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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 30th, 2017 (Mon) -- Nov 6th, 2017 (Mon)
  Writing Retreat - Chloe Ellefson Mystery #9 - Undisclosed Location

Gone Writing fall foliage graphic created by Scott Meeker.Kathleen and her writing companion Sophie the Feline Super-Muse will be away during this time, busy working at an undisclosed location on the as-yet-unnamed ninth book (due out fall 2018) in her Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series.

During this time inquiries can be directed to Scott (AKA Mr. Ernst), husband and business partner, who will be manning the home office daily.

Fly fingers, fly Kathleen! 

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

Nov 8th, 2017 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Author Program - Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Middleton Public Library - Middleton WI

Color photo of the Middleton Wisconsin Public Library sign.Local bestselling author Kathleen Ernst returns to the Middleton Public Library to discuss her newest Chloe Ellefson mystery, Mining For Justice, which is set at the Pendarvis historic site in Mineral Point, WI.

This is the eighth story in the series, and her thirty-sixth published book.

Kathleen's richly illustrated program will take the audience 'behind the scenes' to reveal the people, places, and the past that inspired her to write the popular Wisconsin-based series, with emphasis on the new book.

Kathleen will also talk about how her years at Old World Wisconsin influenced the character of museum curator (and reluctant sleuth) Chloe Ellefson, how her research into police work helped shape Chloe's love interest, officer Roelke McKenna, and how she researches and writes the Chloe books.

The program begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 8th, at the library, and is free and open to the public. Afterwards Kathleen will answer questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase). NOTE: The library is requiring people to pre-register for this event by clicking HERE.

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

Kathleen writes mysteries as well as historical fiction and non-fiction for adults and young readers. Her work has earned numerous honors, including an Emmy, a Chicago LOVEY Best Traditional Mystery Award, and an Anne Powers Prize for Best Fiction Book from the Council for Wisconsin Writers. To date readers have purchased over 1.7 million copies of Kathleen's thirty-six published books.

Middleton Public Library - (608) 831-5564 - 7425 Hubbard St., Middleton, WI

Nov 16th, 2017 (Thu)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Author Program - Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Platteville WI

Platteville Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums logo.

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

Kathleen's lively, richly-illustrated program will take readers 'behind the scenes' to reveal the people, places, and the past that inspired her to write the now eight books featuring museum curator (and reluctant sleuth) Chloe Ellefson and her police officer boyfriend Roelke McKenna. Her presentation will include details about her newest Chloe mystery, Mining For Justice, which is set in Mineral Point.

Kathleen will also talk about 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.

NOTE:  Kathleen worked with the Platteville museum's staff while researching her new book.

This hour-long program starts at 7 PM, Thursday, November 16th, at the Platteville Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums, and is free and open to the public. Afterwards Kathleen will answer questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase).

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

In addition to mysteries, Kathleen writes historical fiction and non-fiction for adults and young readers. Her work has earned numerous honors, including an Emmy, a LOVEY Best Traditional Mystery Award, an Anne Powers Prize for Best Fiction Book from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, and nominations for an Edgar Allan Poe and multiple Agatha Christie mystery awards. To date readers have purchased over 1.7 million copies of Kathleen's thirty-six published books.

Platteville Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums - (608) 348-3301 - 405 East Main St., Platteville, WI.

Dec 2nd, 2017 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Author Signing - Mining For Justice - Vesterheim Museum - Decorah IA

Logo of Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries and get an autographed copy of any of her eight Chloe books, including Heritage of Darkness, (set in Decorah at Vesterheim), and the newest, Mining For Justice, set in Mineral Point, WI.

The signing will run from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, December 2nd, in the museum's wonderful gift store, during Vesterheim's popular and always delightful Norwegian Christmas event.

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

Dec 10th, 2017 (Sun) -- Dec 15th, 2017 (Fri)
  Writing Retreat - Chloe Ellefson Mystery #9 - Undisclosed Location

Gone Writing graphic featuring snow covered tree branches. Graphic by Scott Meeker.Kathleen will be away this week working on the manuscript for the nineth book in her popular, award-winning Chloe Ellefson mystery series.

This as yet untitled story is under contract to Midnight Ink Books for publication in the fall of 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

Jan 8th, 2018 (Mon) -- Jan 13th, 2018 (Sat)
  Writing Retreat - Chloe Ellefson Mystery #9 - Undisclosed Location

Gone Writing graphic featuring snow covered tree branches. Graphic by Scott Meeker.Kathleen will be away this week working on the manuscript for the nineth book in her popular, award-winning Chloe Ellefson mystery series.

This as yet untitled story is under contract to Midnight Ink Books for publication in the fall of 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

Jan 24th, 2018 (Wed)
4:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Author Program - Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - L.D. Fargo Public Library - Lake Mills WI

Color photo of the L.D. Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.

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

Kathleen's lively, richly-illustrated program will take readers 'behind the scenes' to reveal the people, places, and the past that inspired her to write the now eight books featuring museum curator (and reluctant sleuth) Chloe Ellefson and her police officer boyfriend Roelke McKenna.

Her presentation will include details about her newest Chloe mystery, Mining For Justice, which is set in Mineral Point, WI. Kathleen will also talk about 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 hour-long program starts at 4 PM, Wednesday, January 24th, at the .L.D. Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills, and is free and open to the public. Afterwards Kathleen will answer questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase).

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

In addition to mysteries, Kathleen writes historical fiction and non-fiction for adults and young readers. Her work has earned numerous honors, including an Emmy, a LOVEY Best Traditional Mystery Award, an Anne Powers Prize for Best Fiction Book from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, and nominations for an Edgar Allan Poe and multiple Agatha Christie mystery awards. To date readers have purchased over 1.7 million copies of Kathleen's thirty-six published books.

NOTE:  Kathleen will be staying at the library to take part in a potluck after which she will present her "Asparagus and Barley Groats: Wisconsin's Pioneer Foodways" program for adults and mature teens (see event listing below).

L.D. Fargo Public Library - (920) 648-2166 - 120 East Madison Street, Lake Mills, WI

Jan 24th, 2018 (Wed)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Author Program - Wisconsin Pioneer Foodways - L.D. Fargo Public Library - Lake Mills WI

Color photo of the L.D. Fargo Public Library in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.Meet bestselling author Kathleen Ernst and enjoy her popular illustrated “Asparagus and Barley Groats: Pioneer Wisconsin Foodways” program starting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 24th.

Kathleen's presentation is based on information she uncovered while doing research for her nonfiction history book A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons (Wisconsin Historical Society Press).

Additional details about her hour-long program will be provided later.

Afterwards Kathleen will answer audience questions, give away door prizes, and sign books (copies of A Settler's Year, and her American Girl books and her Chloe Ellefson mysteries will be available for purchase). Access to this program is free and open to the public.

Kathleen is the author of thirty-six published fiction and non-fiction books for adults and young readers. She has earned an Emmy for her work in children's educational television, and her thirty-six published books have received numerous Wisconsin and national awards. To date readers have purchased over 1.7 million audio, ebook, and printed copies of Kathleen's books.

NOTE:  Kathleen will be at the library this afternoon to present her free, public "American Girl Fans" program (see event listing above).

L.D. Fargo Public Library - (920) 648-2166 - 120 East Madison Street, Lake Mills, WI

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