I have a new book out, and it’s on Kindle Vella!

by JoslynChase, July 26, 2021 in General, New Release

You may have heard of the new Amazon book platform, Kindle Vella. It’s a way to read stories one episode at a time, unlocking new episodes as you go along. I’m delighted to announce that I have a new book out, called Falling for The Lost Dutchman, and it’s on Kindle Vella! To let you […]

Here’s what I’ve been reading lately

by JoslynChase, July 12, 2021 in Reading

Sometimes readers ask about the kinds of books I like to read or movies and television that I watch. And it goes both ways. I like to hear about my readers’ favorite books, movies, or television. After all, I’m an entertainer, so I like to know what my readers find most entertaining. And, I’m always […]

Wildflowers on the trail

by JoslynChase in Audiobooks, Travel

Yesterday afternoon we hiked the Rauher Kulm trail in the Upper Palatinate with our youth group from church. A beautiful day, warm and clear with just enough breeze to stir the leaves on the trees into a gentle whisper and set the wildflowers on the trail to nodding. The drive up to the mountain took […]

My Memorial Day at a Concentration Camp

by JoslynChase in Learning, Travel

For Memorial Day, I took off work to spend the day with my husband, exploring the beautiful countryside and points of interest. We started out in the morning by hiking up to another ruined castle, but decided an appropriate way to spend the afternoon would be to visit the concentration camp at Flossenbürg. What a […]

Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem’s latest release!

by JoslynChase in New Release

I’m thrilled to announce that I have a story in the latest issue of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem: Passionate Crimes! As it says in the book description, passion causes people to do strange things. Sometimes criminal things. And there are plenty of interesting instances in MCM’s latest release to back up that statement. I really […]

Finally…my jaunt to a German castle

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Travel

I’m so happy to report that I finally got out into the countryside and hiked to a German castle! Many of you know something about my challenges over the last several months. It’s been a grueling year for just about everyone, and I was by no means spared—stranded for over a week in the desert […]

Surprise! A new Story Power video

by JoslynChase in Story Power

Do you love a surprise? There’s a new addition to my Story Power series of videos, and it’s all about surprise Some of a story’s most memorable moments strike us out of the blue. These surprises pack a punch, keeping us involved in what’s happening on the page and wanting to know more. When we’re […]

Questions raised…and answered in a story

by JoslynChase in Interview

A good story raises questions in the reader’s mind right off the bat and then provides answers in interesting and entertaining ways as the story progresses. Sometimes, writers have questions about their own characters and the answers are often found the same way—in moving forward through a story. That’s what Annie Reed did when she […]

Real life inspiration for crime stories

by JoslynChase in Interview

As a writer of mysteries, suspense, and thrillers, my feelers are always out for ideas. Fortunately—or to be more accurate, unfortunately—there’s plenty of real life inspiration for crime stories. When I interviewed author Jeff Elkins, he agreed, saying that he got the idea for his story that appears in the suspense-packed anthology, And Then There […]

Time to get Cozy!

by JoslynChase in New Release

Winter’s not over yet. There’s still snow on the ground from where I’m sitting. It’s a great time to get cozy and I’ve got the perfect way to do it! Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem magazine’s newest release is Crime in the Countryside, and it features my latest Cathryn Harcourt story, “Cromwell’s Echo.” Set in Ely, […]