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I'm an Ottawa author with ten 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 (coming 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 will be published in Septem...more


Have you noticed lately how fast the weeks speed by? I'm not ready for autumn...pretty sure we missed a chunk of summer. All of a sudden, it's dark when I get up for work in the morning - it was just a few weeks ago that I was putting on my sunglasses before heading out to catch the bus at quarter to seven. Soon I'll need a flashlight.

I was thinking this week how great it is to get unexpected e... Read more of this blog post »
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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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My Sister's Keeper
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Running Scared
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Cold Mourning - Part 1
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message 1: by Simon

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. :-)


message 4: by Beth

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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