Brenda Chapman (writer)

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Brenda Chapman
Occupation Author
Genre Children's Literature

Brenda Chapman is a Canadian writer of mystery novels. Her Jennifer Bannon mysteries are for ages ten and up. She has also published several short stories and a murder mystery for adults.


Chapman grew up in Terrace Bay, Ontario, a small town on the North Shore of Lake Superior. She graduated from Lakehead University, majoring in English literature, and earned a Bachelor of Education degree from Queen’s University. After teaching special education for fifteen years, she became a senior communications advisor in the federal government. Chapman served two terms as President of Capital Crime Writers. She lives in Ottawa Ontario.

List of Published Novels[edit]

  • Running Scared. Napoleon Publishing, 2004. YA
  • Hiding in Hawk's Creek. Napoleon Publishing 2006 YA
  • Where Trouble Leads. Napoleon Publishing 2007 YA
  • Trail of Secrets. Napoleon Publishing 2009 YA
  • In Winter's Grip. Rendezvous Crime Press 2010 Adult
  • Cold Mourning. Dundurn Press 2014 Adult

List of Published Short Stories and Articles[edit]

  • True North. Canadian Living, August 2001
  • Thicker Than Water. StoryTeller Magazine,(Spring 2008) and Papercuts (Spring 2008)
  • My Sister Caroline. When Boomers Go Bad, (Rendezvous Crime 2005)


  • 2008 Audrey Jessup Award for Best Short Story for Evening The Score
  • Hiding in Hawk's Creek selected by the Canadian Book Centre as an Our Choice novel for 2006.



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