Kathleen invites you to listen live and call-in to with questions and comments. Attendees will visit the Society's museum to hear about Stoughton's history, Norwegian settlement, and its role in reviving the folk art of rosemaling rose painting. Then at the Mandt Lodge there will be a Norwegian Hardanger Embroidery demonstration, and a live performance of Hardanger fiddle music. Both of these art forms are woven into the heart of the book. Afterwards there's a traditional Cod dinner and Norwegian dessert, and a richly illustrated program by Kathleen about the people, artifacts, and historic sites featured in Fiddling With Fate.
For details about how to register, click HERE. The Nook ebook version will be released September 8th. Click on these links to pre-order from Amazon or Books-A-Million. The Kindle ebook version will be released September 8th. Kathleen will be giving a program about her Chloe Ellefson mysteries , and signing copies—including the newest, Fiddling With Fate , which is set in Norway.
Posted August 25, September 8th is the official release date for print and ebook versioons, including for the Kindle. Ernst and muse Eliza Jane are keeping the home office humming. Check with your favorite store to see if they have it too. NOTE: As of the time this was posted, the big chains were still taking pre-orders for September delivery. Copies will be available for purchase. Kathleen is returning to one of her favorite places—Washington Island WI. The official release date for this, the 10th Chloe mystery, is September 8th.
Links to local and national booksellers offering print and ebook copies can be found HERE. One entry per person, please. The winner's names will be posted the following day on her Facebook and blog pages. Good luck everyone! Copies of the nine Chloe books will be available for purchase.
Heritage of Darkness is also available for the Kindle and other e-readers. Order your copy now. Links to indie bookstores and online booksellers offering trade paperback and ebook copies can be found HERE. Beverly's laudatory two-page illustrated review appears in the Summer issue of The Bulletin, a publication of the International Organization of Lace. And if your schedule permits, stop by the Belgian Heritage Center in Namur. Check their website for hours.
Thanks to Chloe reader Mary Beth for sharing this link. Both the historical narrative and the mystery are detailed and have enough believable plot twists to hold my interest and keep me engaged. I always learn something new about history and am inspired to visit the historical sites and locations in the book. If you like historical fiction and cozy mysteries, you will love this series. Ernst and Kathleen's feline muse Eliza Jane remain at home, eagerly awaiting her safe return this coming Monday.
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I'm getting many ideas for places I want to visit from your books when I retire. I've spent many enjoyable nights and weekend days reading your Chloe Ellefson Mystery series from my local public library. Be one of the first to get a copy! Kathleen's next mystery, Fiddling With Fate , begins and ends in Stoughton, and features Chloe and Roelke visiting Norway to study Hardanger fiddle music and folk dancing and to discover her ancestors. The list of awards for her writing across these different genres is longer than some people's list of publications—including, among others, seven different first-place and honorable mention awards from our own Council for Wisconsin Writers—and an Emmy.
The accomplishments already listed would be enough, but there is more, and the fact that there is still more to her list of achievements—in and of itself—is perhaps the keystone slipping into place to lock in her case as the winner of this year's award.
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This latest installment in the Chloe Ellefson series checks all the boxes -- an historical mystery that spans two centuries, a contemporary mystery that marries heart-stopping adventure with a quest for secret identities and family heirlooms, a setting so vivid that it becomes one of the most haunting characters in the story, and the continuation of a love story that has not only survived the test of time but has flourished. It can be ordered now as a trade paperback and for Kindle and other e-readers.
The Center is part museum, part library, and part gathering place. Kathleen describes it as "a wonderful tribute to local Belgian heritage. Posted April 26, Kathleen will also answer audience questions, award door prizes, and sign books copies will be available for purchase. As of today, all is on-track for the story's release this September 8th in trade paperback and multiple ebook formats.
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And Kathleen will answer audience questions, award door prizes, and sign books copies will be available for purchase. The winners will be chosen at random and announced the next day—here and on her Facebook and blog pages! Door prizes and a book signing copies will be available for purchase round out this hour-long event that begins shortly after PM, Sunday, March 17th, at the Ukrainian Center in Palatine IL. Door prizes and a book signing copies will be available round out this hour-long event that begins at AM, Friday, March 8th, at the W.
One of the joys of being an author is hearing from readers, and Kathleen is very conscientious about replying to the messages she gets. Thank you. Posted January 6, Who Cares! Kathleen was delighted to talk with so many new and long-time readers, including a goodly number that she was meeting for the first time. It was one more example of why she says "Chloe fans are the very best.
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I highly recommend this series, whether you are a fan of historical writing or not. I recommend they be read in order because it enriches the reading experience, but you could read them out of order if you wanted. Ernst skillfully weaves the relevant backstory into the current plotline in such a way that you can keep up and not feel lost.
This free, public event takes place in the museum's gift shop. Kathleen worked at 'Old World' and her experiences there serve as the basis for Chloe, who also works there. To aid you, download the free Locations Guides that can be found by folllowing the book links above. NOTE: Access to Old World requires purchase of a ticket or a membership in the Wisconsin Historical Society membership, but you can stop into the gift shop without charge.
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Posted October 5, You can listen in by clicking on the right-facing arrow below. Your browser does not support the audio element. Catch Chloe in Kaukauna - This Tuesday. That was the attitude of a steady stream of Chloe Ellefson mystery fans who stopped by Old World Wisconsin yesterday to meet Kathleen, buy copies of the new tenth book, Fiddling With Fate , and get them signed.
This week's favorite reader review of the Chloe Ellefson mystery series was posted by D. Kathleen Talks Fiddling and Writing. Posted October 3, Three local Hardanger fiddle players performed last night as part of Kathleen's special "Norwegian" version of her popular Chloe Ellefson mysteries presentation. Kathleen's new Chloe Ellefson book, Fiddling With Fate , continues to has been flying off the shelves since its release in early September.
This will be the first showing in Madison of Kathleen's new, richly illustrated program taking readers 'behind the scenes' of Fiddling With Fate , her just released tenth Chloe Ellefson mystery. The book opens and closes in Chloe's hometown of Stoughton; the rest taking place in the beautiful Hardanger region of Norway. Posted October 2, Kirkpatrick on amazon. Rich images of Wisconsin and Norway and a mystery across the years and miles.
Chloe and Roelke come alive by nearly dying. Holy toboggans I love this book! Then enjoy her newly revised illustrated program of the Chloe Ellefson mystery series—with special focus on Fiddling With Fate. Afterwards Kathleen will sign her now ten Chloe mysteries all of which will be available from Pendarvis. Advance registration and purchase of a ticket are required.
All proceeds go to Pendarvis. For more about the event, and how to register and buy tickets, click HERE. The fifth story in Kathleen's Chloe Ellefson mystery series is set in Milwaukee and Minneapolis during the early s and includes an historical thread about Polish immigrants in and the s. Posted October 1, Kathleen's new Chloe Ellefson book, Fiddling With Fate , has been flying off the shelves since its release in early September.
Posted September 23, This week's favorite reader review of the tenth Chloe mystery, Fiddling With Fate , was posted by tl on amazon. I have read them all. The writing style is well written and easy to read. The author is so descriptive that you really feel like you are there. I like the way the author moves between generations and then pulls everything together at the end. Everytime I say this is the best book, but I think by far, seriously, this was the best book in the series. Read the interview by clicking HERE.
Posted September 22, This will be the first showing in Madison for Kathleen's new, richly illustrated program taking readers 'behind the scenes' of Fiddling With Fate , her just released tenth Chloe Ellefson mystery.