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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Obstacles and complications…you gotta love ‘em

Whenever I’m up to my ears in knotty problems and difficulties, my children like to remind me that’s the way I’d write it. We all want smooth sailing in our day to day living, but when it comes to story, we demand conflict. Without it, there simply is no story. At its core, story is […]

Pressing Reset in the Wenatchee National Forest

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Travel

If you’ve ever had an experience that allows you to step back from your daily rush of tasks, unplug, and look at the world through new eyes, you’ll understand how much I appreciated the few days I spent this week at Camp Prime Time. Camp Prime Time is a jewel of a place, tucked into […]