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Psychological Thriller / Mystery / Historical Fiction

J. S. Chapman

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J. S. Chapman

J. S. Chapman has been living in Paris, renting out a single room on the Left Bank, taking promenades along the Seine, throwing breadcrumbs to the pigeons, and pounding out novel after novel on an antique Underwood typewriter.

Imagination aside, she’s an American author of multiple genres. She’s also a screenwriter, artist, musician, stargazer, people watcher, dreamer, time traveler, and imaginarian.

She has a love for reading classic novels, not only because they’re gripping stories and bring you into other places and times, but because the authors were masters of their craft, knew how to spin a yarn, and could  manipulate the language and the rhythm of the story to draw you in and make you stay for the final page.

Her favorite authors are Daphne Du Maurier, Charlotte Brontë, John D. MacDonald, and Dorothy Dunnett. She also devours episodic TV series like Outlander, Game of Thrones, and Homeland. When it comes to her own writing, she tends toward the darker side with hard-hitting thrillers, mysteries, and suspense novels, though every now and then she strays.

You can take the girl out of the city … but you can’t take the city out of the girl. Born and raised in Chicago USA, she may be a suburban transplant but her heart still lives in the Windy City. She learned her street smarts the hard way while earning her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. After teaching in a Chicago public high school and working for big business, she now writes full time.

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White Author Creating Black Characters
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Crime Scene Do Not Cross
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A Prisoner’s Passion for Writing
From LitHub: As I write this piece, March Madness is taking place. It is 7 am and my fellow prisoners are gathered in the dayroom of the Cayuga Correctional Facility around a flatscreen TV, reliving last night’s basketball game. The final score was tallied eight hours...
Stupid Grammar Advice
If you're a writer of novels or a writer of Facebook posts, forgot all the rules you learned from the Elements of Style by William Strunk and E.B. White ... and just write! From The Chronicle of Higher Education: April 16 is the 50th anniversary of the publication of...
Self-Publishing and Movie Deals
From The Guardian: After watching Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, self-published author Mark Dawson was inspired to create his own answer to the film’s heroine Beatrix “Black Mamba” Kiddo. And now Dawson – and his character government-employed assassin Beatrix Rose –...
When Agatha Christie Went Missing
From OZY: In her favorite armchair, deep within the confines of her Berkshire home, Mrs. Archibald Christie leaned back and closed her eyes. In spite of the cozy fire, she shivered on the chilly December evening. Mentally, she replayed the whirlwind of events as best...
Plagiarism Isn’t New
From The Guardian: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery ... but plagiarism isn't! Plagiarism is a very ancient art. Shakespeare stole most of his historical plots directly from Holinshed. Laurence Sterne and Samuel Taylor Coleridge were both accused of...
Orwell’s 1984 Relevant More Than Ever
From the DailyMail.com: Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in London on Wednesday, June 8, 1949, and in New York five days later. The world was eager for it. Within 12 months, it had sold around 50,000 hardbacks in the UK; in the U.S. sales were more than one-third of...
Silicon Valley Needs AI Writers
From The Washington Post: Until recently, Robyn Ewing was a writer in Hollywood, developing TV scripts and pitching pilots to film studios. Now she’s applying her creative talents toward building the personality of a different type of character — a virtual assistant,...
Women Authors Writing Mysteries
From The Atlantic: Once upon a time, in the smoky, violent neverland of crime fiction, there were seductive creatures we called femmes fatales, hard women who lured sad men to their doom. Now there are girls. It started, of course, with Gillian Flynn, whose 2012...

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