by Kathleen Ernst
I wrote my first novel for adults when I was fifteen. It was not very good, of course, but I knew I’d discovered what I wanted to do.
Twenty years and ten or twelve novels later, I sold a book. It happened to be a young adult novel. One thing led to another in the juvenile/teen world. With the exception of a nonfiction book for adults, all of my published books have been written for young readers.
I love writing for children and teens, and don’t plan to give it up. Still, it’s awfully nice to sit down at the grownup table, thirty-five years after writing that first manuscript! I had a blast writing Old World Murder, am hard at work on book 2 in the series, and have ideas for more bouncing around in my head.
I am enormously grateful to all the readers who make it possible for me to do what I love.
I’ve got a blog tour set up for the month of October. Sure, I hope to spread a little buzz about the book. But I’ll also be giving a book away at each stop—winner’s choice of Old World Murder or something from my backlist. It’s a small way of saying thank you to some of the wonderful people who love mysteries, and take the time to keep in touch online. I hope you’ll drop in. You might get lucky!
I already have.
Blog Tour Schedule
10/2 – Creating Characters Readers Care About – Three Essential Traits
Poe’s Deadly Daughters
10/4 – Recipe For Promotion – Are You Missing An Ingredient?
Visual Arts Junction
10/5 – Writing For Grownups, Writing For Kids
Creatures & Crooks
10/6 – Planting Seeds, Growing a Series
The Cozy Chicks
10/7 – Reenacting For Novelists
Mary E. Trimble’s Blog
10/8 – Handwork
Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers
10/11 – Start Your Mystery With A Bang!
Mystery Writing Is Murder
10/12 – Interview
Beth Groundwater’s Blog
10/13 – Harpers Ferry – People, Past, Place
10/15 – Chloe’s Maple Blueberry Cake
10/17 – Ethnic Eating
Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen
10/19 – Have You Got What It Takes To Write A Mystery?
Heidi Thomas’s Blog
10/20 – Revisiting My Past
Women Only Over Fifty
10/22 – Culture Clash
Thoughts In Progress
10/25 – Chloe & Me – Writing From Real Life
Lori’s Reading Corner
10/26 – Of Prairies and Plots
Walking Nature Home
10/27 – Interview
Patty Jager’s Blog
10/28 – Creating a Cop
Mystery Book News
10/29 – Theme To Be Announced