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Kathleen Ernst

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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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American Girl has announced that the Caroline Abbott, the 1812 character I created, will be archived. While I am, of course, disappointed with the decision to retire Caroline, I am grateful to haveamazing and wonderful memories. The Caroline books led me to many historic sites in the United States and Canada. Visiting Sackets Harbor, New […] 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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G.M. Malliet has created a marvelous series that pays homage to Agatha Christie, but is also fresh and new. Sometimes funny, always charming, this modern series is set in a small English village with a former spy now serving as vicar--and sometimes s ...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.


message 1: by Sue T

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


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