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Lies Of Omission - Virtual Program Tonight!

  Logo of Books & Company independent bookstore in Oconomowoc Wisconsin. Kathleen is doing an online-only program about Lies of Omission, sponsored by a second fabulous independent bookstore, Books & Company. The fun starts on Zoom at 7:00 PM, US Central time,  Thursday, December 2nd.

Pre-registration is required for this free event; signup by clicking HERE.

If you purchase Lies Of Omission (or any of her other books that they carry) directly from Books & Company, they will provide you with a personally-signed bookplate from Kathleen.

Posted December 2, 2021.



Launch Party - Tonight!

  Virtual Book Launch graphic for Lies of Ommission by author Kathleen Ernst. Lies of Omission, the first in my new Hanneke Bauer historical fiction mystery series, was released yesterday. Tonight my local independent bookstore, Mystery To Me, will host an online-only celebration of the new book and series starting at 7:00 pm (CST).

Would you enjoy an illustrated program revealing the themes and artifacts that inspired this book? Near or far, you can do so at the launch party.

This event is free, but you must pre-register; click HERE to do so.

Posted December 1, 2021.



Fulfilling Her Promise

  Bestselling author Kathleen Ernst at Mystery To Me bookstore signing pre-ordered copies of her Hanneke Bauer historical mystery Lies Of Omisson. After her interview today with Larry Meiller on WPR, Kathleen stopped by her favorite local independent bookstore in Madison, WI.

She was there to begin fulfilling her promise to personally sign all copies of her newly released Lies Of Omission purchased from Mystery To Me.

To her delight, Kathleen discovered stacks of the book awaiting her signature. It's the kind of challenge writers love to get. Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered those books!

Posted November 30, 2021.



Kathleen and Larry Meiller - Today

  Logo of The Larry Meiller Show on the Wisconsin Public Radio Ideas Network.

Kathleen is celebrating the official release of Lies Of Omission with the popular and always delightful Lary Meiller of Wisconsin Public Radio. 

Join Kathleen and Larry at 11:00 AM Central US time as they discuss and field audience questions and comments about her 2021 books: Lies of Omission, Balancing, and The Weaver's Revenge.

You can listen live by tuning your radio to the local WPR Ideas Network station, or by pointing your browser to WPR's Larry Meiller Show webpage and begin streaming the program by clicking on the Ideas Network link at the top right corner of the page.

 

You can share your questions and comments with Larry and Kathleen by calling 800-642-1234 or sending an email to ideas@wpr.org.

If you miss the broadcast, you can still listen to it by pointing your browser to The Larry Meiller Show archive page, find the program, and click either listen or download.

Posted November 30, 2021.



Lies Of Omission - Now Shipping!

  Front cover of Lies Of Omission the first book in the Hanneke Bauer mystery series by bestselling author Kathleen Ernst. Today is the official release date of Lies Of Omission, the first book in Kathleen's new Hanneke Bauer historical mystery series.

Lies can now be bought as a 260-page trade paperback and downloaded as an eBook for Kindle, Nook, iBook, and Kobo apps and devices.

Posted November 30, 2021.



Lies Of Omission - Pre-Order Now From Amazon

  Amazon logo. You can now pre-order trade paperback and Kindle eBook copies of the first Hanneke Bauer hitorical mystery, Lies Of Omission, from Amazon for shipment and download beginning November 30, 2021.

Posted November 21, 2021.



Lies Of Omission - Pre-Order Now From Apple iTunes

  Apple Books logo. You can now pre-order the first Hanneke Bauer hitorical mystery, Lies Of Omission, as an Apple eBook on iTunes, for download beginning November 30, 2021.

Posted November 20, 2021.

 



Lies Of Omission - Available Now From Rakuten Kobo

  Rakuten Kobo logo. The first Hanneke Bauer hitorical mystery, Lies Of Omission, can now be pre-ordered as a Kobo eBook from Rakuten Kobo for download beginning November 30, 2021.

Posted November 19, 2021.



Lies Of Omission - Now Available From Indie Bookstores

  Indie Bound logo. Trade paperback copies of the first Hanneke Bauer hitorical mystery, Lies Of Omission, can now be pre-ordered from your nearby independent bookstores, for pickup or shipment beginning November 30, 2021.

Posted November 18, 2021.

 



Lies Of Omission - Available Now for Pre-Order

  Barnes & Noble Bookstores logo. Trade paperback and Nook eBook copies of the first Hanneke Bauer hitorical mystery, Lies Of Omission, can now be pre-ordered from Barnes & Noble for shipment and download beginning November 30, 2021.

