Author: Brenda Chapman

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 ...

Good Saturday morning. Our clocks spring forward tonight so the change of seasons is underway. We had two 12 degree days this past week (before the snow yesterday) and we managed some outdoor social distancing with the neighbours. Things are looking up :-) So my Melissa...

Well, a more promising week as a fourth vaccine is approved and we're told the vaccination schedule is moving up. The hope now is that we'll have our first dose by the start of summer. My fingers and toes are crossed. I had a good interview...

The last weekend of February as we head pell mell toward spring. It's also almost a year since we went into Covid isolation. Odd how we've become used to this altered state of living although we're all eager to get back to pre-Covid days when...

A snowy Saturday in Ottawa but that's okay. We have nowhere to go and the Scotties are on tv! Ted and I are hunkered down, cheering for our daughter Lisa from afar. I interviewed Mary Jane Maffini yesterday as one of the series of Youtube videos...

Good Saturday morning! Those of you following my Facebook account know the little bit of serendipity that came our way this week. Ted and I were sitting in my office and I suggested that the room could use a paint. Ted said he'd read in the...