Catherine E. Chapman is a UK-based indie author of fiction aimed principally -but not exclusively- at a female readership.
Catherine's books have been described as literary character fiction and her writing style as filmic. The stories she writes can broadly be categorised as women's fiction and romance. Her longer-length fiction consists of contemporary, realist stories, in which humour is an important ingredient. Catherine also writes shorter fiction in the genre of historical romance.
'The Beacon Singer' is a novel written in three volumes. It's something of a mini-saga, set in the English Lake District. A review of the book concluded, "Chapman is a very fine writer, she has wonderful talent with description, a keen eye for plot twists and pace ... There's an abundance of plot here, much like watching a mini-series," (4 star review, March 2012).
'Elizabeth Clansham' is a novella set in the Scottish Highlands. It has been said to be, "a finely-crafted tale of social interactions, of love and of finding yourself, all tied up into small-town life," (Goodreads review, Sept. 2011).
Other observations on the book:
"...Tentative friendships, secrets, cowardice, fleeting passions, and resentment..." (Goodreads review, Aug. 2011).
"There were several scenes at which I laughed out loud ... folks who enjoy literary fiction and/or romantic fiction should enjoy it," (4 star review, March 2012).
'Brizecombe Hall' is a novelette set in England in the late Regency / early Victorian period. "Plenty of atmosphere. Shades of Jane Eyre. A good escapist story that you can lose yourself in," (4 star review).
The historical novelettes, 'Danburgh Castle' and 'Rhiannon', are both Medieval romances. "The plot was tight and kept me engaged; good characterisation meant I truly cared about what was happening," (4 star review of Danburgh Castle).
Catherine's latest publication is 'The Hangar Dance', a novelette set in rural England during World War II.
For a taster of Catherine E. Chapman's writing, read her short story, 'The Ramblers', available to download for free from Smashwords.
Catherine values feedback from readers and would like to thank all those who have taken the time to read, rate, review and comment on her fiction.