Kathleen Ernst, of Middleton, Wisconsin, has spent 30-plus years exploring and writing about heritage and traditions. She spent 12 years as an interpreter and curator at Old World Wisconsin, an outdoor ethnic museum, and another decade developing and scripting instructional programs for public television. Kathleen is the author of 33 books, including the Chloe Ellefson Historic Sites mystery series for adults, and many historical novels for young readers. She has written two non-fiction books, including A Settler’s Year: Pioneer Life Through The Seasons, which was selected to represent Wisconsin at the National Book Festival. Her poetry has appeared in a number of publications. She has taught writing at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Mount Mary College, Vesterheim, and many conferences and workshops.