Posted November 17, 2021.

 



"See Kathleen's Ad..."

  Front cover of Mystery Scene Magazine issue 170. ...for her newest Chloe Ellefson and Hanneke Bauer historical mysteries is on page 43 in the 2021 Gift Guide section of Mystery Scene Magazine.

Posted November 16, 2021.


 



November Newsletter - Follow Me to 1855

  Virtual Book Launch graphic for Lies of Ommission by author Kathleen Ernst. "Lies of Omission, the first in my new Hanneke Bauer historical fiction mystery series, will be published by Level Best Books on November 30.

Would you enjoy an illustrated program revealing the themes and artifacts that inspired the story? Near or far, you can do so at the launch party.

My local independent bookstore, Mystery To Me, will host the online celebration on December 1, 2021, 7:00 pm (CST). This online-only event is free, but pre-registration is required."

Also in the newsletter are details of Kathleen's upcoming events, and her offer to help you find copies of her out-of-print books. To read this issue of her newsletter, click HERE.

Posted November 7, 2021.



Back Home Again in Wisconsin

  Photo of Writer-in-Residence Kathleen Ernst at the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park October 2021. After another solo 1,000 mile drive, Kathleen has reached home after a month serving as Writer-in-Residence at the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park in the beautiful town of Harpers Ferry, WV. You can discover what she saw and did by reading her Sites & Stories blog posts below.

Writer-in-Residence, Week 1
Writer-in-Residence, Week 2
Writer-in-Residence, Week 3
Writer-in-Residence, Week 4

Posted November 5, 2021.



Historical Fiction Writing Workshop

  Logo for an Historic Fiction Writing Workshop by author Kathleen Ernst. This month Kathleen is the Writer-in-Residence at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.

As part of her duties she will twice be providing an online workshop: Writing Into The Past: Crafting Historical Fiction. The first will be held Wednesday, October 20 and then a week later on October 27, 2021. Each runs from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m Eastern Time Zone.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. These workshops are hosted by the Harpers Ferry Park Association. Signup soon!

Posted October 4, 2021.



Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

  Logo of the Hapers Ferry Park Association. After a solo drive of 1,000 miles Kathleen has arrived at the beautiful town of Harpers Ferry at the of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers where West Virginia, Maryland, and Virginia come together.

She is there for the month of October as the Park's Writer-in-Residence, under the National Park Serivce Artist-in-Residence program. Her stay is sponsored by the Harpers Ferry Nationa Historic Park and the Harpers Ferry Park Association.

Watch for posts on Kathleen's Sites & Stories blog about her activities.

Posted September October 1, 2021.



100 Days in Top 1% of US Book Sales

  Front cover of Chloe Ellefson mystery 11 The Weavers Revenge by author Kathleen Ernst from HenschHAUS Press. Pre- and post-release purchases of The Weaver's Revenge have resulted in the trade paperback version having now been ranked in the Top 1% of all US Print Book Sales—out of over 8 million titles tracked—for a running total of one hundred days. (Data source: NPD BookScan.)

The Kindle eBook version is also doing well.

Posted September 28, 2021.



Central Wisconsin Book Festival - Chloe Program

  Central Wisconsin Book Festival 2021 logo. Today Kathleen gave a public, in-person, outdoor program about her eleventh Chloe Ellefson mystery, The Weaver's Revenge, at Robinson Park in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, as part of the Central Wisconsin Book Festival.

Posted September 18, 2021.



September Newsletter - Forty Years in the Making

  Author Kathleen Ernst and barn cats at Schultz farm at Old World Wisconsin 1982. "in 1982, while working as a living history interpreter at Old World Wisconsin, I developed a special affinity for the Schulz Farm. Once owned by Pomeranian immigrants, it had been relocated to the site and restored to its 1860 appearance.

After spending many hours thinking about the first occupants, watching the seasons pass, and learning about traditional domestic activities, I knew I wanted to write a novel about Pomeranian immigrants."

For more about connections between the Schultz Farm and the first book, Lies of Omission, in Kathleen's new Hanneke Bauer mystery series, as well as the latest on her Chloe Ellefson Fiddling With Fate Tour of Norway and other upcoming events, click HERE.

Posted September 12, 2021.



