Time to get Cozy!

by JoslynChase, February 22, 2021 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, […]

Turning the page does not equal end of conflict

by JoslynChase, February 8, 2021 in Challenges

As much as we all might have wished it, turning the calendar page from 2020 to 2021 did not lead to the end of conflict and difficulty. Not for me, anyway. There’s good news and bad news about that. The bad news is that hard times are continuing. The good news is that the story’s […]

More traveling in the time of Covid

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Travel

We are in the grip of a worldwide pandemic, many locations are in lockdown, and we’re all suffering from restrictions on personal freedom and movement. Yet I’ve crossed the Atlantic three times in as many months and I find it ironic that I’ve done more traveling in the time of Covid than I normally did […]

I got a Christmas surprise!

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Mystery, New Release

As we approach the end of 2020, I send out my best wishes to you all. I hope you’re doing well and enjoying the season. If you’re in my readers’ group, you’ll be getting my Christmas present right about now, and I’m happy to say I got a very welcome Christmas surprise myself! Many of […]

I like conflict so much better when it sticks to story

by JoslynChase in Challenges

When I complain about the bumps and bruises of life, my children like to remind me that I wouldn’t write it any other way. In life, we try to avoid conflict; in fiction, we demand it. But I like conflict so much better when it sticks to story! Many of you know that my husband […]

Travel in the time of Covid

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Travel, Writing

Bringing you the update on my whirlwind move to Germany. Travel in the time of Covid is not as easy as it used to be pre-pandemic. After 48 grueling hours on planes, buses, and automobiles, we finally arrived at our destination in Germany…only to be relegated to a hotel room for a two-week quarantine in […]

My whirlwind move to Germany

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Opportunity, Travel

About four years ago, we moved to the Puget Sound area from southern Germany. Lately, I’ve been wondering if a move back to Germany might be on the horizon, but when it firmed into reality it hit with startling swiftness and coincided with a lot of other major events in my life. Not to mention […]

Readers help choose the new Double Eclipse cover

by JoslynChase in Mystery, New Release

There comes a time when some books need a makeover—a new cover, new blurb, new search terms on Amazon. Last week, that time arrived for my mystery/thriller combo Double Eclipse. I produced two versions of the new cover and gave my readers the opportunity to vote for their favorite. Frankly, I was surprised. I really […]

When the villain plays the hero

by JoslynChase in Interview

Part of my job while putting together the suspense collection, And Then There Were Nine, was to interview the authors. When I asked Jason A. Adams what inspired his story, “Angel of Mercy,” he said he started by asking: “What if the villain thinks they’re the hero?” An intriguing question indeed. I enjoyed reading Jason’s […]

How body language works in a story

by JoslynChase in Reading, Storytelling

As a reader, you pick up on all sorts of tiny cues that add to, or detract from, the story. When a book pulls you in, grabbing your attention, compelling you to turn the pages, many elements are orchestrating to achieve that effect. When a book fails to capture your interest, some of those elements […]