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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