Meet Hanneke Bauer - New Historical Mystery Series

  The woman in this historic image inspired bestselling author Kathleen as she created her Hanneke Bauer character. "I'm so happy to introduce you to the protagonist of my new Hanneke Bauer historical mystery series! The first volume, Lies of Omission, will be published on November 30, 2021 by Level Best Books.

I’ve actually been getting to know Hanneke for a long time." more>>

Posted September 9, 2021.



Food Traditions: Remembering & Writing - Friday Deadline

  Photo of pen notebook and coffee. Precious family stories are often shared around the table, and many involve special recipes themselves. This workshop will help participants recall, record, and celebrate food traditions from their family or community, which will offer writing activities designed to help capture food-related memories.

Kathleen will teach this in-person workshop from 10 AM to 4:00 PM, Saturday, September 11, 2021 in Mineral Point, WI. This event is sponsored by Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts.

Participation is limited to the first 9 people in order to insure a high degree of personal attention from Kathleen. There is a $75 fee. The enrollment deadline is this coming Friday the 3rd. To register, click HERE.

Posted September 1, 2021.



Chloe Ellefson Tour - Hanka Homestead

  Kathleen Ernst at Chloe Ellefson tour of Hanka Finnish Homestead 16Aug2021. A delightful crowd of Kathleen's Chloe readers gathered today for a special, in-person tour of the Hanka Finnish Homestead near Baraga in the Upper Penninsula of Michiganthe setting for the eleventh and newest Chloe Ellefson mystery, The Weaver's Revenge.

The day included well-received presentations by Kathleen and several of the volunteers who restored and now maintain this historic Finnish farm, plus displays by local Finnish-American rag rug weavers, and a spread of delicious homemade Finnish treats to eat!

Posted August 16, 2021.



August Newsletter - Coming Full Circle

  Author Kathleen Ernst signing her Night Riders of Harpers Ferry childrens book 1996. Kathleen is thrilled to announce that she will be the Artist-In-Residence at the Harpers Ferry National Historic Park this October. She signed copies of her first published novel, The Night Riders of Harpers Ferry, at the park in 1996—twenty-five years ago.

Also in the newsletter are details of Kathleen's upcoming events, including her August special in-person guided tour of the Hanka Homestead, the setting for her 11th Chloe mystery, The Weaver's Revenge, and her small group Food Traditions Writing Workshop in September.

You can read the entire newsletter online by clicking HERE.

Posted August 7, 2021.



Washington Island Chloe Signing - Cancelled

  Photo of Fair Isle Books & Gifts store on Washington Island Wisconsin. Kathleen is very sorry to report that her visit to Fair Isle Books & Gifts on Washington Island, scheduled for August 7, has been cancelled due to current conditions.

Kathleen hopes you will support this wonderful independent bookstorewhich also sells fair trade items. The shop is open seasonally; online purchases can be made all year long via Bookshop.org.

Posted August 3, 2021.



Balancing - Now Available in Multiple eBook Formats

  Partial front cover image of Balancing poetry collection by bestselling author Kathleen Ernst. Kathleen's first book of original poems,  Balancing: Poems of the Female Immigrant Experience in the Upper Midwest, 1830-1930, is now available as an eBook for instant download from these vendors:

Amazon
Apple Books

Barnes & Noble
Indigo Canada
Rakuten Kobo

Posted August 2, 2021.



70 Days in Top 1% of US Book Sales

  Front cover of Chloe Ellefson mystery 11 The Weavers Revenge by author Kathleen Ernst from HenschHAUS Press. Pre- and post-release purchases of The Weaver's Revenge have resulted in the trade paperback version having now been ranked in the Top 1% of all US Print Book Sales—out of over 8 million titles tracked—for a running total of seventy days. (Data source: NPD BookScan.)

The Kindle eBook version is also doing well.

Posted August 1, 2021.



Balancing - Now Available on Amazon Kindle

  Partial front cover image of Balancing poetry collection by bestselling author Kathleen Ernst. Kathleen's first book of original poems,  Balancing: Poems of the Female Immigrant Experience in the Upper Midwest, 1830-1930, is now available as a Kindle eBook for instant download from Amazon.

Posted July 15, 2021.

 



Folk Art, Fjords, and Fiddles - 2022

  Still image from Chloe Ellefson Norway Tour video with Bestselling Author Kathleen Ernst. "Let’s try this again! After a pandemic-caused delay, I’m thrilled to announce new dates for the Chloe Ellefson-themed tour of Southern Norway.

