Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it’s what makes a story live and breathe.

by JoslynChase, October 10, 2017 in Reading, Suspense, thrill

Fascinating and vivid description is lovely. Scintillating dialogue is a definite plus. Intimate peeks into characterization are wonderful to have in a story, but what keeps us turning the pages is that curiosity, the desire to answer the burning question… What happens next? Pretty much every kind of story benefits from the addition of surprise, […]

It’s October…and I’m in a horror bundle!

by JoslynChase, October 3, 2017 in Reading, thrill

You can find it pretty much wherever books are sold, including Amazon, Bundle Rabbit, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks. Get into the spirit of spooky and gear up for Halloween with this huge bundle of horror. Mwahaha!!

Back from the coast and boy, oh boy!!

by JoslynChase, September 27, 2017 in Challenges, Learning, Reading, Travel, Writing

What a marvelous experience. I went to learn a lot about writing mysteries and thrillers—and I did. I went to meet a lot of great writers and benefit from their experience—and I did. I went to stretch myself beyond my comfort zone and grow, as a writer—and did I ever! Learning at the feet of […]

I’m opening a new chapter in my book of learning

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Publishing, Writing

As a result of my chance meeting with Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, and Shawn Coyne,  I took a different route on my journey to becoming a published author–one I never thought I’d tread. Seen from my position on low ground, it appeared utterly unachievable by someone like me. “It always seems impossible until […]

A chance meeting that changed my life

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Publishing, Writing

Have you ever noticed how often life-changing events sneak in under our radar… cozying up and sinking in roots while our attention is distracted with details of lesser import? Back in 2012, somewhere behind my conscious endeavors, my writer’s life did a one-eighty and I didn’t even realize it until the last months of 2016. […]

In praise of the third rail

Many thanks to my readers! I’m so pleased that Nocturne In Ashes is finally out in print and digital form, and that so many of you have read and enjoyed it. During its premier week, it reached #19 in Amazon’s crime thriller category, shocking and surprising me in the best of ways. It’s thanks to […]

Nocturne In Ashes, now available on Amazon!

by JoslynChase in Publishing, Reading, thrill, Writing

  I’m thrilled to announce the release of Nocturne In Ashes in eBook and print versions. I’ll be looking at making an audio version as well, but that’s a bit down the road. I’m so excited to get my book into the hands of readers and hope they will fall in love with Riley Forte, […]

It’s finally happening!

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Publishing, Reading, thrill

Wow, it’s been a long pull, but we’re now only days away from my book release. I can’t wait for you to read it. The motivating force behind my writing is that I want to provide the kind of thrilling, suspenseful experience for my readers that others have done for me. I really hope you […]

Four weeks to go!

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Publishing, Reading, thrill

This is exciting! I can’t wait for my readers to get my new book and plunge into the world of Riley Forte. I hope you love her, because this is just the first in a series of Riley Forte thrillers. Best-selling writer Dean Wesley Smith has been helping me with the back cover blurb. Here’s […]

Curiosity is the key.

by JoslynChase in Reading

Writers have a tall order to fill when delivering a story. A writer makes a promise, right from the earliest stages of the story, and if they don’t fulfill the reader’s expectation by way of that promise, the story falls flat. If there’s no promise, and no hint at fulfillment, readers walk away and who […]