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Perfect Books Signing – Saturday March 7

Saturday, March 7 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., I’ll be signing copies of Butterfly Kills and Cold Mourning at Perfect Books  at 258A Elgin Street, Ottawa. 

Perfect Books Signing 8 june 19.2014

Signing Regina Chapters – February 20, 2015

Drop by the Regina Chapters, Southland Mall, 2625 Gordon Road on Friday, February 20 between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. for a signed copy of Butterfly Kills. I’ll be in the store and look forward to meeting you if you’re in the area.

Moose Jaw Literacy Network Visit – February 18

I’ll be visiting adult learners at the Moose Jaw Literacy Network on Wednesday morning, February 18. You can read more about this organization in the Moose Jaw Times Herald article.

Photography By Christine,

Photography By Christine,

Butterfly Kills Ottawa Launch – February 8th 2-4 pm Whispers Pub

Everyone is welcome to join me in raising a glass to celebrate the launch of Butterfly Kills, the 2nd in the Stonechild and Rouleau police procedural series.

When: Sunday, February 8th from 2-4 pm

Where: Whispers Pub, 249 Richmond Road (at Tweedsmuir)

Books of Beechwood will attend with books for sale!


CCW Christmas Dinner

Capital Crime Writers is holding their annual Christmas dinner on Wednesday, December 10th  at Tavola restaurant in the Merivale Market Mall. I’ve been invited to be the guest of honour and this year will be interviewed by my good friend and fellow author Mary Jane Maffini. Did I mention we have a good time when we’re together?  Here we are laughing on a panel at Bloody Words in Toronto in 2010.

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Mystery Cafe – Wednesday, October 15

I’ll be taking part in a  great nevening of readings, interviews and music on Wednesday, October 15 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  at the Grounded Coffeehouse and Kitchen, 100 Gloucester Street in Ottawa. Join me and fellow crime writers Mary Jane Maffini and Barbara Fradkin with MC Mike Martin for what promises to be a most entertaining time.

This event is being held in conjunction with the Ottawa International Writers Festival.

Admission is free, but for reservations, call Grounded at 613-567-1234. Info:

Toronto International Book Fair – November 15

November 15 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. - I’ll be appearing at Inspire: Toronto International Book Fair on a panel of five Dundurn authors. A book signing will follow from 6:30-7:00 p.m.

INSPIRE! The Toronto International Book Fair will be part exhibition, part market and part cultural festival, celebrating reading in all forms and embracing all facets of the book trade. It will be a place for readers to connect with those who write and produce the books they love—to learn, explore and be entertained, in all print, digital and convergence formats and activations.”

Classic Theatre Festival – August 30

Along with Ottawa crime writer Thomas Curran, I’ll be appearing at the  Classic Theatre Festival  in Perth, Ontario on Saturday, August 30 before the evening showing of Dial M for Murder. We’ll read from out latest books before the show, and Capital Crime Writers will have copies for sale.

My Sister’s Keeper Shortlisted for Arthur Ellis Award

I’m thrilled that My Sister’s Keeper, the first in the Anna Sweet mysteries from Grass Roots Press, has been shortlisted for a Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award in the best novella category. The Arthur Ellis banquet takes place in Toronto on June 5th.

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Deeply atmospheric and tightly plotted, Cold Mourning is Chapman’s sharpest mystery yet.” ― C.B. Forrest, author of the Charlie McKelvey mysteries

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