Launch Event - A Memory of Muskets - Old World Wisconsin - Eagle WI

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series that feature protagonists who work at Old World Wisconsin and in the nearby Village of Eagle. Her seventh, just released Chloe mystery, A Memory of Muskets, is set at Old World, in the surrounding area, and at German Fest in Milwaukee.

On Saturday, October 15th, Kathleen will be greeting visitors and signing her books from Noon to 5 PM in the Old World museum store, which will have copies of her books for sale. This will be the very first opportunity in Southeast Wisconsin to acquire a signed copy of the new mystery!

The store is open to the public without charge. (There is a fee to explore the museum's extensive grounds and buildings, several of which are settings for key scenes in the new and previous books.)

Kathleen is also the author of a non-fiction history book, A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons, beautifully illustrated with photos of Old World Wisconsin taken by Loyd Heath. Copies of this book will also be available.

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

Oct 17th, 2016 (Mon)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Author Program - A Settler's Year - Kiel Public Library - Kiel WI

Join bestselling author Kathleen Ernst on a picturesque illustrated journey through the seasonal exeriences that shaped the lives of early Wisconsin settlers. It's a trip Ernst that navigates well -- as both a former curator at Old World Wisconsin and as author of the Society Press's new Old World photo history book, A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons -- her thirty-second published book.

Kathleen is also the author of the award-winning Old World Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series.

After her program Kathleen will be answering audience questions, giving away door prizes, and signing copies of her books (copies of which will be available for purchase). This presentation begins at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 17th, at the public library in Kiel. This event is free and open to the public.

Kiel Public Library - (920) 894-7122 - 511 3rd Street, Kiel, WI

Oct 24th, 2016 (Mon) -- Oct 31st, 2016 (Mon)
  Writing Retreat - Undisclosed Location

Kathleen will be away during this time, busy writing the 8th book in her Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series, due out in 2017. 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 12th, 2016 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Author Visit - Tribeca Gallery Cafe & Books - Watertown WI

Kathleen will be at Tribeca meeting readers and talking about her Chloe Ellefson adult mysteries -- including the just released seventh book, A Memory of Muskets, which is partially set in Watertown!

She will also be talking about her nineteen American Girl children's books, and her non-fiction Wisconsin history book A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons

A number of Kathleen's thirty-four books will be available for purchase and she will be signing copies. The event runs from 10 AM to Noon on Saturday, November 12th, and is free and open to the public.

Tribeca Gallery Cafe & Books - (920) 206-2885 - 401 East Main Street, Watertown, WI

Nov 16th, 2016 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Mystery Authors Talk and Signing - Boswell Book Company - Milwaukee WI

Authors Kathleen Ernst and Patricia Skalka will be talking about their newest Wisconsin-based mysteries in an evening event co-sponsored by Boswell Books and Crimespree Magazine.

Kathleen will focus on A Memory of Muskets, her seventh Chloe Ellefson traditional mystery book for adults and mature teens. The story is set in 1983 at Old World Wisconsin near Eagle in Waukesha County -- with a murder at Milwaukee's German Fest -- and includes an historical thread involving German immigrants who settle in the Watertown/Palmyra area during the American Civil War.

Patricia will be speaking about Death in Cold Water, the third novel in her hard-boiled Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery series. 

The conversation starts at 7 PM, Wednesday, November 16th, and is free and open to the public.

Boswell Book Company - (414) 332-1181 - 2559 North Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI