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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.

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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

 Poet Dina E. Cox says about Harbour View: “Binnie Brennan has given us a surprisingly mature, delicate and delightful first novella, and I for one look forward with much anticipation to her encore performance.

~ YouTube reading from Harbour View