American Girl is excited to be working once again with this award-winning author!
Kathleen Ernst brings to life the world of Caroline Abbott™—a brave, adventurous girl who lives through the War of 1812. Her stories will inspire girls to listen to both their minds and their hearts when facing difficult choices. While writing these stories, Kathleen explored Caroline’s hometown of Sackets Harbor, New York, right on the shore of Lake Ontario; and the Kingston area in Canada.
Kathleen’s passion for writing started early in life. As a teen, she worked in a library and dreamed of one day seeing her own books on the shelf. She has now published more than 20 novels—including several of the American Girl Mysteries. Kathleen lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Trouble at Fort La Pointe
2001 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee—Best Juvenile Mystery
Whistler in the Dark
2002 Agatha Award Nominee—Best Children’s/Young Adult Mystery
2002 WILLA Women Writing the West Literary Award Honor Book
Betrayal at Cross Creek
A Summer 2004 Children’s Book Sense Pick
Disney Adventure Magazine Best Historical Fiction of 2004 Nominee
2004 Agatha Award Nominee—Best Children’s/Young Adult Mystery
2005 Arthur Tofte Juvenile Fiction Book Award, Wisconsin Council of Writers
2006 Scottish Heritage Service Award
Danger at the Zoo: A Kit Mystery
2005 Agatha Award Nominee—Best Children’s/Young Adult Mystery