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Some people aren't that keen on Valentines Day, but I'm not one of them. I like the idea of a day dedicated to showing love and affection to the important people in your life, whether romantic (well mainly romantic) or otherwise. Ted and I spent...

I'm late posting this Saturday because I was curling in the Crystal Heart city-wide bonspiel, which raises a great deal of money for heart and stroke women's research. With a two and two record, we bowed out after this morning's game. I'm thinking a hot...

I'm on the road this weekend. We drove to Cornwall on Wednesday to watch our daughter Lisa curl in the ladies provincials. They've had an excellent week, finishing first in the round robin, and will be in the final this evening at 8 p.m. The...

Things are moving along with the upcoming release of Closing Time which is due out the end of March. The book is now up on Netgalley for advance reviewers. Readers can preorder the book from any of the major booksellers, or wait two months for it...

Waiting for this morning's coffee to finish brewing. Also for the snow to start falling later today. We're supposed to get about 25 centimetres, but nothing like they had in Newfoundland yesterday. The entire island shut down with about 75 centimetres of the white stuff...

Good Saturday morning. Not a lot to report on the writing front this week. My 7 Criminal Minds Monday blog post about New Year's resolutions can be found here. All my fellow bloggers have interesting takes on the question for your reading pleasure. I was also asked...

The fourth day into 2020 and our routines are settling back to normal. Still feels as if we're on holiday and getting down to work has been tough. I'm getting there ...

The approaching New Year's Eve is a good opportunity to reflect on the year that was and think about the year to come. Here are a few highlights from mine! In March, I flew to Vancouver for Left Coast Crime and spent four days meeting crime...

Four more sleeps until Christmas but we're having our first Christmas dinner tonight. Turkey, stuffing, cranberries, and all the fixings. Yes, I'll be three pounds heavier come nightfall. This is also the winter Solstice, shortest day of the year so a good day to have...

Ten days till Christmas Eve! I like the lead up to the big day although it can be stressful, shopping and planning meals and decorating. I'm almost done shopping and spent an afternoon wrapping gifts. Ted and I also made our annual trip to the...

It's been an odd few weeks away from the keyboard, but this is the perfect time of year to finish a project and have some free time. Christmas shopping, baking, cards, parties ...

My big news this week is that I've locked down the details of the Ottawa book launch for Closing Time, which is due out the end of March 2020. Save the date: Saturday, May 9 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Granite Curling Club, 2026...

It has been a busy week! Last Saturday, I joined Barb Fradkin at Chapters Barrhaven as part of a Crime Writers of Canada mystery weekend. These events are always fun since not only do I get to talk to readers there's also time to catch up...

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...

Happy Saturday morning. You will find me along with Barbara Fradkin today from noon to 2:00 p.m. at Chapters Barrhaven as part of a Crime Writers of Canada weekend. Stop by and say hello to any of the authors Saturday and Sunday if you're out shopping...

First week of November in the books. First snowfall a few days ago too and dark by five o'clock as our clocks fell back an hour. Looks like we're getting into it now. A few events coming up. I'll be at Chapters Barrhaven next Saturday, November...

The first Saturday in November and a blustery few days it has been to see out one month and welcome in the next. The horror movie description of wind howling around the house and rattling the windows certainly fit yesterday. Record amount of rain on...

Good Saturday morning, everyone. The week started with my post on 7 Criminal Minds blogspot bright and early Monday morning. My day is every other Monday and each of the 10 authors is responsible for coming up with a month's worth of questions once a year...

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...