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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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Jan 9th, 2017 (Mon) -- Jan 13th, 2017 (Fri)
  Writing Retreat - Chloe #8 - Undisclosed Location

Kathleen will be away during this time, putting the final touches on the manuscript of the 8th book in her Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series, due out in fall 2017. Business inquiries can be directed to Scott (AKA "Mr. Ernst"), her husband and business partner, who will be manning the home office daily.

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

Jan 30th, 2017 (Mon)
  Submission Deadline - Chloe #8

Today is the deadline for Kathleen to turn in her initial draft to publisher Midnight Ink Books of what will be the 8th Chloe Ellefson mystery.

 

Feb 9th, 2017 (Thu)
  Release Date - New American Girl Mystery Book

Today is the official release date for Kathleen's 20th children's historical fiction book for American Girl. Additional details to be released after January 1, 2017.

 

Feb 11th, 2017 (Sat)
  Author Presentation - Chicago Sons of Norway Torske Klub - Des Plaines IL

Founded in 1960, the Chicago Sons of Norway Torske Klub (Cod Club) is comosed of men of Norwegian heritage who have a deep interest in Norway and Norwegian-American history and relationships. The club has invited Kathleen to speak about her popular, award-winning, adult mystery series featuring Norwegian-American museum curator Chloe Ellefson.

Attendance is limited to club members and their invited guests.

Feb 19th, 2017 (Sun) -- Feb 26th, 2017 (Sun)
  Writing Retreat - Chloe #9 - Undisclosed Location

Kathleen will be away during this time, busy starting the 9th book in her Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series, due out in fall 2018. Business inquiries can be directed to Scott (AKA "Mr. Ernst"), her husband and business partner, who will be manning the home office daily.

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

Mar 14th, 2017 (Tue)
  Author Program - A Memory of Muskets - Rock County Civil War Roundtable

This evening Kathleen will be speaking about researching and writing A Memory of Muskets, her seventh and newest book in her Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series. Set in Wisconsin in the 1860's and 1983, the book includes the experiences of newly arrived German immigrants during the American Civil War, and the murder of a modern Civil War reenactor who belongs to a unit that portrays the German 9th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. 

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). The program begins at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 17th.

Beloit Historical Society - (608) 756-2590 - 845 Hackett Street, Beloit, WI

Mar 21st, 2017 (Tue)
  Author Program - Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Sons of Norway Gronnvik Lodge - Green Bay 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 seven 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 (set at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum), Tradition of Deceit, Death On The Prairie,and her newest, A Memory of Muskets

Kathleen will talk briefly about how her years working at Old World Wisconsin influenced the character of museum curator Chloe Ellefson (a Wisconsin-born Norwegian-American), how her research into police work helped shape Chloe's love interest, officer Roelke McKenna, and how she goes about researching and writing the Chloe mysteries.

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 6:30 PM on Tuesday, March 21st and is free and open to the public.

Sons of Norway Gronnvik Lodge - (920) 435-4263 - Location TBA, Green Bay, WI