Kathleen Ernst is a social historian, educator, and bestselling author. Her latest book is Fiddling With Fate, the 10th Chloe Ellefson mystery, featuring a curator employed at Old World Wisconsin. She also wrote A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons, which was selected by the Library of Congress Center For The Book to represent Wisconsin at the National Book Festival, and earned an invitation to speak at the National Archives. Kathleen worked at Old World Wisconsin as curator of interpretation and collections for over a decade.
Kathleen has also written many historical novels for young readers, as well as television scripts, poetry, and essays. The Wisconsin Library Association named Kathleen a “Notable Wisconsin Author” in 2016. Honors for her work also include a Major Achievement Award from the Council For Wisconsin Writers, the Sterling North Legacy Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature, Edgar and Agatha Award nominations, and an Emmy for children’s programming. To date readers have purchased 1.75 million print, audio, and eBook copies of her thirty-seven published books. Visit kathleenernst.com for more information.