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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Did you hear my champagne cork pop this past Tuesday? I finished my novella manuscript and sent it off to the publisher Grass Roots Press. I now await their feedback. Such a lovely feeling when you think this is enough tinkering and send the book on its way. This one is tentatively called Close to Home. I like this story and how the series ends and am hopeful that it will be well received. I've... 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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