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, […]

Turning the page does not equal end of conflict

by JoslynChase 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 […]