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Kathleen Ernst

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Scranton, PA, The United States
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I grew up in Maryland, in a house full of books! Both of my parents were avid readers, thank goodness. Before we traveled to a new area, my librarian-mom used to bring home historical novels set in that place. It was a great way to get excited about history.

I began writing stories when I was maybe 10 or 11. At 15 I wrote my first novel; I sold my first novel to a publisher 20 years later! Writing was my hobby, so during those two decades I just kept practicing, reading, writing some more. What a thrill to finally hold my first book in my hand! Still, I write because I enjoy the process (at least most of the time).

For years I wrote while working at other day jobs. I spent 12 years working at a huge historic site, which was a perfect spot for
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Congratulations to:Carol Burger,Jacki Evenson,Stephanie Lembke Flessert,Prentiss Garner,KateGraczyk,Marge Kempft,Saralee Larson,Connie Bolick Lee,Anne Reese Marshall, andRhonda Simatic Nall! These ten readerswere chosen at random—from over 500 entries!—to win an Advanced Review Copy of the next Chloe Ellefson mystery, A Memory of Muskets. Huge thanks to all who entered! Read more of this blog post »
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I've loved this series from the beginning, and this may be the best yet. The suspense never lets up, and every time I thought I knew where the plot was going, a twist took things in a different direction. The setting plays an integral role in the sto ...more
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message 2: by Sue T

Sue T I loved Laura Ingalls Wilder as a child, too! A friend mentioned them today and I decided they would definitely be worth a re-read after all these years.


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Sue T Nice to connect with you, too. I'm looking forward to reading your work.


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