Publication Date: April 5, 2016
A monster roams the halls of Soothing Hills Asylum. Three girls dead. 29 is endowed with the curse…or gift of perception. She hears messages in music, sees lyrics in paintings. And the corn. A lifetime asylum resident, the orchestral corn music is the only constant in her life.
Mason, a new, kind orderly, sees 29 as a woman, not a lunatic. And as his belief in her grows, so does her self- confidence. That perhaps she might escape, might see the outside world.
But the monster has other plans. The missing girls share one common thread…each was twenty-nine’s cell mate.
Will she be next?
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.
She also writes under the pseudonym R.R. Smythe .
- What is on your nightstand?
HA! Loads of Research books for writing—Murder, Magic and Medicine, Forensic Anthropology, Dead
Men do Tell Tales….Outlander and a Sherlockian–
- What author would you totally fan?
Diana. Freakin. Gabaldon. It would be like when I got to Pitch the GAME OF THRONES editor.
Do permit me to share…several years ago a friend and I (Marlo Berliner) (she holds way too many of my embarrassing secrets) were at a conference pitching to editors. I am a very down to earth gal…celebrity doesn’t effect me, I’ve frankly seen too much in life. But an editor…
I sit down to pitch, which I normally OKAY at, not fabulous (words flow out of my fingers more eloquently than my mouth) I stuttered, I circumlocuted (like a person who has had a cerebral vascular accident, I spoke AROUND what I wanted to say) and couldn’t find the word WHALE WATCH…when my brain normally contains lots of horrendously awful anatomical words and mental charts.
Marlo is sitting behind me, shaking her head, biting lip and trying not to laugh. SO anyway—Game of Thrones lady—you are apparently my Achilles Heel, lol. I will do better with Gabaldon. I swear it.
- What makes you cringe?
Oh such a long list. I actually love to cringe. I love watching the British version of the Office. David Brent he makes me cringe and cry with laughter.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I have found with my ‘fireworks’ brain, I need to give myself a very BROAD outline—which often changes by the end….i am a puzzler.
- Is there a word you love to use?
Just one? My favorite sites in the world are Thesaurus.com and Online Etymological Dictionary
How about Canker Blossom? (Shakespearian insult 101)
So, you asked about pets….I am just going to give you my instagram link…where my pets show up every week. 😉 brynnchapman (click on the link to follow)
Giveaway Information: Contest ends April 15, 2016
- Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of The Requiem Red by Brynn Chapman (INT)