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When I began writing the first Chloe mystery seventeen years ago, squeezing it in between contracted books, I had no idea if a publisher would ever pick it up. Now I'm celebrating the release of Fiddling With Fate , the 10th Chloe Ellefson Mystery! This one is special.
Fiddling With Fate ad in Mystery Scene Magazine September 2019
See our ad in September's Mystery Scene Magazine.
One of the things that makes this journey so rewarding is meeting readers who share my passion for historic places, cultural traditions, and inspiring stories.  
Mr. Ernst and I have scheduled a lot of public events for this fall, including an awesome program planned for Chloe and Roelke fans. We'd love to see (or hear you call in at the first event) in the months ahead!  

Mr. Ernst here. Fiddling is now available through most indie bookstores and major resellers, and some Chloe readers report having received their pre-ordered trade paperback copies!
Digital versions for Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and other ebook apps and readers will be available beginning September 8th.  
And as you will see below, you have lots of opportunities to get a signed copy this fall. Check out these launch events!
The Larry Meiller Show logo.   Sept. 5 - 11 AM - EVERYWHERE
Kathleen will be Larry's guest on Thursday, discussing Fiddling and answering listener questions. Catch it all on WPR's Ideas Radio Network, streaming live over the web, or afterwards as a podcast.    
Mystery To Me bookstore logo.   Sept 10 - 6:30 PM - MADISON WI
Join Kathleen as she greets Chloe fans, talks about Fiddling, and signs copies at this free public event next Tuesday. Enjoy door prizes, Norwegian nibbles, and hear a Hardanger fiddle! To RSVP, click HERE
Sons of Norway Mandt Lodge Stoughton WI logo.   Sept. 11 - 7:30 PM - STOUGHTON WI
Catch Kathleen at this free public event next Thursday to see her new illlustrated program about Fiddling, which begins and ends in Chloe's hometown of Stoughton and features a key scene set at the lodge!  
Books & Company Bookstore logo.   Sept. 17 - 7 PM - OCONOMOWOC WI
Meet Kathleen the following Thursday. She'll speak and answer your questions about Fiddling. Acquire copies of the now ten Chloe mysteries, which she will be happy to sign at this free public event. 
Norske Hostfest logo.   Sept. 25-28 - Daily - MINOT ND
North America's largest Scandinavian festival is honoring Kathleen as its 2019 Featured Author. She will speak about the Chloe series in the Author's Corner at 11 AM Wednesday. I'll be selling and she'll be signing Chloe books 9 AM to 8 PM daily in her booth at the Festival Bookstore. 
That's just September.  
Later this fall Kathleen will also be at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Madison, Old World Wisconsin (where Chloe works) near Eagle, and at the Fox Cities Book Festival in Kaukauna;
And at Pendarvis in Mineral Point, Janke Books in Wausau, Reader's Realm in Montello, the Historical Society in Richfield, Vesterheim in Decorah IA, and the Nordic Nook in Stoughton.  
But wait, there's one more -- and it's unique.  

Kathleen again, to announce a wonderful event for Chloe and Roelke fans.  
Norwegian woman in bridal dress photo by Solveig Lund from Norwegian Folk Museum
Norwegian bride photo by Solveig Lund (Norwegian Folk Museum collection).

As readers know, Chloe was raised in Stoughton, WI. Fiddling begins and ends there. Chloe's backstory, everything that makes her unique, is rooted in that charming town.  
What could be better than exploring her heritage with people actively working to preserve Stoughton's history and cultural traditions?
I've partnered with the Sons of Norway-Mandt Lodge, with help from the Stoughton Historical Society, to plan a very special Fiddling With Fate Celebration on Saturday, October 26th.  
This is a ticketed event and space is limited. To learn more about this program (including how to register) click HERE.

I would not have been able to continue writing the Chloe books without the ongoing support of all you loyal readers. As always, I am very grateful. 
Fiddling With Fate was written for you.
Best regards
P.S. -- I'll send notices about these and future events to readers on my email list, and post details on my Calendar, News page, Facebook Author page and Sites And Stories Blog
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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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Kathleen's work has earned numerous honors, including two lifetime writing achievement awards, an Emmy for educational television, and an Edgar Allan Poe and multiple Agatha Christie mystery award nominations.   
To date nearly 1.8 million audio, ebook, and print copies of her thirty-eight published books have been purchased.

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