May 14th, 2015 (Thu) 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
American Girl Fans Program - Waunakee Public Library
Meet bestselling writer Kathleen Ernst, author of the award-winning books about Caroline Abbott, the newest historical character she created for American Girl. Caroline lived 200 years ago on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. Kathleen will be talking about the nine books (including the newest, (The Smuggler's Secrets: A Caroline Mystery) she has written about her is for readers age 8 and up.
Kathleen's popular illustrated program is aimed at young readers and their parents, guardians, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and collectors. She will be sharing the stories behind the stories of her nineteen American Girl books, including her original History Mysteries and newer Josfina, Kirsten, Kit and Molly mysteries -- as well as what it was like to write the Caroline books.
Afterwards Kathleen will answer questions, pose for photos with the girls, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase). The program starts at 3:30 PM. Girls are invited to bring their dolls -- and there will be a drawing for a free Caroline Abbott American Girl doll!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Chloe Ellefson Program - Waunakee Public Library
Meet bestselling writer Kathleen Ernst, author of the award-winning Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mysteries. This Wisconsin-based series is popular with adults and mature teens who enjoy traditional mysteries (i.e., without explicit sex, violence, or gore).
Kathleen will be doing her lively, illustrated program that takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the experiences and places that inspired Old World Murder, The Heirloom Murders (named Best Fiction Book of 2011 by the Council of Wisconsin Writers), The Light Keeper’s Legacy (winner of the 2013 Lovey Award from Chicago's Love Is Murder conference), Heritage of Darkness, set at the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Tradition of Deceit, set in Milwaukee and Minneapolis, and some 'sneak peek' details about her upcoming release Death On The Prairie.
Kathleen will talk briefly about how her years at Old World Wisconsin influenced Chloe, how her research into police work helped shape Roelke McKenna, and how she went about researching and writing the latest Chloe mystery.
Afterwards Kathleen will answer questions, give away door prizes, and sign her books (copies of which will be available for purchase). This event starts at 7 PM and is free and open to the public.
Waunakee Public Library - (608) 849-7217 - 710 South Street, Waunakee, WI