Here’s what’s currently on Kathleen's calendar. She hopes to see you at one of these upcoming programs.

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Aug 4th, 2018 (Sat)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Chloe Ellefson Mining For Justice Tour & Signing - Pendarvis Historic Site - Mineral Point WI

Cornish stone cottages at Pendarvis Historic Site in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Photo by Scott Meeker. The Pendarvis Historic Site in charming Mineral Point, Wisconsinhas just announced a Chloe Ellefson Mining For Justice Tour starting at 2 PM, Saturday, August 4th.

Pendarvis staff will talk about local Cornish life and history, take you on a tour of the places on site where key scenes in the mystery take place, and show you historic artifacts featured in the book--some rarely on display. 
Afterwards Kathleen will hold a Q&A and sign books, copies of which will be available for purchase. Light refreshments are included.
There's just one catch:  only 20 people can take part.

Tickets are $15 each and are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis, with all proceeds going to support Pendarvis.  Signup online or call Pendarvis at (608) 987-2122.

Act fast. Spread the word. Invite some friends. And when you're in Mineral Point, be sure to eat a Cornish pasty and some figgyhobbin. Chloe and Roelke love them!

Pendarvis Historic Site - (608) 987-2122 - 114 Shakerag St, Mineral Point, WI

Aug 6th, 2018 (Mon) -- Aug 19th, 2018 (Sun)
  Research Trip - Chloe Ellefson Mystery #10 - Undisclosed Location

Image of airplane silhouette. Photographer unknown.Kathleen and 'Mr. Ernst' will be unavailable from August 6th until August 20th conducting research for what will become the as-of-yet unnamed tenth book in the Chloe Ellefson Historical Sites mystery series, which is being developed for release in 2019.

A house sitter will be present at their home, but the office will be closed.

Kathleen Ernst, LLC 

Aug 26th, 2018 (Sun) -- Aug 31st, 2018 (Fri)
  Writing Retreat - Chloe Ellefson Mystery #10 - Undisclosed Location

Gone Writing graphic by Scott Meeker.Kathleen will be away this week working on the manuscript for the tenth 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 2019.

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

Sep 2nd, 2018 (Sun) -- Sep 9th, 2018 (Sun)
  Writing Retreat - Undisclosed Location in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Photo of bestselling author Kathleen Ernst driving by Scott Meeker.Kathleen will be away from September 2nd through the 9th writing the tenth Chloe Elefson mystery, which she is under contract with publisher Midnight Ink Books to deliver for release in fall 2019. 

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

Fly fingers, fly Kathleen! 

Kathleen Ernst, LLC 

Sep 13th, 2018 (Thu)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Author Program - A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons - Fox Lake IL

Photo of the Fox Lake District Library in Fox Lake, Illinois.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 speaking at Fox Lake District Library in Fox Lake, Illinois, on Thursday, September 13th. Kathleen's presentation will begin at 6:00 PM.

It's a trip Ernst that navigates well -- as both a former curator at Old World Wisconsin and as the author of A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons (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 popular The Larry Meiller Show, where she has spoken about A Settler's Year and her Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson mystery series for adults. 

In addition to non-fiction and mysteries, Kathleen writes historical fiction for adults and young readers. Her work has earned numerous honors, including an Emmy, a Children's Literature Award from the Society of Midland Authors, an Anne Powers Prize for Best Fiction Book as well as five Arthur Tofte Juvenile Literature Awards from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, and nominations for an Edgar Allan Poe and four Agatha Christie mystery awards.

To date readers have purchased over 1.7 million copies of Kathleen's thirty-six published books.

Fox Lake District Library - (847) 587-0198 - 255 East Grand Avenue, Fox Lake, IL

Sep 18th, 2018 (Tue) -- Sep 21st, 2018 (Fri)
  Away Looking for Barn Quilts - Shawno County WI

This week Kathleen and her sister Barbara will be up in Shawno County, Wisconsin, driving around looking for barn quilts.

These are large pieces of wood (typically 8 foot square), painted to look like quilt squares, and mounted on the side of a barn.

There are over 300 different quilts decorating barns in Shawno County.

Shawno County Barn Quilt Self-Tours 
- Shawno County Chamber of Commerce, Shawno, WI

Sep 29th, 2018 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Author Signing - Door County Books & Authors Festival - Fish Creek WI

Peninsula Bookman bookstore logo.Kathleen will be meeting the public and signing copies of her latest books at the Saturday, September 29th, Festival of Door County Books & Authors in the lovely resort community of Fish Creek, WI. The Festival is held at The Peninsula Bookman bookstore, and takes place during the popular Inside/Outside Sales Weekend.

Kathleen will be signing her brand new Wisconsin-based adult mystery, The Lacemaker's Secret, which is set in Green Bay and the Belgian communities in southern Door County.

This will be the very first opportunity to acquire a signed copy of this book.

Copies of her eight other Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries will be also be available, including The Light Keeper's Legacy, which is set on Rock and Washington Islands in northern Door County.

The Peninsula Bookman - (920) 868-1467 - 4083 Main Street, Fish Creek, WI.

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