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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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Oct 2nd, 2019 (Wed)
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  Author Program - Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Sons of Norway Idun Lodge - Madison WI

Sons of Norway Idun Lodge in Madison Wisconsin logo

Meet Kathleen Ernst, bestselling author of the multiple award-winning, Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson Mystery series written for adults and mature teens who enjoy traditional mysteries without explicit sex, violence, or gore. 

This will be the first showing in Madison for Kathleen's richly illustrated program taking readers 'behind the scenes' of her just released tenth Chloe mystery, Fiddling With Fate. It begins and concludes in Chloe's hometown of Stoughton, with the rest of the story taking place during the previous two centuries in the Hardanger region of Norway.

As a special treat, the program will include a live performance of Hardanger fiddle music.

Kathleen will also talk about the people, places, and the past that inspired her to write the now ten books featuring museum curator (and reluctant sleuth) Chloe Ellefson and her police officer boyfriend Roelke McKenna. And she will share how her years at Old World Wisconsin influenced her Chloe character, how her research into police work helped shape Roelke, and how she researches and writes their stories.

This free, hour-long, public event on Wednesday, October 2nd will begin at 7:30 PM following a meeting of Madison's Sons of Norway Idun Lodge. Afterward her program Kathleen will answer audience questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase).

Idun Lodge - Trinity Lutheran Church, 1904 Winnebago St, Madison, WI

Oct 5th, 2019 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Signing Books Where Chloe Works - Old World Wisconsin - near Eagle WI

Old World Wisconsin logo.

Meet bestselling author Kathleen Ernst, creator of the multiple award-winning, Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson mysteries featuring protagonists Chloe—a reluctant sleuth who works at Old World—and her romantic partner Roelke McKenna—a cop in the Village of Eagle.

Kathleen will be signing her new, tenth Chloe book, Fiddling With Fate. It begins and concludes in Chloe's hometown of Stoughton WI, with most of the story taking place during the previous two centuries in the beautiful Hardanger region of Norway.

On Saturday, October 5th, Kathleen will be greeting visitors and signing her Chloe books from Noon to 5 PM in the Old World museum store. Copies of all her Chloe mysteries will be available for purchase, as well as her non-fiction history book, A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons, which is illustrated with beautiful photos of Old World Wisconsin taken by Loyd Heath.

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 earlier Chloe Ellefson mysteries.)

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

Oct 8th, 2019 (Tue)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  Author Program - Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Fox Cities Book Festival - Kaukauna WI

Fox Cities 2019 Book Festival logo

Meet Kathleen Ernst, bestselling author of the multiple award-winning, Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson Mystery series written for adults and mature teens who enjoy traditional mysteries without explicit sex, violence, or gore. 

This will be the first showing in the Fox Valley of Kathleen's richly illustrated program taking readers 'behind the scenes' of her just released tenth Chloe mystery, Fiddling With Fate. The story begins and ends in Wisconsin and features Chloe and Roelke visiting Norway - home of her ancestors.

Kathleen will also talk about the people, places, and the past that inspired her to write the now ten books featuring museum curator (and reluctant sleuth) Chloe Ellefson and her police officer boyfriend Roelke McKenna. And she will share how her years at Old World Wisconsin influenced her Chloe character, how her research into police work helped shape Roelke, and how she researches and writes their stories.

This free, hour-long, public event is sponsored by the Fox Cities Book Festival. Kathleen's program begins at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, October 8th, at the Kaukauna Public Library. Afterwards Kathleen will answer audience questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase).

Fox Cities Book Festival - Kaukauna Public Library, 207 Thilmany Rd #200, Kaukauna, WI

Oct 12th, 2019 (Sat)
  Author Program - Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Pendarvis Historic Site - Mineral Point WI

Photo of the Pendarvis State Historic Site sign in Mineral Point Wisconsin

Meet Kathleen Ernst, bestselling author of the multiple award-winning, Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson Mystery series written for adults and mature teens who enjoy traditional mysteries without explicit sex, violence, or gore. 

This will be the first showing in Mineral Point of Kathleen's newly revised, richly illustrated program that takes readers 'behind the scenes' of her just released tenth Chloe mystery, Fiddling With Fate. This story begins and concludes in Chloe's hometown of Stoughton WI, with most of the book taking place during the previous two centuries in the beautiful Hardanger region of Norway.

Kathleen will also talk about the people, places, and the past that inspired her to write the now ten books featuring museum curator (and reluctant sleuth) Chloe Ellefson and her police officer boyfriend Roelke McKenna. And she will share how her years at Old World Wisconsin influenced her Chloe character, how her research into police work helped shape Roelke, and how she researches and writes their stories.

Kathleen is the author of Mining For Justice, the Chloe mystery set at Pendarvis and Mineral Point.

This free, hour-long, public event is on Saturday, October 12th at Pendarvis. Start and end times TBA. After her program Kathleen will answer audience questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase).

Pendarvis Historic Site - (608) 987-2122 - 114 Shake Rag Street, Mineral Point, WI

Oct 19th, 2019 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Author Signing - Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Janke Book Store - Wausau WI

Janke Book Store in Wausau Wisconsin logo

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the multiple award-winning, Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson mystery series, and get signed copies of her Chloe books.

Kathleen will signing her new tenth book in the series, Fiddling With Fate. The story begins and ends in Chloe's hometown of Stoughton WI, with most of it taking place during the previous two centuries in the beautiful Hardanger region of Norway.

