Author: Brenda Chapman

Today's the day of the big snow in Ottawa. Twenty-five centimetres possible. Our first real blizzard this winter, which coincides with another 'stay at home' order. A good day to put a fire in the grate and curl up with a good book. On top of...

Happy New Year, everyone. I have to say that 2021 is starting off with a great deal of drama as we watch events unfold in Washington and Georgia. Biden told us to 'buckle up' after the two Democrats won Senate seats in Georgia so I...

Good Saturday morning. We've got a snow/freezing rain event going on in the Ottawa Valley all day today and into tomorrow as we near the half-way point in December. It's been quite a decent month to date so far though so I won't complain. A couple...

It's been a busy week. I recorded another Zoom interview on Wednesday morning, this week with Ottawa author Madona Skaff. Her interview will be posted no the Crime Writers of Canada Youtube site this coming Thursday. You can watch my interview with Barry Finlay, which...

Good Saturday morning. Another busy week just zipped by. We're into the last week of November, which is a bit mind-blowing. Three weeks until Christmas, such as it will be this year. I buckled down this week and got working on my manuscript, clocking in at...

Good Saturday morning! Are you finding these weeks speeding by as I am? I only seem to get half the things accomplished in a day that I set out to do. I swear the gods are toying with us. One thing I did get fully underway...

So somebody on a Zoom call Thursday said, "Only six weeks until Christmas," and I felt my heart lurch. With Covid surging again and predictions dire for the foreseeable future, the thought of getting a celebration together is daunting. The main question is how to...

Good almost-afternoon everyone! I'm late blogging today because yesterday was my birthday and we celebrated late into the night in the backyard, socially distanced around a fire pit with a heat lamp hanging from the deck's ceiling. Even at that, it got mighty chilly by...

Another week finishing up. Yesterday was a gift of a day here in the Ottawa Valley. Twenty-two degrees and sunny. A day to lift our spirits. I took the opportunity to clean out the last of my garden and read on the back patio. A...