Brenda Chapman

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I'm an Ottawa author with 18 published novels in the mystery genre, both adult and YA. I am currently writing two adult mystery series: The Stonechild and Rouleau police procedurals from Dundurn include Cold Mourning (2014), which was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for crime novel of the year, Butterfly Kills, Tumbled Graves, Shallow End and Bleeding Darkness. Turning Secrets, 6th in the series, will be released spring 2019.

The Anna Sweet mysteries are novellas from Grass Roots Press for adult literacy or those wanting a quick read. My Sister's Keeper and No Trace were both shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis award and The Hard Fall and No Trace were shortlisted for the Golden Oak award.

Previous published fiction includes: the Jennifer B
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Settling Into October

Good Saturday morning.

It was a busy week. I got in a bit of writing but am taking my time writing the ending to the manuscript, doing a bit of research, pondering how to pull everything together. All this to say, I still have some work to do before the first draft is finished but I believe it's heading in a good direction.

The new website construction has taken up a lot of time. I've been pulling m Read more of this blog post »
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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/


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!


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


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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. :-)


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

Brenda


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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Brenda.


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