Emmy Award-winner Kathleen Ernst is the bestselling author of 35 published mysteries, historical fiction, and non-fiction history books for adults and young readers.
Kathleen's new adult book is Mining For Justice, her eighth Chloe Ellefson mystery. It comes out October 8th; order it now from Amazon in trade paperback and Kindle formats.
Unabridged audiobooks of the initial three Chloe mysteries, Old World Murder, The Heirloom Murders, and The Light Keeper's Legacy, can be acquired from Amazon and Audible.
Kathleen's newest American Girl children's historical adventure book is Gunpowder and Tea Cakes, the first new story in years about Felicity and her experiences during the American Revolution. It is Kathleen's twentieth book for American Girl, and available from Amazon as a standalone paperback and as part of the Felicity 3-Book Box Set.
Over the years Kathleen's work has earned numerous honors, including an Emmy, a Society of Midland Authors Children's Fiction Award, a LOVEY Best Traditional Mystery Award, and nominations for the Edgar Allan Poe and multiple Agatha Christie mystery awards. To date, readers have purchased over 1.7 million audio, ebook, and printed copies of her books.
Kathleen has a Masters Degree in History Education and Writing from Antioch University, where her self-designed program focused on nontraditional methods of teaching and learning history, with a special emphasis on historical fiction. She spent over a decade as a Curator of Interpretation and Collections at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin's Old World Wisconsin outdoor museum, a job that provided great material for her novels.
She lives near Madison, Wisconsin with her husband Scott (AKA "Mr. Ernst") and Sophie the feline muse. Some of her greatest pleasures include gardening, learning folk crafts, traveling to research new books, and hearing from readers. To that end, she maintains an extensive website, kathleenernst.com, as well as an author's page on Facebook, facebook.com/kathleenernst.author, and a blog, sitesandstories.wordpress.com.