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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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Aug 10th, 2019 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Author Program and Signing - Heritage Hill State Park - Green Bay WI

Heritage Hill State Park at Green Bay Wisconsin logo.Join bestselling Wisconsin author Kathleen Ernst at Heritage Hill State Historic Park for their Women's History Celebration in honor of the the 100th Anniversary of Wisconsin ratifying the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.

Kathleen will be at the park Saturday, August 10th, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM talking about the strong, independent, capable women featured in her Chloe Ellefson mysteries, especially the ninth book, The Lacemaker's Secret, set at the Belgian Farm at Heritage Hill and the nearby Belgian-American community in southern Door County.  

Books Signing - 10 AM to Noon - The Belgian Farm - Kathleen will greet readers and explain the major role that the farm plays in her most recent mystery, The Lacemaker's Secret. Copies of the current Chloe Ellefson Mystery books will be available for purchase.

Chloe Ellefson Program - 12:30 to 1:30 PM - Heritage Hill Education Center lower level - Kathleen will take readers 'behind the scenes' to reveal the experiences and places that inspired the soon-to-be ten Chloe Ellefson mysteries, with a special focus on The Lacemaker's Secret.

Books Signing - 1:45 to 4:00 PM - The Belgian Farm - Kathleen will greet readers and explain the major role that the farm plays in her most recent mystery, The Lacemaker's Secret.  Copies of the current Chloe Ellefson Mystery books will be available for purchase.

These events are open to the public.

Heritage Hill State Park - (920) 448-5150 - 2640 S Webster Ave, Green Bay, WI

Aug 17th, 2019 (Sat)
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Author Signing - Fair Isle Books - Washington Island WI

Fair Isle Books on Washington Island Wisconsin logo.

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning, Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series, and get autographed copies of her Chloe stories, including Washington and Rock Island-based The Lightkeeper's Legacy, and The Lacemaker's Secret, set in Green Bay and Door County, Wisconsin.

And ask Kathleen about Chloe #10, Fiddling With Fate, set for release September 8th.

This free public signing will run from 1:00 to 3:00 PM, on Saturday, August 17th.


Fair Isle Books - (920) 847-2565 - 1885 Detroit Harbor Road, Washington Island, WI

Sep 5th, 2019 (Thu)
11:00 AM - 11:40 AM
  Author Interview - The Larry Meiller Show - Wisconsin Public Radio - Ideas Network

Wisconsin Public Radio The Larry Meiller Show logo.

Kathleen will be Larry's guest from 11:00 to 11:40 AM on Thursday, September 5th, discussing and taking calls from listeners about her Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series, and her tenth Chloe book, Fiddling With Fate.

"After her mother's unexpected death, Chloe discovers hidden antiques that hint at family secrets. Determined to find answers, she accepts a consultant job in the Hardanger Fjord region of Norway, her ancestor's homeland.

Chloe's research reveals strong women and the importance of fiddle music in their lives. But folklore warns against "the devil's instrument" and old evils may yet linger among the fjords and mountains. As Chloe fine-tunes her search for the truth, a killer's obsession to stop her builds to a deadly crescendo."

The popular, long-running Larry Meiller Show has an audience of some 100,000 listeners. It is broadcast statewide, and can also be heard in eastern Iowa and Minnesota, and northern Illinois.

HEAR IT LIVE. Larry's show is streamed live over the Internet and broadcast over WPR's Ideas Network (AM 930, 970, and FM 88.1, 88.3, 88.7, 88.9, 89.1, 90.3, 90.7, 90.9, 91.3, 91.7, 91.9, 107.9).

JOIN IN. Listeners are encouraged to contact the show to ask questions and make comments. This can be done via Facebook or Twitter, by email to talk@wpr.org or by calling (800) 642-1234.

LISTEN LATER. After the broadcast the show will be made available on the The Larry Meiller Show archive page for streaming or downloading as a podcast. A copy of the show will also posted for listening to on the Fiddling With Fate book page on Kathleen's website.

