Kathleen Ernst

Jul 09 | 6:00PM
Kathleen Ernst
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Kathleen Ernst

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About the Book: 

Wisconsin widow Hanneke Bauer, a German immigrant, is a fervent abolitionist.  After yearning to play an active role on the Underground Railroad, she agrees to help shepherd a Negro woman on her journey from slavery to freedom.  Several Railroad conductors have recently been killed in southern Wisconsin, so she is acutely aware of the dangers she faces. Finding the latest victim's body is frightening, but does not deter her.  She soon learns, however, that nothing could have prepared her for the perils waiting along the journey.

Hanneke believes that future Underground Railroad trips are essential...but can she live long enough to make them?


About the Author: 

Kathleen Ernst is a social historian, educator, and bestselling author. Kathleen's forty-three published books encompass mysteries, historical fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. The Hanneke Bauer historical mystery series feature a newly-arrived German immigrant in the 1850s. The Chloe Ellefson Mysteries feature a historic sites curator whose knowledge of the past helps solve contemporary crimes. Kathleen's children's books include twenty titles for American Girl.

Honors for Kathleen's work include multiple Agatha nominations, an Edgar nomination, a Lovey Award for Best Traditional Mystery, the American Heritage Women in the Arts Recognition Award for Literature from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, a Major Achievement Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers, the Sterling North Legacy Award for Children's Literature, and an Emmy Award for Children's Instructional Programming.  Her books have sold 1.9 million audio, eBook, and printed copies to date. Kathleen lives in southern Wisconsin with her husband Scott and feline muse Eliza.

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