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In my previous newsletter, I alluded to a surprise project. I'm excited to announce my first book of poetry, my second release of 2021 (with one more to come), and my fortieth book! 

Front cover image of Balancing poetry collection by Kathleen Ernst. 

If you've enjoyed the Chloe Ellefson Mysteries or my non-fiction A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons, I think you'll like this collection as well. Here's the scoop: 
"The poems in Balancing were inspired by the experiences of women who, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, sought new homes in the Upper Midwest. Few women recorded their struggles and satisfactions, but by juxtaposing research and imagination, Kathleen Ernst breathes new life into their forgotten stories."  
Balancing will be released on July 1st by Little Creek Press.
"The lucky reader who takes the time to be with these poems can't help but be riveted and spiritually enlarged by Kathleen's work." 
--Andrea Potos, author of the Marrow of Summer and Mothershell  


Please join me for the virtual launch party!
I'll share a few of the poems, and the stories that inspired them. Celebrated poet Andrea Potos will have some questions for me as well. 
The party begins at 7 PM Thursday, July 1st, 2021. My beloved local independent bookstore, Mystery To Me, will host. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required.   
I will be happy to sign and personalize a copy of Balancing when you pre-order it through Mystery To Me.
I've been reading immigrant accounts for almost forty years. These poems were inspired by details and moments that touched my heart. I hope they touch yours as well. 
Warm Regards,
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Bestselling author Kathleen Ernst writes award-winning mysteries, and historical fiction and non-fiction for adults and young readers.  
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Over the years Kathleen's work has earned many honors, including an Emmy for Educational TV, a Daughters of the American Revolution National Award for Literature, a Major Achievement Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, the Sterling North Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, plus Edgar Allan Poe and multiple Agatha Christie mystery award nominations . . . and more.
To date 1.8 million audio, ebook, and print copies have been sold of her soon-to-be 40 published books. For details, click HERE.
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