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Fall has arrived and our lovely summer is officially in the rear view. My first in-person event is coming up next Saturday at the public library in Almonte, and I'm looking forward to seeing some real live people! Here are the details if you'd like...

We're half-way through September, and I'm sad to say goodbye to summer. However, I don't know if I'd like to live in a place without the changing of the seasons. Just embrace the moment, I say! Hampton Park woods, not far from my house last autumn So...

Another gorgeous September morning - it's been sun and warm temperatures in Ottawa all week and difficult to be indoors. Of great note this week, Queen Elizabeth II died two days ago, ending an era that has stretched my lifetime. I remember singing "God Save the...

This means the kids are back in school and autumn is right around the corner! I hope you've had a good summer, done some socializing and travelling now that Covid restrictions have lifted, and enjoyed reading some good books in your lawn chair. I've managed to...

Good Saturday morning. It's another chilly April day and my last post for this season. I'll be back in September! Blind Date received this lovely review in the Glebe Report, so a good entry in this final post. Here are a couple of quotes: "Chapman has spent...

Good Saturday morning, everyone. It's been a quiet week and I've gotten in quite a bit of time at the keyboard, achieving 76,000 words on this latest manuscript. The Blind Date audiobook is also near completion and will be ready to upload to book sites...

Men's world curling on tv and Tiger Woods back at the Masters -- for a rainy week in April, lots to keep us entertained. I managed to get in some writing, approaching 73,000 words. I'm aiming for 80,000 as I always add when the editing and...

This was a good week. A book club in Orleans hosted a virtual meeting with me as guest author on Tuesday afternoon. About fifteen attended and they had some great questions, having chosen Cold Mourning to read although some had read the entire series. It was...

Isn't March zipping along? On Tuesday, I presented a webinar on writing a mystery short story to the Active Jewish Adults 50+ organization, and it appeared to go very well. It's the first time I ever prepared and gave a virtual Powerpoint presentation and took me...

It's a springy weekend in Ottawa although a rainy one. No matter. The snow is melting and the crocuses can't be long from blooming. Okay, a bit early, but tulips are in our near future! Top thing to note is that I'll be at Perfect Books on...