When I decided on a Norwegian setting for Fiddling With Fate, the 10th volume in my Chloe Ellefson Mysteries, I chose the area that enchanted me most. In partnership with the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society, I invite you to join me in May, 2022, on a trip to the land of Chloe’s ancestors!"  more>>

Posted July 14, 2021.



60 Days in Top 1% of US Book Sales

  Front Cover of Chloe Ellefson mystery  #11 The Weavers Revenge by Kathleen Ernst and HenschelHAUS Press. Pre- and post-release purchases of The Weaver's Revenge have resulted in the trade paperback version having now been ranked in the Top 1% of all US Print Book Sales—out of over 8 million titles tracked—for a running total of sixty days. (Data source: NPD BookScan.)

The Kindle eBook version is also doing well.

Posted July 13, 2021.



"There was a twist I did not see coming"

  Review of the Week grahic for the 11th Chloe Ellefson mystery The Weavers Revenge by Kathleen Ernst. This week's favorite reader review of the newest Chloe mystery, The Weaver's Revenge, was posted by Jill Nisbet on Kathleen's Sites & Stories blog.

"I just finished this book over the holiday weekend and enjoyed it thoroughly. The pages just flew by as I was torn with trying to slow down and saver. That can wait for rereading I had to know what happened. There was a twist I did not see coming. What courage and sisu people had back then. Thanks for enlightening me with little known historical detail and for Chloe and Roelke becoming more real with each book. Five stars for sure.

Posted July 6, 2021.



50 Days in Top 1% of US Book Sales

  Front cover of Chloe Ellefson Mystery 11 The Weavers Revenge by bestselling author Kathleen Ernst. Pre- and post-release purchases of The Weaver's Revenge have resulted in the trade paperback version having now been ranked in the Top 1% of all US Print Book Sales—out of over 8 million titles tracked—for a running total of fifthy days. (Data source: NPD BookScan.)

The Kindle eBook version is also doing well.

Posted July 2, 2021.



Virtual Launch Party - Tonight!

  Graphic about virtual launch party for Kathleen Ernst first book of poetry Balancing. You are invited to celebrate with Kathleen the release of Balancing: Poems of the Female Immigrant Experience in the Upper Midwest, 1830-1930, her first collection of original poems—and her fortieth published book!

Join Kathleen and fellow poet Andrea Potos (Marrow of Summer and Mothershell) on Thursday, July 1st, at 7:00 PM Central US time. This online-only event is free and open to all, but you must pre-register.

Posted July 1, 2021.



Balancing - Advance Praise

  Review of the Week grahic for Fiddling With Fate by Kathleen Ernst and Midnight Ink. Kathleen's soon-to-be released first book of original poems,  Balancing: Poems of the Female Immigrant Experience in the Upper Midwest, 1830-1930, received this review from Christine DeSmet, author, book coach, and Distinguished Faculty Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

"The word choices in these poems are breathtaking and thought-provoking. I highly recommend this collection for anyone . . . even if you’re not a poetry fan or a history buff.

The poems read like one-page historical stories. Each one evokes a feeling of action, plot, and emotion from heartache to wonder. The order of the poems gives the reader insights into the lives of women from the time they left Europe to their landing in the United States and onward to the hardships of trekking West to the Midwest and building lives from scratch in places with no roads and oftentimes no neighbors and little food.

This is a book I loved getting lost in. I’ll be re-reading it, savoring each poem as I ponder our country’s history and how women shaped it."

Posted June 28, 2021.



June Newsletter - Some Online, Others in Person

  Thumbnail image of June 2021 newsletter of bestselling author Kathleen Ernst. Kathleen's latest e-newsletter focuses on her upcoming public events, including an online writing workshop and the release of her first book of original poems, as well as an in person book signing and the Hanka Farm Tour.

You can read the entire newsletter online by clicking HERE.

Posted June 25, 2021.



Kathleen's 40th Book - Virtual Launch Party!

  Graphic about virtual launch party for Kathleen Ernst first book of poetry Balancing. Kathleen will soon be celebrating the release of Balancing: Poems of the Female Immigrant Experience in the Upper Midwest, 1830-1930.

This is her first book of original poems, the second of three books she will release this year, and her fortieth published book!

Join Kathleen and fellow poet Andrea Potos (Marrow of Summer and Mothershell) on Thursday, July 1st, at 7:00 PM Central US time. This online only event is free and open to all, but you must pre-register.

NOTE:  Kathleen will happily sign print copies of Balancing that are pre-ordered from Mystery To Me, the fabulous indie bookstore that is hosting the launch.

