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 […]

Bringing you smiles with my Christmas card

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff

For all of you on my Christmas card list—readers, family, friends—I thought I’d put together a quick, cute, and funny video to serve as my Christmas card this year. I hope it gets you laughing, brings a lasting smile to your face, and gives you something to share with others this holiday season. Enjoy! My […]

My Christmas Gift This Year

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff

I genuinely appreciate my readers. They make a real difference for me when they purchase or review my books. Or when they share what they’ve enjoyed with their friends. Or when they respond to my emails. And especially when they read and love my stories. That’s what I’m doing this for! So it gives me […]

Nocturne In Ashes joins Fast-Paced Thrillers Giveaway!

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Opportunity, Thrill

Hello thriller fans! I’m pleased to announce that BookSweeps is including my novel, Nocturne In Ashes, in their Fast-Paced Thrillers Giveaway. I invite you to enter to win a bundle of terrific, fast-paced thrillers, as well as a brand new eReader. Plus, you’ll get the chance to receive some free books from participating authors. I […]

I climbed to The Eagle’s Nest

by JoslynChase in Travel

The area surrounding Salzburg, Austria is absolutely astounding in its beauty. Breathtaking views abound wherever you turn. To get a spectacular vista of the marvelous wonders, I climbed to The Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s summer retreat at the top of the Kehlstein mountain. When I say I climbed, I don’t mean that I hiked up to […]