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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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Mar 1st, 2019 (Fri)
  Chloe Ellefson Mystery #10 - Manuscript Submission Deadline

Photo fo bestselling author Kathleen Ernst at the Hardanger Fjord in Norway.Today is the deadline for Kathleen to turn in the manuscript for her tenth Chloe Ellefson mystery to publisher Midnight Ink Books.

Kathleen plans to begin revealing details of the new story beginning this month.

The book will be published in trade paperback and multiple ebook formats.

The official release date is September 8, 2019.

 

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

Mar 8th, 2019 (Fri)
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Author Program - The Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - W.J. Niederkorn Public Library - Port Washington WI

Port Washington WI Adult Senior Center 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 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 1983 at Green Bay's Heritage Hill State Historical Park and the Belgian-American communities of southern Door County, WI. 

The book also includes an historic thread that starts in 1848 in the Kingdom of Belgium, and continues from 1854 through 1919 in Door County. The historic story focuses on the struggles of a Belgian lacemaker and her family to survive cholera, famine, our Civil War, the Great Fire of 1871, and World War I to establish themselves in America.

Kathleen will also 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.

And Kathleen will provide a brief reveal of the tenth Chloe mystery, which comes out in September 2019.

This free public event will be held on Friday, March 8th, at the W.J. Niederkorn Public Library in Port Washington, WI. It begins at 10:00 AM with light refreshments, followed at 10:30 by Kathleen's hour-long presentation. Afterwards Kathleen will answer audience questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase).

This event is co-sponsored by the library and the Port Washington Adult Community Senior Center. 

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.

W.J. Niederkorn Public Library - (262) 284-5031 - 316 W. Grand Avenue, Port Washington, WI

Mar 17th, 2019 (Sun)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Author Program - The Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Skjold Lodge Sons of Norway - Palantine IL

Skjold Lodge Sons of Norway 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 have inspired her to write the now nine books featuring Old World Wisconsin museum curator (and reluctant sleuth) Chloe Ellefson and her police officer boyfriend Roelke McKenna.

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

Her presentation will include a special focus on the Norwegian-American culture and heritage that is featured in the series, together with details about her newest Chloe mystery, The Lacemaker's Secret, set in Wisconsin's Door County, and a brief reveal of the Norway-based tenth Chloe mystery that comes out this September.

This hour-long program starts at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 17th, at the Ukrainian Center in Palatine, 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).

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 bought over 1.75 million audio, ebook, and printed copies of Kathleen's now 37 published books.

Skjold Lodge Sons of Norway - Ukrainian Center, 136 East Illinois Ave., Palantine, IL

Mar 24th, 2019 (Sun)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Author Signing - Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Readers Realm Bookstore - Montello WI

Photo of the Readers Realm bookstore in Montello Wisconsin.Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series, and get an autographed copy of any of her nine Chloe stories, including the newest, The Lacemaker's Secret, set in Green Bay and Door County, Wisconsin.

And ask Kathleen about her next Chloe book, which is set for release this September.

This free public signing will run from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, on Sunday, March 24th.

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

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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