Posted June 23, 2021.



40 Days in Top 1% of US Book Sales

  Front Cover of Chloe Ellefson mystery  #11 The Weavers Revenge by Kathleen Ernst and HenschelHAUS Press. Pre- and post-release purchases of The Weaver's Revenge have resulted in the trade paperback version having now been ranked in the Top 1% of all US Print Book Sales—out of over 8 million titles tracked—for a running total of forty days. (Data source: NPD BookScan.)

The Kindle eBook version is also doing well.

Posted June 21, 2021.



First, Second, Fortieth

  Photo of immigrant woman used with permission of image from the American Museum of Natural History. Kathleen is delighted to announce Balancing: Poems of the Female Immigrant Experience in the Upper Midwest, 1830-1930.

Inspired by the experiences of these women, Kathleen juxtaposes research and imagination to breath new life into their forgotten stories.

This is Kathleen's first book of poetry, her second release this year (with another coming out this fall), and her fortieth published book!

Balancing will be released July 1st from little Creek Press.

Posted June 2, 2021.



25 Days in Top 1% of US Book Sales

  Front Cover of Chloe Ellefson mystery  #11 The Weavers Revenge by Kathleen Ernst and HenschelHAUS Press. Pre- and post-release purchases of The Weaver's Revenge have resulted in the trade paperback version having now been ranked in the Top 1% of all US Print Book Sales—out of over 8 million titles tracked—for a running total of twenty-five days. (Data source: NPD BookScan.)

The Kindle eBook version is also doing well.

Posted June 1, 2021.



"...with an ending I never saw coming."

  Review of the Week graphic for The Weavers Revenge by bestselling author Kathleen Ernst. This week's favorite reader review of the newest Chloe mystery, The Weaver's Revenge, was posted on Goodreads by D Emerson.

"This is another exceptional entry to the Chloe Ellefson saga! As always, the mystery is tightly woven (pun intended!) and blends the past with the present seamlessly with an ending I never saw coming. And as always, I learned a lot about another culture close to my home (and heart)."

Posted May 25, 2021.



The Weaver's Revenge - Read It Now on Kindle

  Amazon Kindle logo The newest Chloe mystery, The Weaver's Revenge, can now be downloaded from Amazon as a Kindle eBook.

Posted May 22, 2021.



The Weaver's Revenge - It's Finally Here!

  Unboxing photo of first copies of Chloe Ellefson mystery 11 The Weavers Revenge by bestselling author Kathleen Ernst. Boxes of The Weaver's Revenge books are arriving at booksellers today!

Stores will begin delivering trade paperback copies to readers tomorrow, Saturday, May 15th -- the official release date.

Kindle eBook downloads will begin next Saturday, May 22nd.

Posted May 14, 2021.



The Weaver's Revenge - Now Available from Bookshop.org

  Bookshop.org logo. Bookshop.org, an online bookstore that financially supports local, independent bookstores, is now offering trade paperback copies of the eleventh and newest Chloe Ellefson mystery, The Weaver's Revenge, for shipment starting May 15, 2021.

You can order your copy from them now by clicking HERE.

Posted May 14, 2021.



The Weaver's Revenge - Now Available from BAM!

  Books A Million logo. Books-A-Million (BAM!) is now offering trade paperback copies of the eleventh and newest Chloe Ellefson mystery, The Weaver's Revenge, for shipment starting May 15, 2021.

You can order your copy now by clicking HERE.

Posted May 14, 2021.



The Weaver's Revenge - Launch Party a Virtual Success!

  Photo of bestselling author Kathleen Ernst at virtual launch party for Chloe Ellefson mystery #11 The Weavers Revenge. Some 200 Chloe Ellefson mystery readers gathered online last night to take part in the official launch party of The Weaver's Revenge.

For those who were unable to attend, the free hour-long program can be streamed by clicking HERE. (You will need to register before watching.)

NOTE:  Kathleen will happily sign and personalize trade paperback copies of Weaver's that are pre-ordered this week from Mystery To Me, the bookstore that hosted the launch.

Posted May 13, 2021.



The Weaver's Revenge - Launch Party!

  Launch party ad for The Weavers Revenge by bestselling author Kathleen Ernst.
You are cordially invited to join Kathleen for the official online launch party of the eleventh Chloe Ellefson mystery, The Weaver's Revenge.
 
This fun event begins Wednesday, May 12th, at 7 PM Central US time.
 
