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Programs

Author's Note

I've been making presentations to audiences of all ages for over forty years. I love meeting and talking with readers!

At this time, I am primarily scheduling virtual programs. Due to a convergence of book deadlines, my availability is limited.

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Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites Mysteries:  The Stories Behind the Stories

Audience: Adults and mature teens who enjoy traditional mysteries (i.e., those without explicit sex, violence, or gore).

Synopsis: This lively, richly illustrated program takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the real-life experiences and historic places that inspired the now eleven books in her award-winning Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson series, including the most recent story, The Weaver's Revenge.

 The hour-long program includes time for Q&A.

A collection of 8 book covers of the Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites Mysteries

Hanneke Bauer Historical Mysteries:  The Stories Behind the Stories

Audience: Adults and teens who enjoy traditional mysteries (i.e., those without explicit sex, violence, or gore).

Synopsis: This richly illustrated program provides an illustrated tour of Hanneke Bauer's world: Wisconsin's Pomeranian community near Watertown in 1855. This presentation features the first book in the series, Lies Of Omission, with hints about what's to come.

The hour-long program includes time for Q&A.

photograph of Hanneke Bauer

Balancing:  Poems of the Female Immigrant Experience in the Upper Midwest, 1830-1930

Audience:  Adults and teens.

Synopsis:  Kathleen will read several of story-poems from Balancing, her published poetry collection, and discuss the powerful research finds that inspired them. 

These accessible poems provide new insight into the challenges and joys of immigrant life.

The hour-long program includes time for Q&A.

Balancing Book Cover

Wisconsin Pioneer Life

Audience: Adults and teens interested in Wisconsin history.

Synopsis: This beautifully illustrated program features material from Kathleen's book A Settler's Year:  Pioneer Life Through The Seasons (Wisconsin Historical Press).

The book was chosen by the Library of Congress Center for the Book to represent Wisconsin at the National Book Festival, and Kathleen presented this program as part of the Noon Lecture Series at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

The hour-long program includes time for Q&A.

Farmer walking behind his horse and plow

Pioneer Wisconsin Foodways

Audience: Adults and families interested in Wisconsin history.

Synopsis: Early European and Yankee immigrants brought diverse food traditions when they settled in Wisconsin. Some dishes quickly disappeared from Wisconsin's culinary landscape, and some are treasured to this day. 

This illustrated program provides an overview of the challenges and satisfactions inherent in feeding a family on the Wisconsin frontier.

The hour-long program includes time for Q&A.

Black Kitchen

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