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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.

Cold Mourning Shortlisted for Arthur Ellis Award

On April 23, 2015, Crime Writers of Canada announced that Cold Mourning is shortlisted for the 2014 best Canadian crime novel. All of the categories and nominees can be found on the CWC website and in the CBC news article.

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Arthur Ellis Shortlist Event – April 23

Stop in at Chapters Rideau (Ottawa) on Thursday, April 23 between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. for an entertaining evening with some of Ottawa’s finest crime writers. We’ve been paired off to interview each other – Mike Martin and I will be trying to extract secrets from each other while other authors in the hot seat include: Linda Wiken, Mary Jane Maffini, Vick Delany and R.J. Halick.

Toward nine o-clock, Crime Writers of Canada will announce the Arthur Ellis shortlist and Capital Crime Writers will announce the Audrey Jessup short story contest shortlist.

An evening of books and mystery…all welcome!

Bitten By Books Giveaway and Author Chat – Tuesday, March 17

I will be the guest author on Bitten by Books author chat on Tuesday, March 17 – Noon Mountain time or 3:00 p.m. Eastern. You can pre-register at the following link and will be eligible for prizes. You can also check in and ask me questions about writing, books…life. Should be fun and I hope you can take part!

CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide except where noted.
Prize 1: A $25.00 Amazon Gift Card
Prize 2: 5 copies of book one Cold Mourning (US and Canada only)

Malice Domestic – May 1 to 3

Rounding up the posse, I’ll be heading to Bethusda Maryland with fellow crime writers Mary Jane Maffini, Linda Wiken and Vicki Delany to attend Malice Domestic from May 1 to 3.

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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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