Readers have a say in the new No Rest trailer!

by JoslynChase in New Release, Suspense, Video Trailers

Do you love the excitement of trailers? I do. I like the glimpse, the sneak peek and warmup a good trailer provides. I like being able to get a sense of what I’m getting into before I open the book or start the movie, and I like creating trailers for my readers. My latest release, […]

Two top books to read while under quarantine

by JoslynChase in Challenges, New Release, Reading, Suspense, Travel

For most of us, life has taken a radical turn in recent months. As a writer, I’m pretty reclusive anyway, but now it’s extreme. I haven’t left the house since February except to walk or jog in the neighborhood and surrounding hills. My husband still goes out to work one day a week, so he […]

Nine thrilling stories from nine masters of suspense!

by JoslynChase in New Release, Suspense

Do you love stories that keep you guessing and wondering, on the edge of your seat with prickling suspense? Do you enjoy the frisson of the unknown, when things are not as they appear on the surface? I do! I love creating such stories, and I love sharing them with my readers. I wanted to […]

Celebrating the female detective

by JoslynChase in Learning, Opportunity

Did you know March is Women’s History month? To celebrate, I’m participating in a BookSweeps promotion giving readers the chance to win a bundle of free female detective books and a new eReader! For many of us, Nancy Drew was our first experience of the female detective, but the history of women sleuths in fiction […]

The Voice & The Power of Story

by JoslynChase in Storytelling, Travel

A couple of years ago, my husband attended a week-long business conference in the beautiful resort town of Garmisch, Germany. I was thrilled to be going along with him. It was early spring, great weather, and I had all kinds of plans to go hiking, exploring the quaint village, riding the cable car up the […]

Food, shelter, and social proof

by JoslynChase in Opportunity, Reading, Writing

As humans, in order to survive, we need a few essential items—like water and nutrients, clothing and shelter, and some kind of social support system, usually made up of friends, family, and community. As a writer, I have similar needs. I thrive on ideas, creativity, and readers who validate my efforts. But in today’s marketplace […]

Story Over Style

by JoslynChase in Storytelling, Writing

I love language. When I write, I try to create sentences and paragraphs that pull my readers in, that tickle and delight or thrill and give fright. I try to use lovely and effective description, designing word pictures and using syntax and structures that evoke emotion and fall gracefully on the reader’s ear. All of […]

I promise to mystify, fascinate, and entertain

by JoslynChase in Reading, Story Power, Writing

As a reader, when you open a book, you have certain expectations. You’re in a sort of agreement with the writer. Your part is to give the book a fair try, suspend disbelief where reasonable, and enter in with the intention of enjoying the book. The writer’s part is to fulfill the promise they made […]

I’m looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

by JoslynChase in Audiobooks, Challenges, Opportunity, Writing

It’s January—that time when it’s traditional to look back over the last year and make hopeful resolutions for the year to come. I had a wonderful time in 2019, and I’m happy to report that my list of readers is growing at a steady clip. Thanks so much to everyone who helped spread the word. […]

This holiday season, I’m handing it to my readers!

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, New Release

I’m grateful for a growing group of happy readers who enjoy my books and give me another great reason to keep on writing. This holiday season, I’m thanking them with a free copy of my latest release, Duet for Piano & Chisel, and a video Christmas card I made specially for my awesome readers! If […]