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Cold Mourning Book Launch – Sunday, March 9

Everyone is welcome to the launch of Cold Mourning the first in my Stonechild and Rouleau police procedural series. Sunday March 9, 2014 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Whispers Pub 249, Richmond Road in Westboro Drop by and join in the celebration! Books on Beechwood will be on hand with books for purchase.

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Left Coast Crime – March 20-23, 2014

Most excited to be attending my first Left Coast Crime mystery conference in Monterey California from March 20-23.  You should plan on being there too!

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Book Signing McNally Robinson Winnipeg – Thursday, December 5

I’ll be signing copies of In Winter’s Grip and Second Chances on Thursday, December 5 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. in McNally Robinson, Winnipeg. Brenda Chapman — Book Signing Thursday Dec 05 2013 6:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park by the Cash Desk Signing In Winter’s Grip (Dundurn Press). After her mothers suicide, Maja Cleary turned […]

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Winnipeg Public Library – Literacy Event – Wednesday, December 4

I will be appearing at the Winnipeg Public Library, Carol Shields Auditorium, 251 Donald Street, on Wednesday, December 4 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. to speak to adult learners about the Anna Sweet mysteries. Details are in the attached poster.      

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Meet the Authors Event with Alan Cumyn – November 19, 2013

Local celebrated author Alan Cumyn and I will be presenting our books to adult learners and literacy groups at the Ottawa Carleton Distric School Board’s Continuing Education School, 440 Albert St., Room C210 on Tuesday, November 19 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  

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Mystery Maven Canada Review – the Anna Sweet Mysteries

Linda Wiken, who writes for Berkley Prime Crime under the pseudonym Erika Chase, reviews My Sister’s Keeper and The Hard Fall, the first two releases in the Anna Sweet Mystery Series from Grass Roots Press: “These novellas are the perfect length for that wait at the dentist’s office, that short plane ride or just a […]

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The Hard Fall – Coming September 2013

The Hard Fall, second in the Anna Sweet series from Grass Roots Press, will be published this September along with My Sister’s Keeper. Two great little mysteries!    

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Cold Mourning Release March 1, 2014

Durndurn will be publishing Cold Mourning early in 2014. This is the first in a police procedural series and is set in the frozen streets of Ottawa just before Christmas. Here is the first advance review: “Deeply atmospheric and tightly plotted, Cold Mourning is Chapman’s sharpest mystery yet. In Kala Stonechild we meet a damaged, […]

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My Sister’s Keeper Coming September 2013 from Grass Roots Press

Anna Sweet, ex-cop turned waitress, is bar hopping her way across the U.S.A. But a middle-of-the-night phone call to Anna’s hotel room in Texas is about to end her life on the road. Her sister Cheri’s brakes failed, and she’s lying banged up in an Ottawa hospital. Cheri warns that unless Anna comes right home, […]

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Second Chances – Midwest Book Review

The Midwest Book Review calls Second Chances ‘an enticing read’: “With adulthood on the horizon, many teenaged women embrace the coming changes in their own ways. “Second Chances” is a coming of age drama, telling the story of Darlene as she faces a summer with her corruptive cousin Elizabeth, as they face the chaotic times […]

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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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