Eight Books in Eight Months

My 9th Chloe Ellefson mystery will soon zip off to my publisher, and I’m already planning the 10th! That’s a milestone, and it seems like a good time to take a look back. My husband (AKA Mr. Ernst) and I have decided to do just that this year, with some treats along the way for readers.

Here’s how “Eight Books in Eight Months” will work.

Every month, from January through August, I’ll feature one Chloe Ellefson mystery here on Sites & Stories. I’ll start by posting  a reminder about the next book to be featured. I hope you’ll read along!

The second week, I’ll look back at my process for approaching the book, share insights about the topics and places covered, and prompt some discussion. We’ll see how Chloe and Roelke have evolved over time, both individually and as a couple.

Mr. Ernst always helps me with research, and every third week he’ll post about some of the interesting tidbits he’s discovered—many of which didn’t make it into the stories.

And every fourth week, we’ll give away copies of the featured book.

Many of you have told me you started the series in the middle, or read the books out of order. This is a great time to go back to the beginning and follow, or revisit, the adventures.

So dust off your copy of the first Chloe Ellefson mystery, Old World Murder. Happy reading!

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10 Responses to “Eight Books in Eight Months”

  1. Kathleen Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful plan! Always love to hear about the process of bringing a story from idea to print, and it is good to look back on how far you’ve come and the great deal of work put in to achieve all you’ve accomplished. Congratulations!

  2. Arletta Dawdy's Blog Says:

    What a fabulous idea, Mr and Mrs E! Looking forward to following along on this journey.

  3. Rachel Cooperman Says:

    Neat ideas? Are you at liberty yet to say where #9 takes place? 💖💖💖

    • Kathleen Ernst Says:

      Rachel, my deadline for #9 is the end of this month. After it’s off to the publisher I’ll make the announcement! I can say it’s a new site for Chloe to explore, and features a new (to the series) ethnic group. More soon!

  4. Jill Nisbet Says:

    Sounds like fun. What a wonderful lead up to book 9. Can’t wait to see the location and the new cover. They are beautiful!

  5. Wendy Greve Says:

    Old World was my favorite -probably because I had been to the site – which I also love. Looking forward to the next book.

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