Monday, March 1, 2010

Greetings



I'm not usually a ditherer. But I must confess to a certain amount of shilly-shallying as I thought about writing my first post for InkSpot. What to say, and how to say it?

Here's the main thing: I am thrilled to join the Midnight Ink authors' club.

I've written fifteen books for the J/YA audience, eight of them mysteries. I already feel at home in the genre, and love hanging out with mystery writers and readers. Still, several people in the biz expressed concern when I mentioned that I was writing an adult mystery. No one seems to mind when an established adult-audience author decides to write a kids' book. Evidently the reverse isn't always accepted as easily.

So I'm doubly grateful to Brian Farrey and everyone at Midnight Ink for picking up Old World Murder. This new series features Chloe Ellefson, curator at a large historic site called Old World Wisconsin. (The photo above show me, working at the same site back in 1982). It's set for publication in October, 2010. And at the risk of sounding unprofessional... yippee!

I'm also grateful to my fellow MI writers, who have extended a warm welcome.

For now, I'll leave it at that. We'll have lots of opportunities to chat. I hope to be around for a long time.

Kathleen Ernst

www.kathleenernst.com
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16 comments:

Shel said...

Hi, Kathleen, nice to meet you :)

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Welcome to the group, Kathleen! I know you're excited about your upcoming release! :)

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Lisa Bork said...

Congratulations on your new series and welcome to Inkspot!

Alan Orloff said...

Welcome to InkSpot, Kathleen! I'm looking forward to meeting you (and panelling with you) at Malice!

G.M. Malliet said...

How much do I love that photo of you?!

I'll make it a point to try to catch your and Alan's panel at Malice.

G.M. Malliet said...

p.s. Tell me what time/day the panel is, please.

Sue Ann Jaffarian said...

Welcome, Kathleen! I'll be seeing you at Malice, too.

And "yippee" isn't unprofessional at all!

Jess Lourey said...

Hi, Kathleen! Welcome. And wear that outfit at booksignings. Seriously. It'll be a great ice breaker, and people will remember.

Keith Raffel said...

Kathleen, Welcome! (So long as you are not a Packers fan.)

Kathleen Ernst said...

Thanks, everyone! I look forward to meeting many of you at Malice.

Beth Groundwater said...

Welcome to the Inkspot "gang", Kathleen!I'm looking forward to seeing you at Malice, too.

Cricket McRae said...

Welcome, Kathleen. And oh, how I love that picture! Looking forward to getting to know you better.

Deborah Sharp said...

Howdy and welcome, Kathleen. And if you wear that Old World outfit, I'll wear my cowgal duds (OK, Maybe I won't). Great theme for a book, though. Looking forward to hearing all about it, and you, at Malice.

Alice Loweecey said...

Welcome and congrats!

Sheila Deeth said...

Nice to meet you, and congratulations.

Kathleen Ernst said...

Thanks again for the warm welcome!

Alan, I think it's great that we're sharing a panel. I believe it's Saturday at 10:30.

Keith, sorry, but of course I'm a Packers fan! (Although I don't exactly follow it all very closely.)

As for the outfit...I think I'd need a new one. Perhaps I will, though! (Although not at Malice.)