Wisconsin Public Radio - (800) 642-1234 - talk@wpr.org

Sep 8th, 2019 (Sun)
  Official Publication Date - Fiddling With Fate - Chloe Ellefson Mystery #10

Partial front cover of Fiddling With Fate the 10th Chloe Ellefson Mystery by bestselling author Kathleen Ernst.

Today is the official publication date for Fiddling With Fate, the tenth book in the popular, Wisconsin-based, award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series.

The story takes place in two time periods. The modern portion is set during May 1984 in Stoughton, Wisconsin and the Hardanger region of Norway. An earlier, historical thread is set also in Norway.

Starting today (if not already) the book will be available in trade paperback and multiple ebook formats from a wide variety of vendors, including Independent bookstores and Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Google Play, Indigo, Kobo, Target, and others.

Sep 10th, 2019 (Tue)
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  Launch Party - Chloe Ellefson Mystery #10 - Mystery To Me Bookstore - Madison WI

Logo of the Mystery To Me bookstore in Madison, Wisconsin.Join bestselling Wisconsin author Kathleen Ernst as she celebrates the release of Fiddling With Fate , the tenth and newest book in her award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series.

Kathleen will be greeting Chloe fans, talking about the new book, and autographing copies from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, September 10th. There will be door prizes, a delicious book-themed dessert -- and live Hardanger fiddle music. 

The event is sponsored by Mystery To Me, Madison's premier mystery bookstore, which will have all the Chloe mysteries available for purchase. This will be the very first opportunity in the Madison area to acquire a signed copy of the new book.

NOTE: The store asks people to pre-register for this event. Make a free reservation by clicking HERE.

Come party with Kathleen as she celebrates the release of her thirty-eight published book! 

Mystery To Me Bookstore - (608) 283-9332 - 1863 Monroe St., Madison, WI 

Sep 11th, 2019 (Wed)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Author Program - The Chloe Ellefson Mysteries - Mandt Sons of Norway Lodge - Stoughton WI

Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge in Stoughton Wisconsin logo

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. 

This will be the first time Kathleen's newly revised, richly illustrated program will take readers 'behind the scenes' of her just released tenth Chloe mystery, Fiddling With Fate, which begins and ends in Stoughton -- Chloe's hometown.

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 begins at 7 PM on Wednesday, September 11th at Stoughton's Sons of Norway Lodge -- where a key scene in Fiddling With Fate is set. Afterwards Kathleen will answer audience questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase).

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

Sep 17th, 2019 (Tue)
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Author Talk & Signing - Books & Company Bookstore - Oconomowoc WI

Logo of Books and Company bookstore in Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the bestselling author of the award-winning, Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series, and get autographed copies of her Chloe books -- including the tenth and newest, Fiddling With Fate.

This free public talk and signing will run from 7-8 PM, Tuesday, September 17th.

 

 


Books & Company - (262) 567-0106 - 1039 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI

Sep 25th, 2019 (Wed) -- Sep 28th, 2019 (Sat)
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  Author Talk & Signing - Norske Høstfest Scandinavian Festival - Minto ND

Logo of Norske Hostfest in Minot North Dakota

Meet Kathleen Ernst, bestselling author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries, hear her share 'behind the scenes' details about them, and get autographed copies of the ten Chloe books -- including the newest, Fiddling With Fate, which takes place in Norway!

Kathleen (along with Lauraine Snelling) are the festival's Featured Authors.

On Wednesday the 25th Kathleen will be talking about the Chloe series at the Author's Corner in Helsinki Hall from 11:00 to 11:45 AM.  She will also be meeting readers and signing books (copies will be available for purchase) Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the festival Bookstore.

Norsk Høstfest celebrates Scandinavian culture and heritage of the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Norske Høstfest features world-class entertainment, authentic Scandinavian cuisine, Scandinavian culture on display, handcrafted Norsk merchandise, plus a fine dining establishment lead by guest chefs. This is the 42nd year for Høstfest, which is now North America’s largest Scandinavian festival with 50,000 people attending from all over the world.

Norske Høstfest - (701) 852-2368 - North Dakota State Fairgrounds, 2005 Burdick Expy E, Minot, ND

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