Madcap Masquerade – A Novel
Santa Fe Fiesta in its early years was one, large, neighborhood party. As one resident recalled, “half the fun was milling around, running into people you knew … and you were dressed up: you know once you’re in a costume you’re in a different frame of mind.” Madcap Masquerade—a light, comic romance—takes place in the 1920s during Santa Fe’s non-stop party, where 20-year-old Amanda Williams transforms a slip of the scissors into the perfect opportunity to discover her core self … along with more insights than she ever bargained for.
“Madcap Masquerade delivers a yummy trifle of a tale based on Shakespeare’s As You Like It.” (New Mexico Magazine, February 2018)
About Janet Chapman (Albuquerque, New Mexico Author)
Janet Chapman is author of Madcap Masquerade (UNM Press, 2017), a light, historical novel set in Santa Fe during the 1920s. She is also coauthor with Karen Barrie of Kenneth Chapman: A Life Dedicated to Indian Arts and Artists, published by UNM Press (2008). As novelist and coauthor of Kenneth Milton Chapman’s biography, Ms. Chapman has drawn on her background in journalism and U.S. history as well as over 30 years of experience as a technical writer. Ms. Chapman’s technical work includes exhibit text and video production for museum displays at New Mexico’s state parks as well as promotional and technical articles for Albuquerque’s scientific community.