Back from the coast and boy, oh boy!!

by JoslynChase, September 27, 2017 in Challenges, Learning, Reading, Travel, Writing

What a marvelous experience. I went to learn a lot about writing mysteries and thrillers—and I did. I went to meet a lot of great writers and benefit from their experience—and I did. I went to stretch myself beyond my comfort zone and grow, as a writer—and did I ever! Learning at the feet of […]

I’m opening a new chapter in my book of learning

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Publishing, Writing

As a result of my chance meeting with Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, and Shawn Coyne,  I took a different route on my journey to becoming a published author–one I never thought I’d tread. Seen from my position on low ground, it appeared utterly unachievable by someone like me. “It always seems impossible until […]

A chance meeting that changed my life

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Publishing, Writing

Have you ever noticed how often life-changing events sneak in under our radar… cozying up and sinking in roots while our attention is distracted with details of lesser import? Back in 2012, somewhere behind my conscious endeavors, my writer’s life did a one-eighty and I didn’t even realize it until the last months of 2016. […]

In praise of the third rail

Many thanks to my readers! I’m so pleased that Nocturne In Ashes is finally out in print and digital form, and that so many of you have read and enjoyed it. During its premier week, it reached #19 in Amazon’s crime thriller category, shocking and surprising me in the best of ways. It’s thanks to […]

It takes a village of heroes to change the world.

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading, thrill

I recently attended an event based on seeking truth, knowledge and education. The speakers were excellent and the counsel sound, but one of the presenters said something that made me want to shoot out of my seat and put him straight. He told us that his brother was the most educated person he knew because […]

Enough about me…let’s talk about you!

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading, thrill, Writing

I’m so glad you’re sharing my adventure. I’m very grateful to my readers and all of you who support me as I learn and grow as a writer. I love the whole creative process–from idea to outline to first draft to polishing to…everything that comes after that. Which is why I’m on this adventure. I […]

It’s all about the payoff, baby!

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Reading, thrill, Writing

 Have you ever been left hanging—with the expectation that something is going to happen—and then it never does? Irritating, isn’t it? My husband has a habit of beginning a sentence, leading me a ways down a conversational path, and then suspending me over a cliff, waiting for him to finish the question or the point […]

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Writing

I’m embracing this sentiment expressed by H.G. Wells, as it seems I’m getting knocked down hard over and over in recent months. When I was in college, I became very ill and went to the doctor. He said I had a bad case of tonsillitis and needed my tonsils removed, but that my wisdom teeth […]

The secret solution to life problems

by JoslynChase in General, Learning, Teaching

Problems are a part of life…sigh Have you ever got chewing gum stuck in your hair? Or tried to get your dog to swallow a pill? How about cake layers or slices of bread that keep sliding apart? These are pesky problems, but have I got a solution for you! Before we go there, though, […]

Washington welcomes me home

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Learning, Publishing, Reading

It’s lovely to see friends again, and to be closer to family. On the downside, the house needs so much work it feels like there can never be enough time or money in the world to see this one through to a happy ending. On the upside, I’ve been able to resume work on my […]