The Author's Show

"What would you do if you received a letter, and the writer was a serial killer?" Thus begins Ron's interview on The Author's Show, an in-depth conversation about the inspiration and experience for Ron's novel "A Killer's Grace." Listen below!

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Ronald Chapman's two new titles, "A Killer's Grace," and "My Name is Wonder," are available at online sellers, and may also be found in an independent bookstore near you. Please click here to find a local bookseller near you:  http://www.indiebound.org/indie-bookstore-finder

This inspirational fable, based on the life of an inquisitive goat named Wonder, brings joy and discovery to the reader. Wonder longs to expand his world beyond the barnyard, much to the dismay of his animal companions who are not as curious as he. During his first adventure, he is saved from a hungry owl by a wise crow who then becomes his friend and guide as he embarks on a series of excursions away from the farm.

They decide to go on a quest to the mountains and meet new friends who teach them important lessons. During the journey, the goat learns the difference between Presence and appearance through his blunders and insights. When he thinks he has lost his way, a bear teacher instructs him, “The path is every step. Lift your vision above the muck.” Wonder pledges to keep his eye on the mountain top ahead. 

He returns to the barnyard and again sets out on another adventure of discovery, explaining that “I cannot ignore the call of my Soul.” With courage and gratitude for his new insights, Wonder teaches us how to live life fully, without fear, as we follow our call into the Light.

I’m not trapped, M.C. I never was. And I never will be again.
— Wonder from "My Name is Wonder"

For Kevin Pitcairn, the letter from a serial killer awaiting execution comes with implications he can’t ignore. The writer’s guilt is clear―at least in a legal sense. But the questions he raises draw Pitcairn into a compelling journey of investigation whose profound psychological and spiritual implications hurl his live into upheaval.

As he tries to determine and tell the killer’s true story, Pitcairn plunges deeper into the pit his own demons have created and trapped him in. His journalist’s curiosity becomes a compulsion as events bind him tighter and tighter, propelling him from New Mexico’s stark high desert into an increasingly hostile wider world. Murder, mystery, and redemption shape Pitcairn’s struggle to answer the moral questions left festering by the killer’s horrible crimes: What is the nature of evil? What choices do any of us truly have? How can we reconcile with our most painful wounds and the people who have inflicted them?

Walking the West Mesa always brought a measure of clarity for Pitcairn. Today was no different. He glanced toward the city, its lights twinkling as its residents slowly awoke. He had questions to ask before the day ended and the weekend began.
— Pitcairn from "A Killer's Grace"

Ron Chapman appeared on Good Day New Mexico to promote his new books "A Killer's Grace" and "My Name is Wonder" to his hometown audience.