Inside the Author’s Studio with Kathleen Ernst

Chloe Ellefson is excited to be learning about Wisconsin’s Cornish immigrants and mining history while on temporary assignment at Pendarvis, a historic site in charming Mineral Point. But when her boyfriend, police officer Roelke McKenna, discovers long-buried human remains in the root cellar of an old Cornish cottage, Chloe reluctantly agrees to mine the historical record for answers. She soon finds herself in the middle of a heated and deadly controversy that threatens to close Pendarvis. While struggling to help the historic site, Chloe must unearth dark secrets, past and present, before a killer comes to bury her.

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Today, Wisconsin author Kathleen Ernst is Inside the Author’s Studio! Welcome, Kathleen!

  1. What is your favorite word?  “Possibility.”  Options are open!
  2. What is your least favorite word?  “Inexorable.”  The finality behind it is depressing.
  3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?  Having the opportunity to tell a story that reflects the lives of people long-gone, people who might otherwise have been forgotten. Exploring the natural landscape. Certain types of music or poetry or art. Creating in ways other than writing—painting, knitting, sewing, etc. Learning new things.
  4. What turns you off?  Unkind people, hypocrisy, noisy or crowded environments.
  5. What is your favorite curse word?  I don’t know that I have one!
  6. What sound or noise do you love?  A good choir, birdsong, raindrops hitting leaves, purring cats, children laughing, dulcimer music.
  7. What sound or noise do you hate?  Shouting, traffic sounds, discordant music, smoke alarms.
  8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?  I’d work for the national park service.
  9. What profession would you not like to do?  Oh my, so many!  I’m no good at math, so not accounting or banking.
  10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?  “Come on in!”

Enter to win a print copy of Mining for Justice!

Mining for Justice (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery)
by Kathleen Ernst

Mining for Justice (A Chloe Ellefson Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
8th in Series
Midnight Ink (October 8, 2017)
Paperback: 384 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0738753348

About The Author
Kathleen Ernst is a social historian, educator, and author. Her Chloe Ellefson mysteries reflect the decade she spent as a curator at a large outdoor museum, and feature historic sites in the Upper Midwest. Library Journal says, “Ernst keeps getting better with each entry in this fascinating series.” Kathleen has also written many mysteries for young readers. Honors for her work include a LOVEY Award and Agatha and Edgar nominations. Kathleen lives and writes in Wisconsin.


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