Author: Brenda Chapman

Good May morning, everyone! The Ottawa weather has taken a turn into summer-like weather as the pandemic stay-at-home order was extended until June 2nd. This will be my last blog post until September although you can always follow me on Twitter (brendaAchapman), and Facebook & Instagram...

First day of May! This is usually my favourite month of the year. Trees in bloom, temperatures rising, tulips, daffodils ...

Well this April hasn't turned out to be my favourite month. Stricter Covid rules mean we cannot get together with anybody outside our household (i.e. in our case, me and Ted) until May 20th. With the exception of getting together outdoors with one other person...

Highlight of the week was getting the first dose of the Covid vaccine on Tuesday - our lives have gotten basic at best. While I'm relieved to get the process started, I'm eager for everyone else to get their shots too. I want everyone to...

Mother Nature decided to skip spring and move right into summer if this week in Ottawa is anything to go by. She'll get no complaint from me. I've been taking a hard copy of my manuscript outside to edit in the warm sunshine. Combined with...

Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 3 p.m. - I will be reading from Closing Time and taking part in a discussion at a Smiths Falls Library book club. The event will be held at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario...

Happy Easter weekend! We're having a pretty nice spring all in all as Ottawa settles back into lockdown as of Friday midnight. Luckily, the snow is gone and the temperatures are warm enough that we can spend lots of time outdoors. Now, if we could...

Well this was a productive week. I finished my manuscript (1st draft anyway) and am fully immersed in the first edit. Giving the book a read from start to finish will determine if the plot holds together sufficiently or if I need to make major...

Happy first day of spring! The weather is warming, the sun is shining, the cardinals are singing ...