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Authors for Indies Day – Saturday, April 30

As part of the Authors for Indies Day, I will be appearing at Books on Beechwood on Saturday, April 30 between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. A terrific sampling of local authors will be at the store all day long, sharing books that we read and recommend, and on hand to talk about our writing. Plan to stop by Books on Beechwood or another independent bookstore in your community to show your support.

books on beechwood


Signing at Coles Carlingwood – Saturday, April 23

Saturday, April 23 between 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. I will be signing Tumbled Graves at Coles Carlingwood. Come by and get your copy!

TG launch signing book


Appearing at the Ottawa Writers Fest – April 17

I’m so thrilled to be part of the panel entitled Scene of the Crime at this spring’s Ottawa International Writers Fest. Linwood Barclay, Joy Fielding and John Lawton are also on the panel, which will be moderated by Barbara Fradkin. The date is Sunday, April 17 at 8:30 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral on Sparks Street. You can find more information and order tickets at the Writers Fest website. I hope to see you there!

Cumberland event

Tumbled Graves Ottawa Book Launch – Sunday, April 3

All are welcome to attend the Tumbled Graves launch at Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Road, on Sunday, April 3 between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. Books on Beechwood will be on hand with copies for purchase.

I hope to see you there!

Tumbled Graves Release: February 2016

Tumbled Graves , 3rd in the Stonechild and Rouleau police procedural series is available for pre-order.

Brenda Chapman knows her way around a mystery. Tightly written and cleverly plotted, Tumbled Graves begins with the disappearance of a mother and child. The book drives toward the surprise ending with a fine storyteller at the wheel. I highly recommend the series. Chapman is an author to watch.

Anne Hillerman, bestselling author of the Leaphorn and Chee series

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Carlingwood Book Signing – October 3

I’ll be signing copies of Cold Mourning and Butterfly Kills at Coles,

Carlingwood Shopping Centre (Ottawa)

Saturday, October 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Classic Theatre Festival – Appearing August 15

Saturday Night Special!

Ottawa crime writer Peggy Blair and I will be reading from our work at the Classic Theatre Festival in Perth, Ontario on Saturday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. in advance of the play Wait Until Dark.

The Saturday Night Specials are co-sponsored by Capital Crime Writers and Backbeat Books and Music.


Book Signing Indigo Barrhaven – Saturday, June 13

I’ll be signing copies of both YA and adult mysteries on Saturday, June 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Indigo Barrhaven at RioCan Marketplace, 125 RioCan Avenue, Unit #N1,

Prose in the Park – Saturday, June 6

Join us on Saturday, June 6 between 11:00 a.m. and 6 p.m. for Prose in the Park, the first major open air literary festival/book fair in the Nation’s Capital. The event will be held in the park next to the Parkdale Market – an amazing line-up of 79 moderators, panelists, special event authors and authors reading at the open-mic stage.

Between 3:30 and 4:30, I’ll be on the panel “With Criminal Intent” with crime authors Barbara Fradkin, R.J. Harlick, Vicki Delany, Dave Whellams and Linda Wiken.  Come find out what Ottawa crime writers have been up to and who is next on the hit list!

Over 100 authors and publishers will be selling directly to the public hundreds of fine works of fiction and non-fiction.

Prose in the Park is free and everyone is welcome – an event definitely not to be missed.

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