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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