Kathleen will speak, show slides, and answer audience questions about the people, places, and the past that inspired her to write the story.
 
This one-hour party is free, but you must pre-register (those that do will receive from Kathleen several tasty story-related recipes).
 
Kathleen will happily sign and personalize trade paperback copies of Weaver's that are pre-ordered from Mystery To Me, the fabulous indie bookstore that has hosted this and previous Chloe launch parties. NOTE: This event will only be held onlinenot at the store.

Posted May 11, 2021.



The Weaver's Revenge - Pre-order from Barnes & Noble

  Barnes & Noble logo. In addition to HenschelHAUS Three Towers Press, various independent bookstores, and Amazon, you can now pre-order trade paperback copies of the new Chloe Elefson mystery, The Weaver's Revenge, from Barnes & Noble for shipment on May 15, 2021.

A Nook eBook version of this story will be available later.

Posted May 10, 2021.



May Newsletter - Weaver's Revenge Launch Events

  Bestselling author Kathleen Ernst 10 May 2021 newsletter. Kathleen's latest e-newsletter focuses on the launch events for her eleventh Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites Mystery, The Weaver's Revenge.

You can read the entire newsletter online by clicking HERE.

Posted May 10, 2021.



The Weaver's Revenge - Pre-Order from Amazon

  Amazon logo. In addition to publisher HenschelHAUS Three Towers Press and various independent bookstores, you can now pre-order trade paperback copies of the eleventh and newest Chloe Elefson mystery, The Weaver's Revenge, from Amazon for shipment on May 15, 2021.

A Kindle eBook version will be available starting May 22, 2021.

Posted April 26, 2021.



April Newsletter - New Book! New Home!

  Thumbprint of author Kathleen Ernst 14Apl2021 Newsletter. Kathleen's latest e-newsletter focuses on the release of her eleventh Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites Mystery, The Weaver's Revenge.

You can read the entire newsletter online by clicking HERE.

Posted April 14, 2021.



Online Writing Class - Now Filled

  Elegant ink pen writing on paper graphic. Kathleen's her first online class, “Writing Your Family Stories,” is set for this January 19th and 26th. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited to ensure a good experience for the participants. The class is now completely filled.

Watch for details about an additional offering of Kathleen's popular class.

Posted January 15, 2021.



Setting Reveal - The Weaver's Revenge - (Video Posted)

  Chloe Ellefson mystery book #11 The Weavers Revenge front cover. "As series readers know, curator Chloe Ellefson visits different historic sites and museums in each mystery. There’s been a lot of speculation about the setting for the 11th Chloe Ellefson Mystery, The Weaver’s Revenge, which features Finnish heritage.

Over the course of the series I’ve often featured large and/or famous sites. It’s also important to shine some lamplight on lesser-known sites, where a small group of dedicated volunteers is preserving something special.

That’s what I chose to do this time. To view a video introduction to Chloe’s next destination, Michigan’s Hanka Homestead Finnish Museum..." more>>

Posted January 14, 2021.



New Online Writing Class - Registration Open

  Elegant ink pen writing on paper graphic. "I hope you and yours enjoyed a peaceful and safe new year. I also hope the new year brings brighter days for everyone.

One of the things I missed last year was the opportunity to teach writing workshops. So, I’m taking them online. My first offering is “Writing Your Family Stories,” a two-part class this January 19th and 26th. Everyone has stories to tell..." more>>

Posted January 4, 2021.



"...to a different reality"

  Review of the Week grahic for Fiddling With Fate by Kathleen Ernst and Midnight Ink. This week's favorite reader review of the Chloe Ellefson mystery series was sent to Kathleen on Facebook by Kaye.

"Thank YOU for brightening my year with your Chloe Ellefson series incorporating Norwegian history and culture. They took me to a different reality when the one we are living with was too dismal to deal with. Looking forward to more of your brilliant storytelling...."

Posted January 4, 2021.



January Newsletter - Chloe Cover & Online Class Reveal

  Kathleen Ernst 04Jan2021 newsletter thumbnail Kathleen's latest e-newsletter has a New Year theme and features details about her next Chloe Ellefson mystery (#11), her upcoming online writing class, and more. It begins below.

"Welcome, 2021. I hope your new year is off to a safe and peaceful start. I'm not a big fan of New Year's resolutions. Especially this year, with the pandemic still leaving so much beyond our control...."

You can read the entire newsletter online by clicking HERE.

Posted January 4, 2021