This past weekend Madelon stopped in at the American Girl store in Tyson’s Corner (Washington DC) for a special event they were having with Caroline author, Kathleen Ernst. She was kind enough to share some photos with us, too!

Kathleen Ernst

AG Tyson’s had a special celebration for Caroline this past weekend. At first we were serenaded by a group of young people singing patriotic songs. After that Kathleen Ernst arrived to meet her fans and sign books. While signing our books, Ms. Ernst answered a few questions for me. She told me that she was given the time period the doll lived in and creative control over the story lines. The writing process took three and a half years. She said a Caroline mystery will come out in the Spring.

Author Kathleen Ernst

And she is also working on another secret project for American Girl – how exciting!

American Girl Caroline poster

We were each given a Caroline poster and bookmark.

The back of the bookmark had more information on Kathleen Ernst and her accomplishments.

Ms. Ernst gave out her own bookmark, as well. The Caroline celebration was a wonderful experience.

Thanks Madelon for sharing these photos! I wish we would have made a stop at Tyson’s on Sunday – we were pretty close by!