Black Widows in Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem

by JoslynChase, May 23, 2022 in New Release

The Dame. The Femme Fatal. The Gold Digger. That’s what you’ll find in the latest issue of MCM magazine—stories of Black Widows in Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem. I’m pleased to announce my story, “Beyond The Horizon,” is part of this issue and I share space with some of today’s best rising suspense writers. Like Christy […]

Maypole celebration alive and well in Bavaria

by JoslynChase, May 9, 2022 in Learning, Travel

On April 30th, my husband and I decided to go out to dinner to celebrate my birthday. We arrived in Grafenwoehr a bit too early and none of the restaurants were open yet, so we strolled down to the town square for an ice cream appetizer. And that’s when we learned that the Maypole celebration […]

Nonverbal Communication: Actions speak louder than words

by JoslynChase in Learning, Writing

I invite you to consider something that maybe you haven’t thought about a lot, yet which has great impact in your life. It is this: People who are able to effectively perceive and interpret nonverbal communication—and manage the nonverbal signals they transmit to others—will achieve greater success in life and more enjoyment from personal connections […]

Mt. Rainier is primed for disaster…true story

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Storytelling, Suspense, Thrill

My first two thrillers—Nocturne In Ashes and Steadman’s Blind—were inspired by a real life concern. Especially for those of us who live in the great Pacific Northwest. Mt. Rainier is primed for disaster. The volcano will blow. No one knows when, but all indications point to the western flank as the weak point and it’s […]

Hypnosis and the modern reader

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading

I’m in the throes of researching my next novel and I’m learning some fascinating things about hypnosis. Did you know, for instance, that the process of entering a hypnotic state is very much like what happens when we get absorbed in reading a really good book? Let me share some of what I’ve discovered about […]

What I’ve been watching lately

by JoslynChase in Mystery

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that when it comes to streaming on Prime and Netflix, I lean heavily toward crime shows, mysteries, and thrillers. Readers are often curious to know which programs I enjoy watching, so I thought I’d share some of what I’ve been watching lately. I might mention something you’d find […]

It was the best of endings, it was the worst of endings

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Mystery, Reading, Writing

Hail to my mystery-loving readers and friends! I come today with a fun challenge I hope you’ll enjoy. It’s all about the best and worst endings in the mystery books you’ve read. I am currently taking a class on how writers can ensure the endings they create for their mysteries fire on all cylinders and […]

Cryptic crosswords are the cream of the puzzle crop

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning

Anyone well-acquainted with me knows that I am never far from a puzzle book or app. I love solving puzzles and I truly believe it helps keep my brain young and agile. I adore all sorts of puzzles–Double Trouble, Rows Garden, Marching Bands, Cryptograms, Laddergrams, Flower Power, Logic Problems, and the list goes on. But […]

Music class and Magic Eye: How one pop art phenom makes a point

by JoslynChase in Learning, Mystery, Teaching

If you’re old enough to remember the Magic Eye craze of the 90’s, you can probably recall standing among a curious crowd and staring at a framed mass of vivid dots and swirls in an effort to summon the underlying 3-D image. I remember how tickled I was the first time I achieved this feat, […]

I’m excited to be working on a new book

by JoslynChase in Travel, Writing

It’s a new year, and I’m excited to be working on a new book—the next Riley Forte thriller. I’ve been waiting a long time to write this sequel to Nocturne In Ashes and I can’t wait to get started! If you’ve read Nocturne, you may remember that in the last scenes of the book, my […]