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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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Apr 9th, 2019 (Tue)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Author Program - The Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Waupun Public Library - Waupun WI

Photo of Waupun Public Library in Waupun Wisconsin.Meet Kathleen Ernst, bestselling author of the award-winning Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson mystery series 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 nine 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, The Lacemaker's Secret, which is set in the Kingdom of Belgium, the Belgian-American communities of southern Door County, and at Green Bay's Heritage Hill State Historical Park.

Kathleen will also share how her years working 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.

And Kathleen will reveal details about her tenth Chloe mystery, which comes out this September.

This hour-long program starts at 6:30 PM, Friday, April 9th. Admission is free and open to the public, thanks to the Friends of Waupun Library. 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 popular The Larry Meiller Show discussing her Chloe books, one of which was read by Jim Fleming on WPR's long-running 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 for educational television, six Council for Wisconsin Writers book awards, the 2018 Sterling North Legacy Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, and nominations for an Edgar Allan Poe and multiple Agatha Christie mystery awards.

To date readers have purchased over 1.75 million audio, ebook, and printed copies of Kathleen's 37 published books.

Waupun Public Library - (920) 324-7925 - 123 South Forest Street, Waupun, WI

Apr 11th, 2019 (Thu)
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  Author Program - The Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Belleville Public Library - Belleville WI

Logo of the Belleville Public Library in Belleville Wisconsin.Meet Kathleen Ernst, bestselling author of the award-winning Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson mystery series 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 nine 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, The Lacemaker's Secret, which is set in the Kingdom of Belgium, the Belgian-American communities of southern Door County, and at Green Bay's Heritage Hill State Historical Park.

Kathleen will also share how her years working 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.

And Kathleen will reveal details about her tenth Chloe mystery, which comes out this September.

This hour-long program starts at 6:30 PM, Thursday, April 11th. Admission is free and open to the public, thanks to the generousity of the Friends of the Belleville Public Library. 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 popular The Larry Meiller Show discussing her Chloe books, one of which was read by Jim Fleming on WPR's long-running 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 for educational television, six Council for Wisconsin Writers book awards, the 2018 Sterling North Legacy Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, and nominations for an Edgar Allan Poe and multiple Agatha Christie mystery awards.

To date readers have purchased over 1.75 million audio, ebook, and printed copies of Kathleen's 37 published books.

Belleville Public Library - (608) 424-1812 - 130 South Vine Street, Belleville, WI

Apr 23rd, 2019 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Author Program - The Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Hampton Historical Society - Hampton IL

Quad Cities Chloe Ellefson Mysteries Program graphic.Meet Kathleen Ernst, bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson mystery series 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 nine 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, The Lacemaker's Secret, which is set in the Kingdom of Belgium, the Belgian-American communities of southern Door County, and at Green Bay's Heritage Hill State Historical Park.

Kathleen will also reveal details about her tenth Chloe mystery, which comes out this September.

And Kathleen will share how her years working at Old World Wisconsin influenced her Chloe character, how her research into police work helped shape Roelke, and how she crafts their stories.

This free, hour-long public event is co-sponsored by the Hampton Historical Society, the Center for Belgian Culture in Moline, and the Midwest Writing Center in Rock Island. Kathleen's program begins at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 23rd, at the Hampton United Methodist Church.

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 for educational television, six Council for Wisconsin Writers book awards, the 2018 Sterling North Legacy Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, and nominations for an Edgar Allan Poe and multiple Agatha Christie mystery awards.

To date readers have purchased over 1.75 million audio, ebook, and printed copies of Kathleen's 37 published books.

Hampton Methodist Church - 400 2nd Avenue, Hampton, IL

May 11th, 2019 (Sat)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Major Achievement Award Ceremony - Council for Wisconsin Writers - Milwaukee WI

The Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee Wisconsin.

The Council For Wisconsin Writers has named Kathleen winner of their 2019 Major Achievement Award honoring the work of a Wisconsin writer who deserves special recognition for their literary merit.

Past winners of the Major Achievement Award include such noted Wisconsin writers as Jerry AppsNorbert BleiJane HamiltonKevin Henkes, and John Nichols

In previous years the Council has individually honored two of Kathleen's Chloe Ellefson adult mystery novels, The Heirloom Murders and Mining For Justice (Midnight Ink), and five of her children’s books:  Meet Caroline (American Girl), Hearts of Stone (Dutton), Betrayal at Cross Creek (Pleasant Company), and Retreat From Gettysburg and Ghosts of Vicksburg (White Mane).

The Major Achievement Award comes on the heels of Kathleen winning the Sterling North Legacy Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature, and being named a Notable Author by the Wisconsin Library Association.

Kathleen will be receive her award at the Council's annual banquet on Saturday, May 11th, at the Wisconsin Club in Milwaukee. The event is open to the public, but requires the prior purchase of a ticket. Details and purchasing deadline can be found on the Council's website.

Council For Wisconsin Writers 

May 13th, 2019 (Mon) -- May 15th, 2019 (Wed)
  Non-Public Writing Program - Undisclosed Location

Kathleen will be away from home and office from May 13th through the 15th.

While she is away, business inquiries can be directed to her husband and business partner Scott (AKA "Mr. Ernst") who will be manning the home office daily.

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

May 28th, 2019 (Tue) -- Jun 4th, 2019 (Tue)
  Writing Retreat - Undisclosed location

Upper Peninsula of Michigan map graphic.

Kathleen and her feline muse Eliza Jane will be away at an undisclosed location in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, from May 28th through June 4th, working on a new manuscript.

While they are away, business inquiries can be directed to her husband and business partner Scott (AKA "Mr. Ernst") who will be manning the home office daily.

 

 

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

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