Thank you for supporting my presentation last Thursday at the beautifully renovated Mineral Point Public Library! It was a cold evening, but everyone who attended gave my husband Scott and me a warm, friendly welcome.
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It was an honor to be in Mineral Point for a week to take part in a special writers' residency program, a lovely collaboration between the Council for Wisconsin Writers (CWW) and the Shake Rag Alley School of Arts & Crafts.

I was able to participate in the residency program because one of my novels, The Heirloom Murders, was awarded the CWW's Powers Prize for best fiction book of the year by a
Wisconsin writer.


Author Kathleen Ernst doing her Chloe Ellefson - Stories Behind the Stories program January 24, 2012 at the Mineral Point WI Public Library.
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The Heirloom Murders is the second of  my Wisconsin-based Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series. The fourth comes out this fall, and I started the fifth one while in Mineral Point!  I found the historic town inspirational.

I invite you to discover more about my Chloe, American Girl and Civil War books by visiting me online at my website, Facebook, blog, Goodreads, LinkedIn, and YouTube pages.

Thank you again for coming to the program. I hope you had as much fun that evening as I did! I look forward to visiting Mineral Point again.

Warm regards,


Kathleen Ernst at Pottawatomie Lighthouse 2012
Kathleen Ernst writes for adults and young readers.
Over the years her work has earned numerous honors, including multiple Edgar and Agatha national mystery award nominations and an Emmy for educational TV.
Kathleen's previous books have together sold over 750,000 copies. With the 2013 release of her fourth  Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery from Midnight Ink, and her seventh Caroline Abbott American Girl book, Kathleen will have twenty-six published books.  

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