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Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. The time for get-togethers with family and friends over plates of turkey and pumpkin pie. The leaves are turning making this one of the most gorgeous times of year. I'm pleased to share my brandy-dandy new website ( www.brendachapman.ca ) with you...

Good Saturday morning. It was a busy week. I got in a bit of writing but am taking my time writing the ending to the manuscript, doing a bit of research, pondering how to pull everything together. All this to say, I still have some work...

Last week of September and my curling leagues start up this week. Looks like there's no more denying that summer is over. It's the bittersweet season - a month of beauty before the snow and cold. A few things this week. The Dundurn editor sent along...

Such a beautiful September weekend we're having here in the Ottawa Valley. It's almost a shame to be inside with this summery weather. I've spent most of my days writing at my desk but pack up late afternoon to work in the garden and to...

Greetings. I'm currently in Cornwall watching my daughter Lisa curl in the Shorty Jenkins annual spiel. There are many of the top teams here, both men's and women's so an exciting event to start off the season. Needless to say, I won't be getting much writing...

The past two months have gone incredibly fast. As promised I'm back to blogging Saturday mornings after a busy summer, work-wise, and a pretty lazy few months otherwise. Since I last wrote, I've been through next year's manuscript Closing Time two (or was it three) more...

To get this Canada Day weekend started, I'll be at Perfect Books, 258 Elgin Street, today (Saturday) between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. so come on by if you're downtown and stock up on some summer reading. My plan this week had been to finish reviewing the edits for...

Summer solstice yesterday was a beautiful day that marked the first day of summer. The rainy week before made the gardens lush with some spring flowers blooming later than usual and the summer bloomers opening too. We whiled the evening away on a friend's veranda...

I'll be signing copies of the Stonechild and Rouleau series, including just-released Turning Secrets, on Saturday, June 29 between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. at Perfect Books, 258 Elgin Street. ...

Happy Saturday. I'll be at Coles Carlingwood today (Saturday) from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. signing copies of the Stonechild series, including the latest Turning Secrets. Come by and say hello if you get the chance. In addition, I'll be signing at Perfect Books on Elgin on...

Well, another terrific book launch wrapped up and it went beautifully. For those of you who are familiar with Ottawa, you'll be aware that Elgin Street is undergoing a major overhaul with the street dug up from one end to the other, but this, along...

Tomorrow is Ottawa book launch day! Everything is set and I expect a sizeable crowd - lots of friends and family coming out to raise a glass; purchase a book; and listen to The Haughian Brothers Band with lead singer Bernie, coming all the way...

Starting to feel as if we're heading into some better weather although overall we've had a rainy, cool month of May. We're all longing for a stretch of hotter weather ...

A good writing week this week as I slip back into the groove. I have to say that writing a thriller is ...

So, this arrived on Monday. New book day! Always a thrill to hold that book in my hands for the first time. The book is due on the shelves May 10 but I suspect it might already be available from the online stores. Strangely enough, Dundurn...

Are these weeks picking up speed or what? We had a full house at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Thursday evening when CBC Radio host Giacomo Panico interviewed Barbara Fradkin and me about our crime fiction writing. The event was entitled 'Murder...