My Blog Posts


I started my blog, Sites and Stories, to celebrate historic sites - the stories they tell, the stories they inspire. My posts often provide behind-the-scenes glimpses of the people, places and the past featured in my books. I also write posts as a guest on other blogs, usually about facets of my Chloe Ellefson adult mysteries. There’s a lot here - have fun exploring!


Below are excerpts and links to the 2022 posts on my Sites and Stories blog and my guest posts on other blogs. Enjoy!


Norway Trip Update

  Bestselling author Kathleen Ernst writing her tenth Chloe Ellefson mystery Fiddling With Fate overlooking the Hardaanger fjord at Utne Norway. "After much discussion, both practical and emotional, the planning team for the Fiddling With Fate-themed tour to Norway has decided to postpone “Folk Art, Fjords, and Fiddles” until spring 2023. The same mid-May Syttende Mai timeframe will be in place.

We are so proud of the itinerary and protective of this carefully curated, once-in-a-lifetime experience that we don’t want COVID-19 concerns hampering the trip. Norway implements strict protocols, and we imagined time-wasting, forced quarantines, last minute destination reservation reversals—or even a trip cancellation.

Please join me and my friends at the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society, who are sponsoring the trip, in taking this extra year to dream even more about what’s to come!" more>>.

Posted January 17, 2022 on the Sites and Stories blog.