Cozy Sidekick release features my new Cathryn Harcourt mystery

by JoslynChase in Mystery, New Release

Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem magazine just released its latest issue—and it’s all dedicated to the faithful sidekick. I’m pleased to announce that my story, “Facing the Diamond-Hard Truth,” is featured in this Cozy Sidekick issue. In the story, my amateur sleuth, Cathryn Harcourt, solves the mystery, as usual. And the mystery’s puzzle is brought to […]

Get into Locked Room Mysteries

by JoslynChase in Mystery, Reading

You know I’m all about mysteries, thrillers, and suspense! In order to make sure I’m serving my readers well, I need to stay in touch with my reader self. It’s important for me to read a lot of the kind of thing I love to write. The kind of thing you love to read. And […]

Here’s a way to win five hot thriller releases!

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff

You all know I love my thrillers! I suspect you do too—after all, that’s a big part of what I write about and why you come to read. So when my writer friend, Dave Voda, told me he’d put up five newly-released thrillers for some lucky reader to win, I had to pass on the […]

Stories create the bond that draws us together

by JoslynChase in General, Learning, Story Power

I have long been a proponent of the power of story. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved stories and used them in my capacity as a teacher, a public speaker, and now as a writer. I believe stories create the bond that draws us together as families, as communities—as the whole human […]

Steeped in spies and spycraft

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading, Travel

Between research for my new thriller, an assignment from an editor to write a spy romance, and homework for a spy fiction class I’m taking, I am absolutely steeped in spies and spycraft. As you might imagine, it’s interesting study material. I just finished reading Madame Fourcade’s Secret War, a non-fiction book about The Alliance, […]

My Memorial Day walk through the Valley of Death

by JoslynChase in Learning, Travel

I live in a small village in Bavaria. It’s peaceful and beautiful here, and I love it. Not far from my house, however, are dark reminders of a turbulent and troubling past. Flossenbürg concentration camp is a twenty-minute drive away. Memorial Day 2021, my husband and I visited the camp but there was so much […]

Black Widows in Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem

by JoslynChase 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 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 […]