Brenda Chapman




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Brenda Chapman

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I'm an Ottawa author with 14 published novels, including the Jennifer Bannon mysteries for ages 10+, a full length adult murder mystery In Winter's Grip (Dundurn 2010), and a Rapid Reads mystery The Second Wife (Orca 2011), which was shortlisted for a Golden Oak award. Second Chances, a YA novel for ages 13+ was released by Dundurn in September 2012.

I am currently writing two adult mystery series: The Stonechild and Rouleau police procedurals from Dundurn include Cold Mourning (2014) and Butterfly Kills (Jan. 2015).

The Anna Sweet mysteries are novellas from Grass Roots Press for adult literacy or those wanting a quick read. My Sister's Keeper and The Hard Fall were both released in 2013. To Keep a Secret was published in September 2014 and
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Cold Mourning: A Stonechild...
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The Second Wife
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In Winter's Grip
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Second Chances
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Cold Mourning - Part 1
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Getting into the writing rhythm this week. I've given myself a daily word count and have achieved it, now out of necessity. I received a contract in the mail from Dundurn earlier this week for four more Stonechild and Rouleau mysteries with deadlines over the next few years. The manuscript that I'm working on now is due September 1st, a mere four months and change away. So, picking up my pace.

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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Brenda.


Brenda Chapman Hi Simon - my pleasure. Great to follow your writing career.

Brenda


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Simon Brenda wrote: "Hi Simon - my pleasure. Great to follow your writing career.

Brenda"


I didn't know it had become a career. :-)


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Beth Thanks, Brenda, for sending a friend request to this fellow Goodreads mystery author!


Brenda Chapman Beth wrote: "Thanks, Brenda, for sending a friend request to this fellow Goodreads mystery author!"

Hi Beth - good to meet you on Goodreads!


Brenda Chapman Author Leanne Dyck interviews me today on her blog and asks about how I started writing and my inspiration. You can read the post at:

http://sweatercursed.blogspot.ca/


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