Author: Brenda Chapman

Good Saturday morning. A beauty of a day in Ottawa with a predicted 25 degrees C. It's been a quick week with a lot of my time spent writing and thinking about writing. I'm into the dreaded middle of my latest manuscript when the tension is...

Another week in the books. Pretty cold this end of the country for the first half of September. I'm thinking about eating a ton of carbs and hibernating until late spring. Hopefully, there'll be a vaccine by then. No book news (I have a feeling this...

Summer is officially over so I'm back blogging as promised. Summer sure zipped by, didn't it?! Covid-19 is still controlling our lives and I've listened to Public Health and stayed close to home since I last wrote. It's kind of sad when Google Earth reports...

As the weather warms up and summer days begin, I'm wrapping up this blog until September. Covid-19 means that I'm unable to line up any events which limits my news so this seems a good time to take a break. So this will be my...

May long weekend here and it should be decent enough weather-wise to get into the garden. It felt like this day would never come with frost and snow last week, but the dreaded Arctic vortex has moved on after seriously overstaying its welcome. Since we're...

So kind of a sad day today because this was supposed to be the Closing Time launch day :-( It was going to be a great day, mainly because I'd be celebrating with so many of my friends. My university buddy Dawn Rayner was coming from Toronto,...

Week seven of social isolation over and a lovely weekend ahead to reward us as we round into May. Twenty degrees C. and sun today - wahoo. There are ups and downs to this isolation. The days are gliding by and it's no surprise when people...

Week 6 of social isolation now complete. Two days of snow. Seven days of below average temps. Even Mother Nature is trying to keep us indoors ...

Week five completed in the stay-at-home isolation. I was a little less focused as the week went on. Not sure why but yesterday, I couldn't get up any motivation to work at my computer. Instead, I went outside and raked up debris in the garden...

One month into social distancing and I hope everyone is doing well. It's also Easter weekend and will be an odd one this year without any family get-togethers. I realized yesterday that I haven't even bought any hot cross buns or chocolate. I will, however,...