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A Jack Coyote Thriller

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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Jane Austen’s Final Novel
From The New Yorker: On March 18, 1817, Jane Austen stopped writing a book. We know the date because she wrote it at the end of the manuscript, in her slanting hand. She had done the same at the beginning of the manuscript, on January 27th of that year. In the seven...
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...
The Mysterious Emily Brontë
From The Hairpin: Charlotte [Brontë’s] biographies are always massive, the most fully fleshed and juicy with lots of first-hand accounts. Emily’s are skeletal, vague, and full of conjecture, barely sketched. The real danger in leaving an Emily-sized cache of documents...
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...
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...
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,...
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 –...
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...
Shakespeare’s Works Lost Forever?
From the New York Post: April 23 [2016] marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. The world will celebrate him as the greatest writer in the history of the English language. But his lasting fame wasn’t inevitable. It almost did not happen. On...

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