Weird & Wacky News Items Make Fodder for The Pen

by JoslynChase in Storytelling, Travel, Writing

I love writing. And I believe the stories I write are suspenseful, entertaining, and emotionally engaging. But let’s face it, sometimes it takes a bizarre premise or opening paragraph to grab us as readers and pull us into a story. Weird and wacky news items make good fodder for the pen. I am always on […]

My mysterious rendezvous with Murder Ink

by JoslynChase in Learning, Mystery, Storytelling

Years ago, at a Friends of the Library sale, I came across a thick book entitled, Murder Ink: The Mystery Reader’s Companion, by Dilys Winn. Of course, it became mine in a matter of seconds and I’ve spent fun times and magical moments with the book ever since. Murder Ink is not really the kind […]

I’m excited to share Prague with you

by JoslynChase in Storytelling, Travel

Over Labor Day weekend, my husband and I visited one of our favorite cities, and I’m excited to share Prague with you now. It was one of those magical journeys when everything seems to go right. We lucked into a great deal at a hotel right on the Old Town side of the Charles Bridge. […]

I invite you to travel back in crime

by JoslynChase in Mystery, New Release, Suspense

I’m pleased to announce that the current issue of Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem magazine is an invitation to travel back in crime. It features my story, “The Javelin in Her Hand,” a mystery suspense set during an era of political intrigue in Ancient Egypt. A woman dares call herself Pharaoh while forces around her jockey […]

A beautiful visit to Würzburg

by JoslynChase in Travel

On a lovely Sunday afternoon, my husband and I took a day trip to visit the beautiful city of Würzburg, Germany. The city is situated on the River Main in the region of Franconia, the northern part of Bavaria and like most cities of medieval origin, it has a varied and interesting past life. The […]

I have a new book out, and it’s on Kindle Vella!

by JoslynChase in General, New Release

You may have heard of the new Amazon book platform, Kindle Vella. It’s a way to read stories one episode at a time, unlocking new episodes as you go along. I’m delighted to announce that I have a new book out, called Falling for The Lost Dutchman, and it’s on Kindle Vella! To let you […]

Here’s what I’ve been reading lately

by JoslynChase in Reading

Sometimes readers ask about the kinds of books I like to read or movies and television that I watch. And it goes both ways. I like to hear about my readers’ favorite books, movies, or television. After all, I’m an entertainer, so I like to know what my readers find most entertaining. And, I’m always […]

Wildflowers on the trail

by JoslynChase in Audiobooks, Travel

Yesterday afternoon we hiked the Rauher Kulm trail in the Upper Palatinate with our youth group from church. A beautiful day, warm and clear with just enough breeze to stir the leaves on the trees into a gentle whisper and set the wildflowers on the trail to nodding. The drive up to the mountain took […]

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 […]