Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem explores the depths of betrayal

by JoslynChase in New Release, Reading, Suspense

Packed with spine-chilling stories and heart-pounding suspense, Mystery, Crime, and Mayhem’s latest issue explores the depths of betrayal in all its insidious forms. Betrayals manifest in a variety of ways and carry different degrees of impact. From subtle backstabs by trusted allies to larger-than-life schemes plotted maliciously, betrayal enmeshes itself into our world in complex […]

Surprise has a super power

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading

Surprise has a super power. Do you know what it is? What surprise does for us is massively focus our attention.

Exciting opportunity for thriller readers!

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Reading

If you love reading, you love reading thrillers, and you’d love to win a new Kindle Paperwhite loaded with five of the best thriller novels of all time, check out this giveaway.

Get into Locked Room Mysteries

by JoslynChase in Mystery, Reading

You know I’m all about mysteries, thrillers, and suspense! In order to make sure I’m serving my readers well, I need to stay in touch with my reader self. It’s important for me to read a lot of the kind of thing I love to write. The kind of thing you love to read. And […]

Steeped in spies and spycraft

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading, Travel

Between research for my new thriller, an assignment from an editor to write a spy romance, and homework for a spy fiction class I’m taking, I am absolutely steeped in spies and spycraft. As you might imagine, it’s interesting study material. I just finished reading Madame Fourcade’s Secret War, a non-fiction book about The Alliance, […]

Hypnosis and the modern reader

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading

I’m in the throes of researching my next novel and I’m learning some fascinating things about hypnosis. Did you know, for instance, that the process of entering a hypnotic state is very much like what happens when we get absorbed in reading a really good book? Let me share some of what I’ve discovered about […]

It was the best of endings, it was the worst of endings

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Mystery, Reading, Writing

Hail to my mystery-loving readers and friends! I come today with a fun challenge I hope you’ll enjoy. It’s all about the best and worst endings in the mystery books you’ve read. I am currently taking a class on how writers can ensure the endings they create for their mysteries fire on all cylinders and […]

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 […]

How body language works in a story

by JoslynChase in Reading, Storytelling

As a reader, you pick up on all sorts of tiny cues that add to, or detract from, the story. When a book pulls you in, grabbing your attention, compelling you to turn the pages, many elements are orchestrating to achieve that effect. When a book fails to capture your interest, some of those elements […]

My summer reading so far

by JoslynChase in Reading

Whenever I meet someone who likes to read, I always ask about their favorite books. It’s fun to enthuse with a fellow suspense lover, but it’s also interesting to learn about authors and genres I’m not familiar with. Book fans love talking about the books they’ve recently read as well as the ones that will […]