A Trio of events on my writer’s journey

by JoslynChase, September 22, 2018 in Challenges, Free Stuff, Reading, Suspense, Writing

Here’s the short version: I’m in a promo with Lisa Gardner! I’m featured in a guest post Down Under! I have a story up for a Reader’s Choice Award! I’m hoping you’ll check out the promo for a chance to win books and an eReader, that you’ll visit the Australian site to peruse my article […]

4 Unexpected Benefits from reading thrillers

by JoslynChase, September 11, 2018 in Learning, Reading, Suspense, thrill

You may think you’re reading just for enjoyment, and reading a good thriller should be a satisfying entertainment experience. But you’re getting a whole lot more out of it than you might think. For the quick version, click on the square above to watch the 2-minute movie I created. Then, for more detail, read the […]

Feeding The Hurt

by JoslynChase, August 28, 2018 in Free Stuff, Reading, Writing

I’m pleased to present my first ever guest post. The purpose of my Story Power blog is to explore the many ways that story impacts our lives and the unlimited benefits it brings to us. Then, I go a step further and show you easy—and mostly free—ways to get more story into your life. So here’s […]

An overlooked art form worth looking at

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Publishing, Reading, Writing

These days, time seems shorter than ever, crammed full with work, errands, chores, activities, workouts, and so much more. Our attention spans are short, conditioned by tweets, snippets, Facebook posts, text messages, and the like. It seems logical, then, that readers would embrace short stories as a sound solution to the time issue. But short […]

Get ready for the August 8th release of Double Eclipse!

by JoslynChase in New Release, Reading, Suspense, Writing

Mystery + Thriller = double the excitement and double the suspense I’m pleased to announce there’s a book trailer, and it’s pretty sweet! Be sure to check it out. The story behind the stories Last September, I had the great privilege of attending a week-long mystery workshop with the lovely, prolific, and award-winning author and […]

Dishing out the ear candy

Once upon a time, there was a carpet merchant. He had his small business, a beautiful daughter, and a bad habit of borrowing money from a loan shark to keep his business running. When the sum owed was quite large, the loan shark came to collect. The lender was a crafty fellow. He’d had his […]

My newest murder mystery just released!

by JoslynChase in New Release, Reading, Writing

Ever wondered what life at an artist retreat is like? What about an artist retreat visited by murder most foul? Introducing a new character, and a new series, Death of a Muse is the story of a cat and a damaged artist, both wrestling with death. Here’s the teaser David Peeler, a sculptor poised for […]

Are you feeling it?

Why do we spend time reading a book or watching a movie? Why do we invest ourselves in a good story? The reasons tie into the same motivations that spur us to eat, build a shelter over our heads, and make babies. Survival—and because it feels good. In fact, these survival tactics feel good to […]

My love affair with suspense

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

Suspense and I, we go way back. I’ve been in love with suspense fiction for as long as I can remember. I learned to read at age four, but I recall afternoon naptimes before that when my mother would fall asleep with the storybook in her lap, freeing me to peruse the bookshelves at my […]

Getting a glimpse of the big picture

by JoslynChase in Reading, Story Power, Writing

Have you ever tried looking at those Magic Eye posters? You start by wondering what images the bright colors and abstract shapes are hiding, then you relax your eyes and shift your focus until the picture materializes, sharp and three-dimensional. It’s a pretty cool experience, and though their big wave of popularity has long since […]