This free public signing will run from 11 AM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, October 19th, at Janke's -- the oldest books store in Wisconsin!

Join Kathleen for her first visit to Wausau in many years.

Janke Book Store - (715) 845-9648 - 505 Third Street, Wausau, WI

Oct 20th, 2019 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Author Talk & Signing - Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Reader's Realm Gallery - Montello WI

Photo of Readers Realm Gallery in Montello Wisconsin

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning, Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson mystery series, and get signed copies of her Chloe books.

Kathleen will speak about her new tenth book in the series, Fiddling With Fate. The story begins and ends in Chloe's hometown of Stoughton WI, with most of it taking place during the previous two centuries in the beautiful Hardanger region of Norway.

This free public talk and signing will run from 1-2 PM, Sunday, October 20th.

Kathleen's previous visit to Readers Realm Gallery was in back March when she spoke about The Lacemaker's Secret, her Chloe mystery about the Belgian community in Green Bay and Door County.

Readers Realm Gallery - (608) 297-2200 - 147 East Montello Street, Montello, WI

Oct 24th, 2019 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Author Program - A Settler's Year - Richfield Historical Society - Richfield WI

Logo of the Richfield Historical Society in Richfield Wisconsin

Join bestselling author Kathleen Ernst on a picturesque illustrated journey through the seasonal experiences that shaped the lives of Wisconsin's European and Yankee settlers.

She will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the Richfield Historical Society on Thursday, October 24th, at the Richfield Fire Station Hall.

Her hour-long program begins at 7:00 PM and is free and open to the public.

Kathleen knows this topic well. She worked for twelve years as the Curator of Collections and Interpretation at Old World Wisconsin, and is the author of the non-fiction history book A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Afterwards she will answer audience questions, and sign books (copies will be available for purchase).

Kathleen is a frequent guest on Wisconsin Public Radio's The Larry Meiller Show, and one of her Chloe Ellefson mysteries, A Memory of Muskets, was read by Jim Fleming on WPR's Chapter A Day program. 

Kathleen writes award-winning mysteries, historical fiction, and non-fiction books for adults and young readers. Her work has earned numerous honors, including two lifetime achievement awards, an Emmy for educational television, and an Edgar Allan Poe and multiple Agatha Christie mystery award nominations. To date readers have purchased some 1.8 million copies of Kathleen's thirty-seven published books.

Richfield Historical Society - Richfield Fire Station Hall, 2008 State Road 175, Richfield, WI

Oct 26th, 2019 (Sat)
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Special Fiddling With Fate Celebration - Stoughton WI

Black and white photo by Solveig Lund of a young Norwegian bride in the Norske Folke Museum collection

Chloe was born and raised in the charming town of Stoughton, Wisconsin—where the new, tenth Chloe mystery, Fiddling With Fate, begins and ends. Chloe's backstory, everything that makes her unique, is rooted there. So what could be better than letting Chloe readers explore her heritage with people who are actively working to preserve Stoughton’s history and Norwegian cultural traditions?

To that end Kathleen has partnered with Stoughton's Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge, with help from the Stoughton Historical Society, to create this unique event!

The celebration will begin at 3:00 PM, Saturday, October 26th. Attendees will visit the Society's museum to hear about Stoughton's history, Norwegian settlement, and its role in reviving the folk art of rosemaling (rose painting).

Then at the Mandt Lodge there will be a Norwegian Hardanger Embroidery demonstration, and a live performance of Hardanger fiddle music. Both of these art forms are woven into the heart of the book. Afterwards there's a traditional Cod dinner and Norwegian dessert, and a richly illustrated program by Kathleen about the people, artifacts, and historic sites featured in Fiddling With Fate.

This is a ticketed event for which a $20 per person fee will be charged. Attendance will be limited so that everyone has an enjoyable experience. For details about how to register, click HERE.

Join Kathleen and Mr. Ernst in Stoughton for this very special Chloe Ellefson event!

Sons Of Norway-Mandt Lodge - 317 South Page Street, Stoughton, WI

Dec 7th, 2019 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 AM
  Author Signing - Norwegian Christmas Event - Vesterheim Museum - Decorah IA

Logo of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the multiple award-winning Chloe Ellefson mysteries and get signed copies of her now ten Chloe booksincluding the fourth, Heritage Of Darknesswhich is set at Vesterheim.

Copies of Kathleen's newest Chloe adventure, Fiddling With Fate, will be available. The story begins and concludes in Chloe's hometown of Stoughton WI, with most of the book taking place during the previous two centuries in the Hardanger region of Norway.

This free public signing will run from 1:00 to 4:00 PM, Saturday, December 7th, in the museum's wonderful gift store, during Vesterheim's popular and always delightful Norwegian Christmas Celebration.

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum - (563) 382-9681 - 502 West Water St., Decorah, IA

Dec 14th, 2019 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Author Signing - Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Nordic Nook - Stoughton WI

Photo of the Nordic Nook store in Stoughton WisconsinMeet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the multiple award-winning, Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson mystery series, and get signed copies of her Chloe books.

Kathleen will signing her new tenth book in the series, Fiddling With Fate, which begins and concludes in Chloe's hometown of Stoughton WI, with much of the story set during the previous two centuries in the beautiful Hardanger region of Norway.

This free public signing will run from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, on Saturday, December 14th.

Join Kathleen for her first visit to the Nordic Nook.

Nordic Nook - (608) 877-0848 - 176 West Main Street, Stoughton, WI

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