My summer reading so far

by JoslynChase, August 10, 2020 in Reading

Whenever I meet someone who likes to read, I always ask about their favorite books. It’s fun to enthuse with a fellow suspense lover, but it’s also interesting to learn about authors and genres I’m not familiar with. Book fans love talking about the books they’ve recently read as well as the ones that will […]

Hearing about The Sound of Murder

by JoslynChase, July 27, 2020 in Interview

Earlier this year, Kydala Publishing, Inc. released an anthology I compiled called And Then There Were Nine. I had a marvelous time choosing stories and authors and putting the book together. I was particularly intrigued by the title and premise of Kari Kilgore’s story, “The Sound of Murder.” Can sound be used as a murder […]

Crazy for Codes

by JoslynChase, July 13, 2020 in Learning, Mystery, Writing

I have always been crazy for codes, fascinated by cryptograms and ciphers. When I was in fourth grade, Dayna Ferrer and I devised codes for each other and passed encrypted notes in class. I don’t remember anything about the content of those notes, but I have fond memories of designing my own methods for encryption […]

A glimpse into the wacky world of Robert Jeschonek

by JoslynChase in Interview

For years, I’d heard intriguing things about Bob Jeschonek and his amazing stories. For example, I heard my mentor, Dean Wesley Smith, rave about a riveting story he wasn’t able to tear himself away from. A recommendation in itself, but made all the more irresistible when I learned the theme and title of the book: […]

Anyone else out there remember Encyclopedia Brown?

by JoslynChase in Reading, Teaching

Do you harbor fond memories of the boy detective who worked out of his garage? Do you remember his tagline? “25 cents per day, plus expenses – No case too small.” Do you recall how he wasn’t afraid to take on the sniveling bullies and stand up for the little guy? I came by my […]

Please welcome David H. Hendrickson!

by JoslynChase in Interview

Last March, a collection of suspense fiction I compiled, And Then There Were Nine, was released by Kydala Publishing, Inc. I’m thrilled to be able to offer the book to members of my readers’ group and to share it with suspense-lovers everywhere. I’ve been a fan of David H. Hendrickson since I first read his […]

A lifelong dream fulfilled

by JoslynChase in New Release

It’s not every day that a long-held aspiration becomes a reality in life. And it’s especially sweet when the event exceeds expectations. That’s why I’m really excited to tell you about this. The way I remember it, two momentous things happened in the summer of 1977—Elvis Presley died and I discovered Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. […]

Readers have a say in the new No Rest trailer!

by JoslynChase in New Release, Suspense, Video Trailers

Do you love the excitement of trailers? I do. I like the glimpse, the sneak peek and warmup a good trailer provides. I like being able to get a sense of what I’m getting into before I open the book or start the movie, and I like creating trailers for my readers. My latest release, […]

Two top books to read while under quarantine

by JoslynChase in Challenges, New Release, Reading, Suspense, Travel

For most of us, life has taken a radical turn in recent months. As a writer, I’m pretty reclusive anyway, but now it’s extreme. I haven’t left the house since February except to walk or jog in the neighborhood and surrounding hills. My husband still goes out to work one day a week, so he […]

Nine thrilling stories from nine masters of suspense!

by JoslynChase in New Release, Suspense

Do you love stories that keep you guessing and wondering, on the edge of your seat with prickling suspense? Do you enjoy the frisson of the unknown, when things are not as they appear on the surface? I do! I love creating such stories, and I love sharing them with my readers. I wanted to […]