When the villain plays the hero

by JoslynChase, September 21, 2020 in Interview

Part of my job while putting together the suspense collection, And Then There Were Nine, was to interview the authors. When I asked Jason A. Adams what inspired his story, “Angel of Mercy,” he said he started by asking: “What if the villain thinks they’re the hero?” An intriguing question indeed. I enjoyed reading Jason’s […]

How body language works in a story

by JoslynChase, September 7, 2020 in Reading, Storytelling

As a reader, you pick up on all sorts of tiny cues that add to, or detract from, the story. When a book pulls you in, grabbing your attention, compelling you to turn the pages, many elements are orchestrating to achieve that effect. When a book fails to capture your interest, some of those elements […]