The first book I recall reading by myself was Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman, when I was six years old. Around the same time, I learned my first two-hand piano piece, Leila Fletcher’s The Birch Canoe. I’ve been reading books and playing music ever since.

Welcome, and thanks for dropping by my website. I’m a writer and a violist (no, that is not a typo – I play the viola), and I have a fondness for Canadian fiction, jazz, and silent film comedy.  I invite you to have a look at my blog page, where I keep track of my writing life, with occasional peeks at my musical life and other bits and bobs that catch my interest.

Binnie's Books

In this tender, absorbing novel, Binnie Brennan evokes the magical world of vaudeville and delivers a poignant portrait of its pioneering comic genius, Buster Keaton.

         ~ Advance review of Like Any Other Monday,

Evelyn C. White, author of Alice Walker: A Life

Longing and loss are given not one, but many, distinct voices in A Certain Grace, the debut collection of short fiction by Binnie Brennan.

Krista Foss, The Globe & Mail

Perhaps the most striking feature of her writing is its emotional honesty.

Ian Colford, The Antigonish Review