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I had a wonderful time yesterday doing my Caroline Abbott American Girl and Chloe Ellefson mysteries programs at the Alice Baker Public Library! Whenever I visit Eagle, I feel as if I've come home.  I have many happy memories of time spent in the village. 

Photo of audience at American Girl Fans program by author Kathleen Ernst at Eagle, WI, public library April 22, 2013. 
Some of the 109 children and adults getting settled in for my American Girl Fans program.
Cover of the award-winning Caroline Abbott book,  
Winner of the Council for Wisconsin Writers' 2013 Children's Literature Award


Program for American Girl Fans 


In my hour-long illustrated program I shared some of the stories behind the stories of the fifteen children's books I've written for the Middleton, WI-based American Girl company.  

Afterwards I answered questions from the girls, and posed for photos with them. And the library gave away a beautiful Caroline Abbott doll!

I was very impressed with the excitement the girls expressed for reading, history, and writing.  I loved meeting families that enjoy sharing books together, and librarians so dedicated to their community's readers.  Kudos to all!

Photo of the audience for the Chloe Ellefson Mysteries program at the Eagle, WI, public library on April 22, 2013. 
Some of the delightful audience of Chloe mystery readers who came to my program. 
Light Keeper's Legacy cover page
LOVEY Award winner
Best Traditional Mystery Chicago Love Is Murder Mystery Conference 
Chloe Ellefson Mysteries Program


I also presented an illustrated, hour-long program about my Chloe series. These books are written for adults and mature teens who enjoy reading traditional mysteries (i.e., those without explicit sex, violence, or gore).  


The series focuses on two main characters, Chloe, a curator at Old World Wisconsin, and Roelke McKenna, an Eagle Police Officer.


I talked about how the stories came about,  discussed key themes, and showed slides of the real places featured in the books. And for the first time ever, I shared a sneak peek at the who, where, when, what (but not how) of the fourth book, which comes out in October.


Writing these mysteries has helped me reconnect with many old friends, and make new friends who share my passion for history and mysteries.  It was a joy to see you all. 


For those who were unable to attend, I hope we can meet at a future event.
Readers like you make it possible for me to do what I love, and I thank you!


Warm regards,

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Bestselling author Kathleen Ernst writes award-winning mysteries and historical fiction 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 programming.

To date, readers have purchased well over 750,000 audio, electronic, and printed copies of her twenty-five books.

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