V.P. Chandler


I'm signing books, y'all!

I received my B.A. in Literature from Southwestern University and I’ve been a paralegal, a teacher, and a rancher. The crazy escapades of ranch life, and the urge to document the fading history and culture of rural Texas, have fueled my life-long desire to write. I grew up in a family involved with the criminal justice system, (parole officer, criminal justice professor, pathologist, photographer, etc.), so thinking about crime is in my blood.

I’m a member of  Sisters in Crime, Sisters in Crime Guppies, the Heart of Texas chapter of Sisters in Crime, Austin Mystery Writers,  and an administrative assistant at Writer Unboxed and a moderator for its Facebook group.

My short story, “Rota Fortunae”, appears in the Austin Mystery Writers anthology, Murder on Wheels, winner of the 2016 Silver Falchion Award for Best Short Fiction Anthology, and I’m currently working on my debut novel, Gilt Ridden. I’m also proud to have collaborated on the Writer Unboxed book, Author in Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide To What It Really Takes To Get Published (Writer’s Digest). It will be out November of 2016.

When I’m not writing, reading, or taking care of my family, I’m either singing with my church choir, playing percussion in community band, or learning new instruments.

If you wish to contact me, I can be reached by email at: info@vpchandler.com


My Goodreads Shelf

V.P.'s bookshelf: read

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
really liked it
Instructive, funny, and inspiring.
Suite Française
liked it
The writing was very good but I had a hard time getting interested in the story. It was too depressing for me and there were a lot of characters.


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