PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Nancy Crompton Brophy, the romance novelist accused of murdering her husband at the Oregon Culinary Institute, was arraigned Monday and pleaded not guilty.

Her trial in front of Judge Walker is set to begin October 26. She was also ordered to have no contact — whether in or out of custody — with 8 people, at least some of whom are relatives.

The 68-year-old woman, who wrote a 2011 essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband,” allegedly used a 9 mm pistol to her husband, Daniel Brophy, on June 2, 2018. He was found dead in his classroom when students began arriving. 

The probable cause affidavit for her arrest has been sealed by the Multnomah County DA’s office. 

Watch: The murder arraignment of Nancy Brophy

In the essay, she listed 5 motives for murdering your husband.

Crampton Brophy has published a number of books, including “The Wrong Series” –The Wrong Cop, The Wrong Husband, The Wrong Seal, The Wrong Lover, The Wrong Hero, plus other titles such as “Hell on the Heart” and “The Girl Most Likely To.”

The day after his death, Nancy posted on her Facebook saying in part: “My husband and best friend, Chef Dan Brophy was killed yesterday morning. For those of you who are close to me and feel this deserved a phone call, you are right, but I’m struggling to make sense of everything right now.”