Questions raised…and answered in a story

by JoslynChase, March 22, 2021 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 […]

When the villain plays the hero

by JoslynChase in Interview

Part of my job while putting together the suspense collection, And Then There Were Nine, was to interview the authors. When I asked Jason A. Adams what inspired his story, “Angel of Mercy,” he said he started by asking: “What if the villain thinks they’re the hero?” An intriguing question indeed. I enjoyed reading Jason’s […]

With a name like Ichabod Ebenezer…

by JoslynChase in Interview

You know that’s some good storytelling. The name conjures up visions of headless horsemen and chain-rattling ghosts. My fellow suspense writer from the Pacific Northwest has some massive literary shoes to fill in living up to his name and he’s making a fine job of it. I included his story, “The Sixth Street Shelter,” in […]

Hearing about The Sound of Murder

by JoslynChase in Interview

Earlier this year, Kydala Publishing, Inc. released an anthology I compiled called And Then There Were Nine. I had a marvelous time choosing stories and authors and putting the book together. I was particularly intrigued by the title and premise of Kari Kilgore’s story, “The Sound of Murder.” Can sound be used as a murder […]

A glimpse into the wacky world of Robert Jeschonek

by JoslynChase in Interview

For years, I’d heard intriguing things about Bob Jeschonek and his amazing stories. For example, I heard my mentor, Dean Wesley Smith, rave about a riveting story he wasn’t able to tear himself away from. A recommendation in itself, but made all the more irresistible when I learned the theme and title of the book: […]

Please welcome David H. Hendrickson!

by JoslynChase in Interview

Last March, a collection of suspense fiction I compiled, And Then There Were Nine, was released by Kydala Publishing, Inc. I’m thrilled to be able to offer the book to members of my readers’ group and to share it with suspense-lovers everywhere. I’ve been a fan of David H. Hendrickson since I first read his […]