Story Over Style

by JoslynChase, February 10, 2020 in Storytelling, Writing

I love language. When I write, I try to create sentences and paragraphs that pull my readers in, that tickle and delight or thrill and give fright. I try to use lovely and effective description, designing word pictures and using syntax and structures that evoke emotion and fall gracefully on the reader’s ear. All of […]

I promise to mystify, fascinate, and entertain

by JoslynChase, January 27, 2020 in Reading, Story Power, Writing

As a reader, when you open a book, you have certain expectations. You’re in a sort of agreement with the writer. Your part is to give the book a fair try, suspend disbelief where reasonable, and enter in with the intention of enjoying the book. The writer’s part is to fulfill the promise they made […]

I’m looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

by JoslynChase in Audiobooks, Challenges, Opportunity, Writing

It’s January—that time when it’s traditional to look back over the last year and make hopeful resolutions for the year to come. I had a wonderful time in 2019, and I’m happy to report that my list of readers is growing at a steady clip. Thanks so much to everyone who helped spread the word. […]

This holiday season, I’m handing it to my readers!

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, New Release

I’m grateful for a growing group of happy readers who enjoy my books and give me another great reason to keep on writing. This holiday season, I’m thanking them with a free copy of my latest release, Duet for Piano & Chisel, and a video Christmas card I made specially for my awesome readers! If […]

From the writer’s perspective

I appreciate my readers. I love my readers. I’m grateful for my readers. Without them, I could not be a writer. The reason I write—what drives me to produce stories in written form—is the desire to do for others what some authors have done for me. I want to provide a thoroughly satisfying reading experience, […]

We get a lot out of games

by JoslynChase in Opportunity

Christmas is on the horizon and coming fast. That means music in the air, increased goodwill, super-packed schedules, and thoughts about a King who came as a child. It also means my family is wondering which games they’ll be unwrapping on Christmas morning. At our house, we’re all about the games, and we play together […]

It’s here! Steadman’s Blind is on the horizon.

by JoslynChase in New Release

I’ve been working hard on my new release, and I’ve got two exciting items to announce… (1) My new book, Steadman’s Blind, is now available  for pre-order! (2) I’ve put together a very special pre-order bonus package  for you! Check it out First,  you get a free copy of Nocturne In Ashes. These two books […]

Rough Musick, Superstition, and Fiction River

by JoslynChase in New Release

Hi, all! I’m excited to announce I have a short story, “Rough Musick,” appearing in the latest issue of Fiction River magazine! The issue is titled, Superstitious, and contains a lot of great stories by writers like Kristine Kathryn Rusch, M.L. Buchman, and Annie Reed. Based on the issue’s theme, you can probably guess “Rough […]

Obstacles and complications…you gotta love ‘em

Whenever I’m up to my ears in knotty problems and difficulties, my children like to remind me that’s the way I’d write it. We all want smooth sailing in our day to day living, but when it comes to story, we demand conflict. Without it, there simply is no story. At its core, story is […]

What I did on my summer vacation

by JoslynChase in Reading, Travel, Writing

I remember how, when September rolled around and it was back to school, the teacher always gave a writing assignment on the topic of how we spent our summer vacation. It seems I’m feeling nostalgic, because I want to share the highlights of my late summer trip with you. In a recent email to my […]