I N T E R C E P T

A Jack Coyote Thriller

Psychological Thriller / Mystery / Historical Fiction

J. S. Chapman

Best Selling Author

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.

B O O K W O R M   B L O G

Dystopian Fiction in Uncertain Times
From The New Yorker: Here are the plots of some new dystopian novels, set in the near future. The world got too hot, so a wealthy celebrity persuaded a small number of very rich people to move to a makeshift satellite that, from orbit, leaches the last nourishment the...
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 –...
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...
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...
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...
Crime Scene Do Not Cross
Crime Scene Do Not Cross: Or how Otto Penzer revitalized the Mystery Genre with the Mysterious Bookstore and The Mysterious Press From AtlasObscura: Penzler is the owner of the Mysterious Bookshop (founded 1979) as well as The Mysterious Press, a publishing imprint he...
Cracking Agatha Christie’s Mysteries
From The Telegraph: [Agatha Christie’s] whodunit murder mysteries have confounded millions of armchair detectives, leading them through a literary maze of twists and turns before a super sleuth finally unmasks the culprit. … A panel of experts analysed 26 of the...
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,...
The Enigmatic Brontë Sisters
From The Daily Beast: The enduring fiction by the three Brontë sisters tells us that authors do not have to lead exciting lives to be great. As the Brontës prove, it’s the inner life that counts. Every so often, a new discovery comes along that reignites the question:...
Lee Child Writes a Jack Reacher Novel
Nothing is new under the sun. This is how most writers write. By the seat of our pants. We start with an idea, a scene, a few words, a character ... and begin. Some of us are ‘Plotters’, setting down meticulous outlines—scene by scene and chapter by chapter—before the...

A U T H O R ‘ S   N E W S L E T T E R

We promise not to bother you too often!

G E T   I N   T O U C H

Submit the Contact Form and we can start a conversation!

Contact the Author

14 + 4 =