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.

Programs

 
The links below provide direct access to program details.

Chloe Ellefson Mysteries

Hanneke Bauer Historical Mysteries

Immigrant Poems 1830-1930

Wisconsin Pioneer Life

Pioneer Wisconsin Foodways

 



CHLOE ELLEFSON

Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites Mysteries:  The Stories Behind the Stories

 

Chloe Ellefson Mystery books written by bestselling author Kathleen Ernst.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.

 

 

 



HANNEKE BAUER

Hanneke Bauer Historical Mysteries:  The Stories Behind the Stories

 

Sepia photo portrait of unknown woman by unknown photographer.Audience: Adults and teens who enjoy traditional mysteries (i.e., those without explicit sex, violence, or gore).

Synopsis: This richly illustrated programprovides 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.

 



 

 

IMMIGRANT POEMS

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


Audience:  Adults and teems.Nlack and white photo portrait of and unknown woman by an unknown photographer.

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

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

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

 

 

 

 



WISCONSIN PIONEER LIFE

A Settler's Year – Pioneer Life Through The Seasons

 

Color photo of a man in 1800s clothing driving a horse-drawn farm implement. Photo taken by Loyd Heath at Old World Wisconsin and used with permission.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.
 

 

 




PIONEER WISCONSIN FOODWAYS

Asparagus and Barley Groats:  Pioneer Wisconsin Foodways

 

Photo of interpreter cooking food over a wood fire at Old World Wisconsin.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.

 

 

 

Scheduling: Program commitments are typically made on a first come basis.

Contact: To send a message to Kathleen about this program, its scheduling, and the costs involved, click HERE.